March Food Events in Vancouver: Where to Feast This Month

Vancouver's most delicious food and drink events—March 2024 edition.

Soak up the longer days of March with some extra joie de vivre—we’re talking juicy Vancouver Cocktail Week events, whimsical themed afternoon teas, and one-night-only restaurant collabs. We even snuck in an April event for all you type-A planners.

Westin Bayshore’s Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea

Whoever dreamed up this adorable tea at H Tasting Lounge gets a gold star from us. Bring a friend to experience the Hundred Acre Wood–inspired lounge and order tea or champagne before indulging in dishes that play off A.A. Milne’s characters: Eeyore’s Birthday Surprise is a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich with granulated honey, Piglet’s Big Adventure is a sweet coconut dacquoise-strawberry mousse treat, and so on.

WHEN: Every weekend, through spring
WHERE: 1601 Bayshore Dr.

SUYO x Bar Haifa Dinner

Israeli, Palestinian and Peruvian flavours merge for a special menu that kicks off the new dinner series, SUYO con Amigos. Chef Jason Hemi from Middle Eastern resto Bar Haifa (newly opened in downtown Vancouver) joins Chef Ricardo Valverde in the SUYO kitchen, turning out dishes like Aji de Gallina Empanada with Foie Gras, Scallop Tiradito and Shawarma Braised Lamb Shoulder. Stay tuned for collabs with SUYO x Elisa, Wildlight, and Masayoshi later this year.

WHEN: March 14 (two seatings)
WHERE: 3475 Main St

Photo: Paul Morrison

Hawksworth’s Pop-Up at Steeps Whistler

Picture digging into a bowl of Parmesan Gnocchi with Cavolo Nero Pesto on top of Whistler Mountain. Is this heaven? Probably. For the sixth year in a row, Chef David Hawksworth and his team are popping up at Steeps Grill and Wine Bar to give you that chance with a special three-course lunch menu. 

WHEN: March 9
WHERE: Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain

The Teahouse x Quails’ Gate Winery Dinner 

Kelowna’s Quails’ Gate comes to town for one night only for a three-course wine pairing dinner at this iconic Stanley Park outpost. Think red wine-braised short rib with wild mushroom risotto, smoked salmon vol-au-vent, and more classic dishes accompanied by glasses of 2022 Rosé, 2020 Chardonnay, and 2021 Dijon Clone Pinot Noir.  

WHEN: March 10
WHERE: Ferguson Point, Stanley Park

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Tea

What’s better than sipping sake under a cherry blossom tree and just as Instagrammable? Slipping into Notch8’s elegant tea room for their Cherry Blossom Tea. Reach for scones and sweets baked in-house—there’s also a kids’ version, complete with finger sandwiches and cookies—while surrounded by pink and white decor. Craving some IRL blossoms on a sunny day? Order your tea to-go.

March 1–May 26
WHERE: 900 West Georgia St.

Maenam and Friends: A Dinner Series 

Spoiler alert. The first event of this series—a unique dinner featuring 18 snacks by chefs Angus An and Published on Main’s Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson—is already sold out. We suspect future dinners will go fast, too, so we’re sneaking in an April experience in hopes you can snag a spot. Maenam will host Bo.lan, one of Thailand’s top restaurants (and featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table) for a sensory, multi-course Thai dinner.  

WHEN: April 9
WHERE: 1938 West 4th Ave.

Photo: Seth Stevenson

Macaron Day at Mon Paris Pâtisserie

Macaron Day may have been founded in France to support charities (by none other than macaron royalty, Pierre Hermé) but it’s now celebrated in cities all over the world. At Burnaby’s Mon Paris Patisserie, an exclusive Sakura Strawberry flavour is on offer with 50% of macaron sales donated to the Burnaby SPCA in honour of owner/pastry chef Elena Krasnova’s dearly departed cat, Sasha.

WHEN: March 20
WHERE: 4396 Beresford St., Burnaby

Fanny Bay Oysters x Copperpenny  

Sip, slurp, scoop, and repeat at North Van’s Copperpenny Distillery Co. when they host an Oyster and Paella Pop-Up Night collaboration with Fanny Bay Oysters. Gin-lovers rejoice, as the perfect seafood pairing will also be poured: craft cocktails featuring citrusy, award-winning #006 Oyster Shell Gin.

March 28
WHERE: 288 Esplanade E Unit 103, North Vancouver

Wild Blue’s Winemaker Dinner with Goldschmidt Vineyards

Discerning palates best get their bookings early for the five-course private dining room collaboration between Whistler’s award-winning Wild Blue and Sonoma County’s Goldschmidt Vineyards. Wild Blue’s Executive Chef Derek Bendig and Wine Director Kathryn Woods were inspired to plan this special dinner after tasting Goldschmidt’s cabernets; expect flavours on the plate to pair perfectly.

March 20
WHERE: 4005 Whistler Way

Vancouver Cocktail Week Highlights (March 3–10)

Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Signature Sunday Cocktail Brunch 

Nothing says classy Sunday funday like a five-course PacRim brunch paired with top-of-the-line cocktails. Vancouver Cocktail Week kicks off with just that, hosted by Botanist Restaurant and partnering with London-based Swift bar, ranked #76 on the 2023 World’s 50 Best Bars. Here’s a taste: Foie Gras Torchon (waffles with shiso and bacon infused syrup) paired with a Garibaldi Lake cocktail (Amaro Montenegro, orange juice, sudachi, and bitter aperitif).

WHEN: March 3
WHERE: 1038 Canada Pl.

Laowai x Cat Bite Club 

If you’ve yet to visit Laowai, the cocktail-and-dim sum speakeasy behind BLND TGER in Chinatown, take this as your sign. There are a few Laowai bar takeovers happening during Vancouver Cocktail Week, and this one features Jesse Vida, head bartender at Atlas in Singapore and now partner in the agave-forward speakeasy Cat Bite Club. Ticket includes four cocktails and a round of dumplings. (Hot tip: get 20% off your ticket with promo code FriendofLaowai.)

WHEN: March 3
WHERE: 251 East Georgia St.

Jungle Room’s Jungle Juice

Spice up your Monday night with a drag performance by Amy Grindhouse, Kara Juku, and PM, plus some divine vodka cocktails. The evening is also sponsored by Ketel One vodka and Seedlip—none other than the world’s #1 distilled non-alcoholic spirits—so if you’re abstaining, but still wanna have fun, this is the event for you.

March 4
WHERE: 961 Denman St.

Bar Corso x Amaro Lucano 

If you’d choose a cocktail pairing over a wine pairing any day, go to this Italian-inspired event at neighbourhood-fave Bar Corso. Highlights of the four-course dinner include a Lambrusco Spritz paired with a Burrata-Matera Bread appy, Gregorio Vittorio cocktail paired with freshly made pasta, and more. (ICYMI, here’s why we think Bar Corso might be the most romantic date night resto in town.)

WHEN: March 4
WHERE: 1566 Commercial Dr.