If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food and beverage-centred events is as strong as ever, so it’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them week after week.
Here are 8 food events, in or around Vancouver, to check out this week.
- An AYCE Valentine's Chocolate Cave Buffet is happening in Vancouver
- $10 epic brunch: Benny Bonanza returns to Joe Fortes in February
- You can feast on AYCE dim sum for Chinese New Year
Available on Saturday and Sunday, Beta5’s new mid-morning service will offer four rotating pastries for eight weekends only. Starts January 20 and 21 and runs until March 10 and 11.
When: 10 am Saturdays and Sundays until treats run out
Where: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
The Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea celebrates all the glitz of Old Hollywood, think Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne. Black and white flicks are projected on a screen at the centre of the room, but the real star of the show is the food.
When: Wednesday through Sunday from January 10 to April 1, 2018; seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65 per person
Blue Water Cafe has been concocting weird and wonderful culinary creations from the sea for their annual Unsung Heroes Festival for 14 years, and this year’s selection is no different. This year, Executive Chef Frank Pabst has created an array of delights, integrating sustainable seafood not commonly found on many menus into familiar and much-loved dishes.
When: February 1 to February 27, 2018
Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Price: A la carte, most items range from $13 to $16
The annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 20 and runs until February 14 – which means you have 22 days to try all 35 of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.
When: January 20 to February 14, 2018
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver
Price: Prices vary
Benny Bonanza, a joyful and uber affordable brunch deal at the legendary Joe Fortes restaurant officially kicks off February 3 and runs every Saturday and Sunday until February 25. This mid-morning event gives patrons a choice of Joe Fortes signature Eggs Benedict in three flavours – each only ringing in at $9.95.
When: Weekends from February 3 to 25
Where: Joe Fortes Seafood and Steakhouse – 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
In honour of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s spring exhibition, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, Market is launching a five-course tasting menu inspired by Murakami’s work. This will be available from February 5 to 28.
When: Daily from February 5 to 28
Where: Market by Jean-Georges – 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Enjoy a full menu demonstration and seat in our candlelight restaurant room to enjoy the three-course dinner with a glass of wine. Menu: French Onion Soup, Filo Wrapped Salmon, and Creme Brulee.
When: Saturday, February 10 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $85; buy via Eventbrite
The annual Valentine’s Chocolate Cave Buffet takes place at Notch8 inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on February 14, and it’s one sweet event. Tickets are $70 per couple and they will guarantee your spot in the restaurant’s private dining room, which will be transformed with floor-to-ceiling custom built chocolate covered walls and a selection of over 25 different AYCE chocolate desserts created by the talented in-house pastry team.
When: Wednesday, February 14 from 8:30 to 11 pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $70 per couple; for reservations email or call 604-662-1900