Here is a round-up of upcoming tasty food events happening this month. We’ll continue to update this post as we hear about new events, or after an event has taken place.
If you would like your event featured in this post, feel free to send us the details at vanfoodies [at] gmail.com.
Last updated: March 27, 2012
March 29: Dining Out For Life (Various Locations in Vancouver/Whistler)
Over 250 restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Fraser Valley will contribute 25% of their sales on March 29 to people living with HIV/AIDS.
For the past 16 years, restaurants have raised more than $3 million through this initiative. For more information, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/vancouver
March 29: Gourmet Warehouse Chocolate Challenge Grand Finale
The Chocolate Challenge is looking for the most creative, original and downright delectable chocolate recipe! Taste the Chocolate Challenge 2012’s top 6 entries and cast your vote as judges Rob Feenie, Thomas Haas and Greg Hook declare the Grand Prize Winner of the best chocolate recipe of 2012.
Tickets are priced $50.00 and can be purchased by calling the Gourmet Warehouse at 604-253-3022. All profits from the Chocolate Challenge 2012 will be donated to the Strathcona Back-Pack Program committed to providing nutritious snacks and meals for children in need in the Strathcona neighborhood.
March 29, 7-9pm
1340 Hastings Street, Vancouver
March 16: Fei Bing Express
Underground supper event organizers take the public stage for the very first time. For one day only, the two masterminds behind Ludzu & Xie Xie, Alex Dadzis and Ken Tsui, will take over the corner of Main St. & Kingsway, and transform Gene, the iconic coffee bar, into a Chinese hawker stand. They will be serving the following:
- Paradise Valley Pork Belly & House-Made Apple Jelly Fei Bing $7.00
- Sesame Shiitake & Smoked Tofu with Hoisin, Sriracha Fei Bing $7.00
- Add 5 Spice Yam Chips $2.00
- Ice Queen Sweet Heart (Almond Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich) $4.00
Fei Bing Express
March 16, 5-11pm
2404 Main Street, Vancouver
March 17-18: St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Raincity Grill
Raincity Grill will offer a two-course brunch for $20 per person. You will have the options such as “Green Eggs and Ham”, which includes green scrambled eggs, ‘sloping hills’ pork, toast, and herbed potatoes; a delicious crab omelet with watercress salad; Bubble & Squeak Hash, which features poached eggs topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce; Irish stew prepared with lamb cheeks, potatoes, leeks, and fresh herbs; a Smoked Salmon Brioche made with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and green salad; or Green Fish n’ Chips with a house-made tartar sauce. This menu is only available on March 17 and March 18.
Reservations can be made by phoning the restaurant directly at 604-685-7337.
March 17-18, brunch at 10:00am-2:30pm
1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
March 20: Macaron Day
Four years ago, famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé and members of the Association Relais Desserts created the charitable “le Jour du Macaron” (Macaron Day). Four years later, Vancouver is finally joining other cities such as New York and Toronto to celebrate this special day.
On March 20, everyone who visits French Made Baking will receive a free macaron! No purchase necessary but they will be collecting donations for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation throughout the day.
Over in downtown Vancouver, Thierry Chocolaterie Pâtisserie Café will celebrate Macaron Day by donating 10% of all macaron sales made that day to the food-sustainability charity Growing Chefs!
At Soirette, each customer will receive a free macaron and with every purchase of 12-macaron box, guest will receive a free macaron-based dessert, new to Soirette. They will be collecting donations for the Make a Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Leonidas Chocolates at the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be selling their macarons at 25%, only $1.50 each. $0.50 will be donated to Ride to Conquer Cancer.
While supplies last – so don’t wait till the last minute before you set foot in either store!
French Made Baking
March 20, 8am-6:30pm
81 Kingsway, Vancouver
Thierry Chocolaterie Pâtisserie Café
March 20, 7am-midnight
1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Soirette Macarons and Tea
March 20, 10am-7pm
1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
March 20, 10am-6:30pm
#29-1055 Canada Place , Vancouver
March 26: Taste of Talent Benefit Dinner
Guests of Honor, Chef Michael Stadtlander and Chef Paul Harber will be traveling to Vancouver to support Canada’s exemplary culinary talent. Together with Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Head Chef, Ken Nakano, taste courses after courses prepared by below culinary teams.
- Canada’s National Culinary Team
- Canada’s Junior National Culinary Team
- Culinary Team British Columbia
- Canada’s Bocuse d’Or Competitor
- WACS Global Chef Challenge Competitor
Aim of this benefit dinner is to raise funds to support these teams on their effort to represent our province and country in the upcoming national and international culinary competitions.
Tickets are $290 per guest or $2,750 per a table of 10. Please visit its Eventbrite listing for more information or to purchase tickets.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
March 26, 6:30-11pm
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
March 26: Howe Sound Beer Dinner at ensemble Tap
On Monday, March 26, commencing at 6pm, Howe Sound’s brewmaster and Chefs MacKay and Hendrickson will honour four extraordinary Howe Sound beers, with modern comfort menu items chosen specifically for their pairing characteristics.
Seating is limited to just 45 persons so reserve now at firstname.lastname@example.org! Cost per person is $50 plus tax and gratuity.
March 26, starting at 6pm
990 Smithe Street, Vancouver