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 for consideration.
Last updated: June 20, 2012
June 23: Pajo’s 25th Anniversary in Port Moody
Celebrate this milestone with Pajo’s at its Rocky Point Park location on Saturday, June 23. Free, fun activities for everyone: live music, bouncy castle, cake cutting, firetruck tour, prizes/contests, and more.
Pajo’s at Rocky Point Park
2800 Block Murray Street, Port Moody
June 23, 1-5pm
June 24: Greek Day on Broadway
Hosted by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C.’s (HCC), this event is to promote the Vancouver Greek community’s established presence during the last 100 years and incorporating its rich cultural heritage that has spanned 2500 years of history.
It includes 23 food vendors, live music, dancing lessons, sampling Greek product, petting zoo, cooking demonstrations, artisan market, raffle and more.
For more information, visit the Greek Day website.
Entrance at Broadway & MacDonald Street
June 24, 11am-9pm
Now till June 28: Italian Heritage Month Festivities
The Province of BC and the City of Vancouver proclaimed June 2012 the Italian Heritage Month. To celebriate their culture, the Italian Cultural Centre has organized a series of events, with some offering food, such as the Grand Opening Day (June 1), Eurocup gatherings (June 10, 14 and 18), Italian Day on the Drive (June 10), and Festa Italiana (June 24).
For event details, visit the Italian Cultural Centre website.
Various event locations in Vancouver
Now till June 28: Dine in Whistler
Similar to Dine Out Vancouver, participating restaurants of Dine in Whistler offers exceptional value through $19, $29, $39 or $49 menu. Enjoy a diverse range of dining experiences and menus – from soulful pub fare, to authentic ethnic cuisine, to unique and innovative fine dining – all while taking in spectacular natural setting of Whistler.
Some hotels also offer discounted room rates to those who are visiting Whistler for this event. More details can be found at www.whistler.com/dinein.
At participating restaurants
Ends June 28
Now till July 18: Arts Club Theatre’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes
The Arts Club Theatre Company announces its spring 2012 lineup of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes, running from May 28 to July 18. These intimate four-course dinners are held at private residences throughout Vancouver to give guests the opportunity to discover the latest trends in food and wine, and ways to incorporate in-vogue ingredients into the home cook’s arsenal. Last year we had the privilege to attend one of the events – you can read about it here: Arts Club’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes ft. Chef Ned Bell
The spring lineup includes new chefs: David Robertson, owner of The Dirty Apron Cooking School; TV personality Anthony Sedlak, who recently opened The American Cheesesteak Co.; Tim Evans at Siena Restaurant; and Tom Lee, chef de cuisine at Edible Canada at the Market.
Tickets for each of these fundraising events benefiting the Arts Club are $125 and include a $50 tax receipt. For tickets and info, call Special Events at 604-687-5315 x248. A full list of chefs and dates is available at artsclub.com.
Secret dinner locations to be announced to registrants
Now till July 18
June 1-3: EAT! Vancouver
EAT! Vancouver, Canada’s largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival, will take place at BC Place Stadium on June 1-3, 2012. It includes hundreds of exhibits to browse, taste and shop, plus celebrity chef cook-offs, and the opportunity to get to meet and know about local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, artisan goods, and many others from the culinary world.
This has been one of our favourite shows to go to. Last year we did up two posts to summarize what we saw at the show; you can read them here: Joyce | Mr. Tickets are $14 online or $16 at the door. For more information, visit www.eat-vancouver.com.
BC Place Stadium
Show hours vary everyday
Now till June 2: Feast! Tofino
A 16-day-long series of culinary events to be held on the West Coast of Vancouver Island beginning on May 18, 2012 and culminating with the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, June 1-2, 2012. A collaboration between acclaimed local and regional guest chefs, restaurants, fishermen, foragers, farmers, accommodation, activity and tour providers, Feast! Tofino celebrates the abundance of available seafood and the sustainable “boat-to-table” practices commonly employed by the area’s restaurants and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.
There are a number of activities happening during that period, including “Dine About” prix fixe menus at $29, $39 and $49. For more information, visit www.feastbc.com.
At participating restaurants and various event locations in Tofino
Ends June 2