Wild in Steveston
Learn from local chefs how to cook salmon, sardine, and sablefish dishes; snag a sample or two; and buy fish straight from the dock this Saturday (August 29) in Steveston. The Wild B.C. Seafood Fest takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fisherman’s Park (12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond).
French for Chocolate
There’s a new place to sate your chocolate cravings just off Main Street. Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France (198 East 21st Avenue) makes goodies like blackcurrant- and black-tea-infused truffles in-house, using French chocolate and plantation chocolate made from the cocoa beans of a single plantation.
Vancouver’s newest speedy nosh is Las Tortas Gourmet Mexican Sandwiches (3353 Cambie Street). This pequeño spot serves hearty tortas (think Mexican hoagies) like Pierna—slow-roasted Mexican-spiced pork thigh—and Choriqueso, with chorizo and Oaxaca cheese. Priced from $6.95 to $9.75, the tortas are loaded with tomato, cabbage, pickled onions, jalapeños, guacamole, and refried beans. Whew! More? There’s also tortilla soup, Mexican salad, and tres leches cake on offer.
Uncork the Music
If you love music, wine, and food, pack your bags and take a ferry over to Pender Island for the fourth edition of Morning Bay Vineyard’s annual Winestock Music Festival next Saturday (September 5). This year, the Odds, the Furies, Coco Love Alcorn, and others will take the stage at the picture-perfect oceanfront vineyard. Tickets are $35 (free for kids under 12) at Doctor Vigari Gallery (1312 Commercial Drive).