For a short month, February is packed with foodie events and adventures
As we all start to emerge form our winter's hibernation, it's time to restore our energy deposits. February seems to be dominated by cooking classes, workshops and fun outings to experience a whole lot of different tastes around Vancouver.
Food events coming up in January
Jan 24–Feb 6 – Dine Out Vancouver
Jan 15–Feb 14 – Hot Chocolate Festival
Jan 1–Feb 28 – Unsung Heroes
Feb 3 – Fair Trade Vancouver Tea
Feb 4–5 – Secret Supper Soiree
Feb 5 – Winter Farmers' Market
Feb 6 – Vegan Meet-Up
Feb 12 – Winter Farmers' Market
Feb 19 – Social Bites
Feb 19 – Asian Fusion Cooking
Feb 19 – Winter Farmers' Market
Feb 19–20 – Filo Pastry Workshop
Feb 22 – Taste the World
Feb 24 – Asian Fusion Cooking
Feb 26 – Winter Farmers' Market
Dust up your Asian Fusion skills with Chef Karen Barnaby of The Fish House in Stanley Park. Learn to cook six delcious dishes, including how to plate them. For details and reservations call 604-681-7275. Saturday, February 19 (noon to 2:30 p.m.) & Thursday, February 24 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).
Sign up for one, or both, of these workshops with Poppy Siormanolakis. Over the two days he'll teach you how to work with store bought filo (Workshop 1, $98) to make spanakopita and other goodies and the traditional methods of making filo pastry (Workshop 2, $50). Registration is open call 604 298 7252 and ask for Poppy. Class held at Romana Pizza, 4660 Hastings Street in Burnaby. February 19 & 20.
Frank Pabst Unsung Heroes is in its seventh year at Blue Water Cafe. Head there to try some delicious dishes made from highly sustainable but more rarely encountered seafood from the Unsung Heroes menu. February 1–28.
*includes tip, HST, and “meet–up fee”. Cash only and exact change is preferred.
Travelling can be a drag; having to wait in line to be groped by a TSA agent. Let your tastebuds tour the world at Vancouver Foodster’s “Taste the World”. Six Vancouver restaurants will be representing tastes and flavours from around the world. Featuring Atithi, Calabash Bistro, Doña Cata, Fresh Local Wild, Charm Modern Thai & Bentons Cheese. February 22, 6 p.m. at the Venue on Granville St.
In its ninth year, Dine Out Vancouver is Tourism Vancouver's a citywide celebration of food and BC wine. It's a fabulous opportunity to check out Vancouver's hot restaurants, new eateries and neighbourhood favourites for an easy to swallow prix-fixe. January 24–February 6.
Seven of Vancouver’s top chocolatiers (Bella Gelateria, Campagnolo Cafe, Cocoa Nymph, Mink Chocolates, Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France, Schokolade, & Thomas Haas) will be spicing up their hot chocolates for a month. Check out City Food’s ‘Calendar of Flavours’ for the daily creations. January 15–February 14.
Learn how to create a fantasmagorically romatic 4-course meal to wow your sweetheart. Executive Chef, Robert LeCrom sets you up with a chef apron, recipes, hot tips and the entire ingredient list inclusive of a bottle or two of wine. $500CAD per person, inclusive of tax. Register by Monday, February 7th by contacting Manager, Richenette Sioson at 604-662-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Thursday, February 10.
Not a large scale food event like the others but 16 lucky vegans will be guests for the inaugural Vegan Social Bites. Four hobby chefs will welcome two "sittings" of four diners and share with them their favourite vegan dishes. Tickets, while available, are on sale through the Social Bites website. Febrtuary 19, 6 p.m.