Category: Festivals

Food, drinks and neighborhood festivals from around the city.

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2017

On July 6th, I attended the annual energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooked up their version of the Indian dishes focussing on this…

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2016

The 9th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 16th. This event saw a packed house of 700 people sampling many or all of the fourteen…

Taste of Yaletown thru October 27

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 12thannual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 31 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will showcase sharing and pairing from…

Feast of Fields in Aldergrove

This year’s 22nd annual extraordinary feast was held on two adjacent farms on September 11, Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm was the setting for this feast. It’s one of my favourite events of the year, this annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s,…

Mixology Night on the Pier

Celebrating the rebirth of cocktail culture, The Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver added a spectacular new event into the mix, a Mixology Night on the Pier. This exciting new culinary event featured 8 of the city’s top bartenders, along…

6th Annual Best of the West

Last night I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  The clouds cleared and it was a beautiful night on the pier, guests mingled eating delicious bites from North Shore restaurants and sipped on…

Food and Music at the 39th Annual Folk Music Festival

During the weekend of July 15-17, 2016 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 39th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I enjoyed…

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2016

On July 7th, I attended the energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooking up their version of the Indian dishes, held at the Roundhouse…

Joy of Feeding 2016

It was a glorious day at the 5th annual Joy of Feeding event that I attended on Saturday June 25 at UBC Farm. Enjoyed the extravaganza that featured 15 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe of choice to the…

Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

It was an afternoon of beer, music and beautiful weather for the 7th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s festival on the grounds of the PNE. With over 100 breweries pouring close to 400 mostly beers, the crowd was enjoying their…

Celebrating the Spirits at BC Distilled

On March 26th I attended BC Distilled that featured over 23 distilleries from across British Columbia, it was mostly small-batch distilleries and many of them were new. I was looking forward to another round so to speak, after last years…

The Curry Cup

On March 7, I attended this 3rd annual fundraiser event presented by The Chefs’ Table Society of BC. Foodies tasted unique and different curries from 8 participating restaurants as they competed for top judging prize as well as the people’s…

Joy of Feeding 2015

On Saturday September 19, I spent the evening at UBC Farm enjoying the extravaganza that featured 16 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe of choice to the hundreds of people in attendance. I loved the Beer and Cheddar Fondue…

Feast of Fields at UBC Farm

I attended another joyous festival of food and drink this past Sunday for the 21st annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, this was my 6th Feast of Fields. It was a cloudy cool day with a great crowd…

Vintners Brunch Highlights the Vancouver Wine Fest

This years Vintners Brunch that I attended as part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the best one that I had ever attended in the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It was so well organized, with delicious food from the…

Feast of Fields at Wellbrook Winery

It was my first time to Wellbrook Winery this past Sunday for the 20th annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, this was my 5th Feast of Fields It was a beautiful day with a great crowd of passionate…

Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest Winners

This past weekend I participated in the 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival as one of the celebrity judges, I also had an opportunity to sample much of the fare during the weekend. It was Barbq madness creating a…

4th Annual Best of the West

Last night I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver along with House Wine.  The weather was beautiful, the backdrop of the local mountains and Burrard Inlet were magnificent, guests mingled eating delicious bites…

Food and Music at the 37th Annual Folk Music Festival

During the weekend of July 18-20, 2014 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I snacked…

Feast of Fields at Krause

It was back to Krause Berry Farm last Sunday for the annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, this was my 4th Feast of Fields and the 2nd time I have attended one at this farm. It was a…

2nd Annual Food Awards at the Vancouver Folk Fest

During the weekend of July 19-21, 2013 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I ate…

Brewery and the Beast

On Sunday June 16,  I attended the ultimate meat festival that was unlike anything I had seen locally. Held on the grounds of Concord Pacific Place, the backdrop couldn’t have been more stellar as it was situated overlooking False Creek….

Highlights at Eat Vancouver 2013

This past weekend I visited the Eat Vancouver exhibition at BC Place Stadium and found it to be a very organized event with a lot of different food and drink to taste. Since this is a food festival geared towards…

Feast of Fields at Golden Ears Cheese

One of my favourite food events of the year is Feast of Fields which always takes place in September at a different farm around the lower mainland. This past Sunday, this tasty event was held in an open field at…

2nd Annual Best of the West

Last week I attended this wonderful event for the 2nd year in a row hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver along with House Wine. Again the event was filled with wonderful bites from many of West Vancouver…

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