5 Gourmet Food Events to Attend This Summer in Vancouver

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Indulge in the best of Vancouver’s culinary scene at these up-coming specialty food events:

Image may contain: one or more people and foodThe family-friendly, 9th Annual Metro Vancouver Garlic Festival, takes place on Sunday August 20, 2017 at the Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond.  Enjoy live music, farm tours, the “kid’s zone”, cooking demonstrations and small plates prepared by participating restaurants.

9th Annual Garlic Festival
Richmond-Terra Noval Rural Park
Sunday, August 20, 2017
10am – 3pm.
Admission by donation. Food tickets: $5.00
All proceeds support The Sharing Farm, which provides fresh local organic produce for low-income families.

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Shh-want to join hundreds of well-dressed Vancouverites for a secret all white pop-up picnic dinner? Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Vancouver on Thursday, August 24, 2017. To receive a coveted invite, guests  must register on the website. While guests must pay to attend as well as bring their own tables, chairs, and picnic dinner, the night is forever lived on in instagram.

Le Dîner en Blanc
Thursday, August 24, 2017.
Secret location and time.
Tickets: $49.00 By invitation only. Register here.

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Love salmon?  Join the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and the BC Salmon Marketing Council  for the inaugural Wild Salmon Celebration. Guests will enjoy an evening grazing on food stations from eleven participating chefs showcasing fabulous salmon dishes paired with local wines. Participating wineries include Culmina Family Estate Winery, Covert Farms Family Estate, Haywire Winery and Sage Hills Estate Winery. There will also be live music from the Don Hardy Blues Quartet. Held outside along the oceanfront of False Creek’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf-1505 West 1st Avenue
6pm-9pm
Tickets: $49.

The 23rd Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields returns to Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery on Sunday, September 10, 2017. 

Feast of Fields is a gourmet outdoor harvest festival showcasing Vancouver’s culinary talent. 100% of funds raised support Farm Folk City Folk. Enjoy an afternoon, wandering from food station to food station tasting gourmet creations from BC’s top chefs, bakers, food artisan as well as local wine, beer and spirits tastings. One of Vancouver’s best food and drink celebrations.

23rd Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields
Sunday, September 10, 2017.
1pm-5pm
Tickets: $95 Adults. $15.00 Youth.
Transportation from Olympic Village by bus: $15.00
* Feast of Fields is also celebrated in the Okanagan on Sunday, August 13 and Vancouver Island on Sunday, August 27. See website for further details.

Love food trucks? The second annual Chef Meets Truck presented by the the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA takes place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Vancouver chefs will be jumping on board local food trucks and creating one of a kind collaborative dishes. Enjoy small bites from eight food trucks along with wine and beer tastings. For the full-line up of chefs and food trucks participating visit the website.

Chef Meets Truck
6pm-9pm
Yaletown-intersection of Hamilton and Nelson.
Tickets: $69
Proceeds supporting Greater Vancouver Food Bank.