A swish set to dish about
If you thought that dining at YEW restaurant + bar (791 West Georgia Street) at the Four Seasons was a bit dear and too much of a scene, think again. Stop in Sunday and Monday evenings and a three-course dinner’s a swell $35. Plus, they’ll open any of the 150 wines on the list if you buy two glasses. Check it out at www.fourseasons.com/vancouver/dining.html
Like a really big food court
The sixth annual EAT! Vancouver: The Everything Food + Cooking Festival is quite possibly the best yet. It’s the biggest in the country, and this Friday to Sunday (May 23 to 25) at BC Place Stadium will see chefs from almost everywhere—Barbados, Peru, Malaysia, Turkey, China, Indonesia, and Vancouver—dish up plenty of international tastes. Try new products, meet local growers, and up you beer and wine appreciation quotient. See www.eat-vancouver.com/ for tickets.
Baskets about to find a bounty
A heads up for North Shore readers panting for local produce, organic cheese, honey, and home-baked pastries: the farmers market in Dundarave Village is now up and running on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pizza night for mom and dad
You’ve gotta love Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company’s (1876 West 1st Avenue) family nights. Kids hit the kitchen to make their own pizzas, from rolling out the dough to saucing to slapping on chosen toppings. Get them to do yours, too, and you’ll get even more quiet time. Join in any Sunday or Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $6.50 per kid pizza.
Three for four
Mark these dates when serious wine labels meet up with chef Alana Peckham’s cuisine at Cru (1459 West Broadway) at a series of B.C.–themed dinners. June 16, it’s the turn of Joie; Osoyoos Larose shows up on June 28; Mission Hill Family Estate on July 7. Four courses, matched wines, and expert insight. Each dinner costs $99 plus tax and tip. Book at 604-677-4111.
Customize your view
Gastown’s So.Cial Custom Butchershop & Deli has exported its hugely successful sandwich concept to False Creek sib, Ocean 6 Seventeen (617 Stamp’s Landing). Eat in—they’re now open for lunch—or take-out made-to-order deli sandwiches, or halibut fish and chips. Grab a seat on the seawall and ogle the passing foot and marine traffic.
The fictional travails of a successful television chef approaching her mid-years are the focus of Kate Jacobs’s Comfort Food. Meet the author at a 6 p.m. event Friday (May 23) at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks (1740 West 2nd Avenue). Tickets, $35, include the book and snacks.