Even though summer may be coming to and end, the foodie events are still going strong.
And now that it’s almost September, there are some awesome fall events on the horizon, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Here are 20 Vancouver food events to check out this September.
The Black Bamboo Pop-Up Cocktail Bar at 1219 Granville Street is officially open from now until September 30, running every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 11 pm. You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance for this intimate, tropical-themed room which comes complete with live music, entertainment, champagne, and fresh cold-pressed juice cocktails. Patrons can expect something different on any given night, including rotating music themes like funk, hip hop, disco, and 90s jams.
When: Every Friday and Saturday from now through September 30 from 8 to 11 pm
Where 1219 Granville Street, Vancouver (back alley entrance)
Rosé All Day Brunch at Market by Jean-Georges
Aimed at those who like to savour and sip their way through the weekend midday meal, “Rosé All Day” features a sexy new menu of contemporary riffs on brunch classics, along with oodles of rosé. Look for everything from a cool Rosé Spritzer (Kim Crawford Rose, Simple Syrup, Strawberries, Lemon, Club Soda) to a very Instagrammable Rosé Popsicle (House Made Popsicle with Ruffino Sparkling Rosé).
When: Every Saturday and Sunday this summer from 11:30 am to 3 pm, through Sunday, September 3.
Where: Shangri-La Hotel – 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar brought back their annual Sunday Seafood Boil Series returns for a third consecutive year–and it wraps up on September 3. Limited to just 24 seats at each event, enjoy best fresh-caught selections of crawfish, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels and Dungeness crab, served in a traditional East Coast-style seafood boil piled high on butcher’s paper.
When: Sunday, September 3 at 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: $62; buy via Eventbrite
Canada 150 Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Zeroing in on July 1, and Canada’s big 150th birthday, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s current afternoon tea is Canadian-themed, and features cool vintage Canadian travel decor, custom tea blends, a tiered “tower” of savoury nibbles inspired by different regions in our nation, and a delicious spread of Canadian desserts.
When: Now through September 3; daily sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Cost: $59 (Children 12 and under are $29.50); for reservations call 604-662-1900 or email [email protected]
This summer, if you love the power couple of beer and brunch, Sundays at the PNE is where you need to be. That’s because for 2017 Craft Beer Fest is adding a Sunday long-table brunch with beer pairings for thirsty fans.
When: Sunday, September 3, 2017; doors at 11:30, brunch at noon
Where: Italian Gardens – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: $49; tickets available online
Le Burger Week Vancouver
Le Burger Week invites the public to head into participating restaurants (or order via Skip The Dishes, if the establishment offers it) and vote online for their favourite burger. Each restaurant will be offering a special “burger price” for participants to get in on so they can try them all. This year there are nine venues taking part in Le Burger Week Vancouver
When: September 1 to September 7
Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival – Vancouver
Head to this festival to enjoy 22 Vancouver food trucks, an artisan market, live music, and more. Trucks includes C’est si bon, Slavic Rolls, The Reef Runner, Cannoli King, Melt City Grilled Cheese to name a few.
When: Sunday, September 10 at noon
Where: 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Free admission
It’s time for some of Vancouver’s top chefs to trade in their restaurant kitchens for cooking space that’s a lot more mobile. The Chef Meets Truck event will go down in Yaletown on Tuesday, September 12, and there are some pretty exciting culinary match-ups. Partnering with some popular local food trucks, the chefs on tap will hop on board the four-wheeled kitchens to create sample-sized bites of top-notch eats for guests to enjoy.
When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The intersection of Hamilton and Nelson in Yaletown
Cost: $69; tickets available online
In this class by Tartine and Maple learn all the basics of making Brioche. Attendees will learn how to make Basic Brioche Loaf, Braided Brioche with pearl sugar, Brioche Cinnamon Rolls, and Savory BBQ Pork Buns. You will be served a glass of wine during the class and a welcome snack, and you’ll be able to take home recipes and leftovers.
When: September 13 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cost: $59; buy via Eventbrite
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler and lifestyle guru Catherine Roscoe Barr from The Life Delicious invite you to take part in a intimate weekend retreat taking place September 15 to 17. This event will include mental and physical “reset” and include daily group workshops and movement sessions and six nutritious curated meals to name a few.
