If you love food but don’t always have the patience to sit down and enjoy a multicourse meal, this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival has curated some other culinary options for you.
The 18th annual food-and-drink extravaganza is offering a handful of interactive cooking classes, which range from making tasty dumplings to shucking fresh oysters.
Here are three hands-on events to check out at Dine Out 2020.
Chinatown Dumpling Masterclass (156 East Pender Street)
To get a sense of how authentic dumplings are made, you have to start with the roots. This dumpling-making class begins with a one-hour tour of Chinatown, followed by a two-hour workshop that shows you how to make Chinese dumplings using creative ingredients. You’ll leave class with a newfound appreciation for these Asian bites, as well as a recipe to take home.
When: January 19 to February 2; Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday to Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Price: $128.75 per person
Shucking Class at Fanny Bay (762 Cambie Street)
It’s easy slurping down a few dozen fresh oysters in one go, but have you ever thought about the amount of work it takes to prepare a tray of them? Learn how to shuck oysters from Fanny Bay’s renowned shucking team, while sipping on craft cocktails. Educate yourself with six varieties of oysters, where the night’s motto will be: shuck, slurp, repeat.
When: January 20 and 27, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Price: $119.73 per person, for guests 19 years and above.
Get Crafty-Kitsilano (1875 West 1st Avenue)
Enjoy a three-course meal while learning how to make your own artisan pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. in Kitsilano. Enjoy the step-by-step process of rolling out dough, spreading sauces, and adding fan-favourite toppings before watching it bake in the oven. Dig into starters like salads or soups, and warm double-chocolate brownies with house-made vanilla ice cream for dessert. Each course will be paired with a craft beer from Four Winds Brewing Co.
When: January 21, with seatings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Price: $48.42 per person