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.
Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel 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
Dine Out Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver is back for its 16th year, bringing with it a crowded calendar of food events, with almost 300 restaurants participating in this year’s exciting event. Taking place from January 19 through February 4, 2018, the popular annual fest features hundreds of restaurants, each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax, gratuity and beverages).
When: Friday, January 19 through Sunday, February 4, 2018
Where: Multiple restaurants around Vancouver
Price: $20 to $40
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2018
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
‘Torch’d Devil’ from True Confections
To get one of these bad boys in your hands, you can order the Torch’d Devil through the foodora app and pick it up at their Denman location (the Broadway cafe isn’t participating in this one).
When: January 31 to February 6
Where: 866 Denman Street, Vancouver
La Poutine Week Vancouver
Perfectly timed for all the carb cravings caused by winter in Canada, the great French-Canadian classic is cause for celebration when La Poutine Week kicks off in Vancouver the first week of February.
When: February 1 to 7, 2018
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
Chocolate Lover’s Ultimate Class: Desserts for Valentine’s
To impress your Valentine, learn some decadent chocolate desserts. Enjoy the Lava cake on site. Bring home Chocolate Mousse, Truffles, and recipes.
When: Thursday, February 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Community Center – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Price: $50; buy via Kensington Community Ctr
OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina
OneCoffee, a maker of compostable single-serve coffee pods, wants to celebrate its launch with you over brunch at Medina. Guests will enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic and fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge! A limited number of free tickets are available, max two tickets per person.
When: Saturday, February 3 at 9:30 am
Where: Medina Café – 780 Richards Street
Price: Free; get tickets via Eventbrite
Beta5 Weekend Brunch
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
Éclairs and Cream Puff: Valentine’s Day Special
Choux Pastry is the trendy dessert from France, and you can learn how easy it is. Take your pastries home and printed recipes.
When: Sunday, February 4 from 2 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC
Watch Super Bowl LII in Vancouver
Get ready, Vancouver, it’s almost time to watch the biggest game of the year. Super Bowl LII is happening on Sunday, February 4, and that means it’s time to cozy up in your favourite sports bars, old and new, and watch the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
When: Sunday, February 4
Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver