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: April 26, 2012
April 2-30: New Veganminster Passport Event (Contest)
To promote New Westminster to be the Vegan Culinary Destination, a number of local businesses have partnered together to run a contest.
To enter, pick up a New Veganminster Passport at any of the following locations: Crepe Des Amis, Karmavore Vegan Shop, Coming Home Café or Shine Wellness Space. Then, visit any of the businesses listed in the New Veganminster Passport between April 2nd and April 30th and receive a stamp in your passport when you follow the instructions listed. The more stamps you collect the more chances you have to win!
Hand in your vegan passport at any of the drop off locations and you will be entered to win the prizes! The top prize is a vegan getaway package valued at approximately $450! For more information and for contest rules please visit www.thehungrytaurus.com/events.
At participating locations
April 2-30, 2012
April 30: Arts Club Theatre’s Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner
The Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner is hosted by Lise Asimont, the Director of Grower Relations at Sonoma’s Francis Ford Coppola Winery, with an Italian four-course menu in honour of the famous filmmaker’s heritage. The winery was recognized with the coveted USA Producer of the Year Award in 2011 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
This is part of Arts Club’s signature California Wine Fair fundraiser. The dinner is $185 per ticket. For tickets and information, call box office at 604-687-1644 or visit artsclub.com.
April 30 at 6pm
2611 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
April 5: SakuraB Bento Box Lunch at Cherry Jam Downtown Concert
To kick off the 6th annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival there will be a concert at Burrard SkyTrain Station on April 5. As part of the celebration, Master chef Hidekazu Tojo and five other top local Japanese chefs from Shuraku, Zest, Miku, Zen, & Toshi Sushi have created the SakuraB Bento (lunch box) for you – a limited-edition culinary treat to make your celebration this year even more memorable.
Each bento box is $20 and it’s available by pre-order only. Remember not to throw away the bento box passport because with every purchase you will be able to redeem a free appetizer at some of the participating restaurants, excluding Miku.
The last day to pre-order is April 1. For a list of items in the bento box and to learn more about the Festival, visit vcbf.ca.
Indoor Concourse of Burrard Skytrain Station
April 5, Chef Demo at 11am; Bento Box Pick-up 11am-2pm
Near the corner of Burrard & Dunsmuir
April 14: Indulge n’ Dance
Indulge n’ Dance features seven local pastry makers who are young entrepreneurs without a brick and mortar presence. You might find their treats at the baker’s market or online. Desserts are served from 8:30-10:30 pm and DJ Chelsea Joelle from Girls on Wax is spinning some great 80s/90s dance music after. The event is an excellent chance for the pastry chefs to showcase their favourite products and connect with Vancouver’s foodie community in a relaxed atmosphere.
Tickets for Indulge n’ Dance are $18 each which includes admission, one treat as well as one Salt Spring coffee beverage. Diehard dessert fans can also buy additional treat tickets at $6 each to avoid missing any of the delicious bites. and help support local pastry makers. Visit www.indulgendance.com for more information or check out the ticket website.
W2 Media Cafe
April 14 at 8:30pm
111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
April 18: Arts Club Theatre California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting
In its 32nd year, the event will provide 700 wine enthusiasts the opportunity to talk one-on-one with passionate and knowledgeable vintners, and the chance to discover interesting new varietals, blends, and labels in a lively atmosphere. A silent auction will run throughout the evening featuring luxury hotel stays and gift certificates to top entertainment attractions, fine restaurants, and spas.
This is part of Arts Club’s signature California Wine Fair fundraiser. Tickets are $75, or $65 per person for groups of six or more. For tickets and information, call box office at 604-687-1644 or visit artsclub.com.
Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre East
April 18 at 7pm
999 Canada Place, Vancouver
April 21: More than Recipes: Inspired Food Writing with Meeru Dhalwala
This Tyee Master Class will help you develop a good focus and organized plan to begin writing them down. Join Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s restaurant for refreshments, catered hors d’oeuvres and four hours of intensive instruction on food, recipe and cookbook writing that will make your readers’ mouths water.
Registration fee is approximately $225 (HST and service fees included) and it includes four instructional hours, a home-cooked snack from Meeru, refreshments served by Tyee sommelier Justin Everett, and catering by Whole Foods.
For more information or to register, visit the The Tyee’s website.
The Tyee’s Vancouver Newsroom (exact location to be revealed to registrants at a later time)
April 21, 1-5pm
April 22: Variety’s Annual Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch
In its 3rd year, this event brings together some of BC’s finest chefs in a battle for your taste buds as they prepare delicious brunch dishes for guests to enjoy and vote for their favourite! Participating restaurants include EBO Restaurant, Save On Meats, Terminal City Club, The Abercorn Hotel & Restaurant, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, and YEW restaurant + bar.
This is a fundraising event for Variety – The Children’s Charity. Tickets are $45, or $40 for Variety members. For tickets and information, visit www.variety.bc.ca/foodfight.htm.
Terminal City Club
April 22, 11am-2pm
837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
April 24-26: Crave – Dine Out in Burnaby Heights
For three nights only, from Tuesday, April 24 to Thursday, April 26, a number of restaurants in Burnaby Heights (North Burnaby) will feature something tasty and unique. They will offer a 3-course set menu priced at $15, $20 or $25 price points. It’s similar to Dine Out Vancouver, but in a neighbourhood and more affordable.
Check out the list of restaurants and their respective menus here: www.burnabyheights.com/events/crave/
Various Restaurants in North Burnaby