When: September 15 to 17
Where: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Cost: $1250 per person; book online
A one-day, free Mexican “cultural experience” is coming to the heart of downtown Vancouver next month. On Saturday, September 16, the day-long outdoor pop-up event known as Market Mexico will take over Robson Square and everyone is welcome to come check it out. In addition to the market, the event will also feature music, film programming, and a Mexican market virtual reality experience that was produced by the Mexico Tourism Board.
When: Saturday, September 16
Where: Robson Square
Celebrate Roots: Vegetable Harvest Dinner
Edible Canada welcomes Brian Luptak of the acclaimed Vancouver restaurant, The Acorn, to present Celebrate: Roots, a Vegetable Harvest dinner at their bistro on Granville Island. The Acorn has been named one of the ‘World’s 10 Best Vegetarian Destinations’ by CNN, one of many accolades due in large part to Chef Luptak’s creativity and talent. Tickets include welcome cocktail, multi-course set menu dinner, wine pairings.
When: Monday, September 18 at 6:45 pm
Where: Edible Canada Bistro – 1596 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Cost: $99; tickets available online
This demo class by Tartine and Maple is focused on teaching attendees how to create a simple French meal. Attendees will learn how to make Pear, Endive and Blue Cheese salad, “Escalope a la creme” (chicken breast tender, pan seared and creamy mustard sauce), and “Clafoutis” (seasonal fruits cook in a flan-like batter).
When: September 21 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Cost: $60; buy online
Patrons are invited to taste culinary creations from the city’s top restaurants, bakeries, and caterers at Scotiabank Passions on September 27. Attendees at this event, which is put on the support the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, can also enjoy New Zealand wines and bid on fantastic auction items.
When: Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm
Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Cost: $200 per person; buy online
Feast on the Fraser is back this fall for ten days of food-filled fun in New Westminster. Taking place from September 22 until October 1, this event offers everything from longtable dinners to cultural tastings and everything in between. Feast on the Fraser was created to show people the best of what New West has to offer – from food to fun, this schedule is packed with exciting culinary events.
When: September 22 to October 1
Where: Multiple venues around New Westminster
Cost: $25-$135; buy online
This class by Tartine and Maple will take you to Provence and demonstrate Bouillabaiss, a fish and selfish stew. Attendees will learn how to make Pissaladière (flatbread covered in caramelized onions, olives and anchovies), Bouillabaisse, and Navettes de Marseilles (orange flower flavored biscuits, accompanied by homemade peach in syrup and vanilla ice cream).
Cost: $69; buy via Eventbrite
This event kicks off with a cocktail and reception at the Alumni Centre, which is followed by a six-course feast, local wine and beer (for purchase), live music, and entertainment. The after-dinner entertainment includes special shows and exhibits planned just for you at UBC’s world-class Arts and Culture District.
When: September 28 from 4 to 10 pm
Where: UBC, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver
Cost: $25-$45; buy online
The Cheese and Meat Festival allows consumers to taste their way through international and local meats, accompaniments (pickled items, chocolates, coffees, etc) and cheeses while pairing them with wine, beer, and cider. The festival takes place at the historic RoundHouse in Yaletown. All attendees will be given a small charcuterie board upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on the board while vendors describe the item being showcased.
When: Saturday, September 30 from 3 to 9:30 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Cost: $35 – $125; buy via Eventbrite
On September 30 head to Hester Creek Estate Winery for local garlic growers, artisan crafters, food carts, live entertainment, and more. This family friendly event is in support of the Oliver Elementary School Farm to Table lunch program. Admission is by donation to the program and the festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm, and there’s live music all day.
When: Saturday, September 30 at 11 am
Where: Hester Creek Estate Winery, 877 Road 8, Box 1605, Oliver
Cask and Keg is an outdoor, evening event focused on celebrating the creations from local distilleries, breweries and cideries. This fun, relaxed evening will be filled with live entertainment provided by The Big Easy Funk Ensemble, tasty morsels created by a variety of food trucks and locally made artisan wares on display by select vendors. All admission tickets include a souvenir glass and three tasting tickets.
When: Saturday, September 30 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Oliver Community Park, 6359 Park Drive, Oliver
Cost: buy online$20-$25 per person; or at gate
With files from Lindsay-William Ross.