15 Can’t-Miss Food Events Happening in Vancouver This September

How to eat your way through the last days of summer.

AnnaLena Dinner Series “Volume 003: Arena”

Ever wanted to sit down to a rugby-inspired appetizer (meat pie), followed by some “tennis” (strawberries and cream) for dessert? Join Annalena for eight courses, each inspired by a different sport, for Volume 3 of their dinner series, in collaboration with Reigning Champ.

When: September 3 and 4
Where: 1809 West 1st Avenue
Price: $119 plus tax

Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar’s ‘La Paulée’ Bordeaux Dinner

Attention, wine enthusiasts. Boulevard is hosting a ‘La Paulée’ event, a time-honoured tradition in France, where guests get to bring and share their own best bottle of Bordeaux. Amongst all the vino, enjoy a multi-course menu custom-created for the occasion by its award-winning culinary team.

When: September 4, 6 p.m.
Where: 845 Burrard Street
Price: $125 including tax and gratuity

Big Day BBQ at The American

A little taste of Texas comes to Vancouver next weekend as The American serves up everything from brisket, ribs and pulled pork to Tex-Mex pasta salad, smokey slaw, and pit beans for their Big Day Barbeque. Wash it down with Strange Fellows that you’ll find on tap.

When: September 8, 10 a.m.
Where: 926 Main Street
Price: $20 and up

Chambar’s 15th Anniversary Block Party 

Chambar is celebrating their 15th birthday with 1,500 FREE waffles—the sweet treat that put them on the map. The party will also have live entertainment and an outdoor pig roast. Everyone’s invited, but come early while waffles last.

When: September 8, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: 568 Beatty Street 
Price: Free

25th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is a four-hour wandering gourmet harvest festival—the biggest and longest running food fest in B.C. Stroll from tent to tent, tasting gourmet creations from some of the Lower Mainland’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers.

 When:  September 8, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 17740 River Rd, Richmond
Price: Adults from $99

Luigi Bosca Tasting and Dinner at Vij’s Restaurant

Anthony Gismondi is hosting special guest Alberto Arizu for an evening of wine and food with Argentina’s Luigi Bosca at Vij’s. The night includes a family-style three-course dinner featuring sablefish, pakoras, and kalonji curries—and of course, wine. There’ll also be a cocktail reception, and wine tasting with discussion from Arizu.

When:  September 11, 6 p.m.
Where:  3106 Cambie Street
Price:  $150 including tax and gratuity

Vin Van Long Table Dinner

Vin Van is back at it again with another beautiful long table dinner. This time, the pop-up series is showcasing some of founder Jo Owen’s favourite wines from the Pacific Northwest alongside a multi-course feast created by Belgard Kitchen’s Head Chef Drew Scott. Tickets include a welcome drink, multiple seasonal inspired courses and all wine pairings.

When: September 12, 7 p.m.
Where: 55 Dunlevy Ave
Price:  $105

Origo Club ‘La Paulée’ Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner 

Been holding onto that bottle of Burgundian Grand Cru for a very special occasion? This is definitely that occasion. Attendees are to bring along/show-off their two bottles or magnum of their best Grand Cru, while they and their fellow connoisseurs taste amongst the seven-course French inspired dinner. Bon appetit.

When: September 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: No.110, 6888 River Rd, Richmond
Price:  $350

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival

Who doesn’t love meat and cheese? Okay, probably vegetarians. But for everyone else, there’s the annual Cheese and Meat Festival in Yaletown. Attend a seminar like “Cheese, Chocolate, Beer” before you taste your way through international and local artisan food and liquor samples, then maybe go home for a nap (and a cheese dream).

When: September 14
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews
Price:  $65 plus tax

Sunday Supper On The Farm by Ubuntu Canteen 

It’s hard to not get excited over the phrase “Summer Harvest Beer Pairing Dinner,” and if you’re yet to get yourself to a long table dinner this summer, then this is your chance. Your ticket will get you a tour of the 100-year-old-farm in Surrey and a four-course-family-style-dinner with roast pork, harvested fruits and veggies, alongside pairings from Luppolo Brewing.

When: September 15, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Zaklan Heritage Farm, 13278 84 Ave, Surrey
Price: $90 including gratuity

Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken 

Fancy biting into some fried chicken while you try and remember the name of that one Snoop Dogg song? Test your knowledge at Juke’s five rounds of hip hop trivia, while you make a meal of it with their food and drink specials. Guarantee a spot by signing up with your team of (up to) six via their social media, or walk in.

When: September 17, 7 p.m.
Where:182 Keefer St
Price: Free

Sunday Night Movie Series Continues at Bells and Whistles

Every once in a while it can be nice to catch a glimpse of a movie while you’re drinking a beer at a pub, except the screens are usually tiny, and you never know what they’ll be screening. That’s where Bells and Whistles’ mammoth screens and weekly movie screenings come in. Take advantage of their late night happy hour and catch Super Troopers (September 1), Remember The Titans (September 8), The Waterboy (September 15), The Blues Brothers (September 22), or Animal House (September 29).

When: September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; showtime at 9 p.m.
Where: 3296 Fraser St
Price: Free

Paella Patio Party at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

Join the party at this mingler-style event as chefs cook up a trio of regionally focused, Spanish-inspired paellas. Tickets include a glass of house-made sangria or Estrella Barcelona Lager upon arrival. Cheers to that! 

When: September 22, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where:845 Burrard Street
Price: $38 plus tax and gratuity

Passions 2019 

Passionate about food? Passions 2019 is here for you! This is your chance to attend a food event with participation from 23 restaurants in Vancouver. Get yourself to Granville Island for a night of local cuisine with fine wines, and an auction, all in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

When: September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Where:1218 Cartwright Street
Price: $225

Natural Wine Pairing Dinner at Tocador 

Been meaning to expand your knowledge of natural wine? Tocador is hosting a dinner with five dishes created by chef Justin Ell, each paired specifically to five different natural wines. We just hope you like surprises, because the menu will only be revealed as each dish arrives.

When: September 29, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: 2610 Main St
Price: $109