Event Listings

          September 2016

Ancora Anniversary Champagne Menu
When: Now to September 21
Location: #2 - 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver. 604-681-1164  www.ancoradining.com
Enjoy thoughfully selected champagnes while savouring mesmerizing dishes in this beautiful waterfront restaurant. Opened last September, Ancora has already garnered prestigious awards, including the 'Top 100 best Canadian restaurants'. Choose your effervescent bubbles from the 'Champagne list' or let the Sommerlier take care of it. Raise a glass or more at the delightful patio or in the mod, warm and embracing dining room.

Relax with a glass of champagne at Ancora's waterfront patio

Hopcott Farm Cornmaze (Meadowsmaze)
When: Now to October 16   11am to 6pm
Location: 13672 Reichenbach Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC. 604-460-0603  www.meadowsmaze.com
3 Maze Challenges await daring souls of all ages!

The maze is design to celebrate Hopcott's 10th anniversary

1. Farm Tracks Maze: This mini-maze is perfect for small children. Explore the winding paths and play our Farm Tracks game. Guests will search for 6 hoof prints stations within the maze. Trace the hoof prints and solve the mystery: who stole Farmer Joe's pie?"
2. Farm Scene Investigation Maze: This medium sized maze is fun for all ages and is perfect if you are short on time. Guests will need to collect clues from hidden stations to eliminate farm animal suspects and find out what happened to Farmer Joe?
3. The Mega Maze Are you up for a challenge? Then this giant maze is for you! Find 18 checkpoints along over 6kms of trail. When you make it out, treat yourself to a slushy, you're going to deserve it!

4th Annual Dinner by Design
When: September 15 & 16
Location: Harbour Events Centre (750 Pacific Blvd.)
Presented by The Social Concierge, Cosentino Group and new title sponsor Kabuni, in partnership with IDSwest, is where Vancouver’s twin passions for fine dining and even finer design come together. Two tasteful and tasty nights (September 15 and 16, 2016) will benefit Interior Design Program scholarships at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD).  For ticket and event information, please visit www.dinnerxdesign.com

The arts of fine dining

1. Cocktail Art: Vancouver’s largest and most stylish cocktail party for 850 guests (Thursday, September 15, 8pm to 2am) Tickets $75
2. Free Public Viewing: Friday, September 16, 11am to 3pm, with suggested donation $20 to benefit scholarships at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver.
3, Dinner by Design Gala Dinner: A multi-course dining experience served to 150 guests seated inside the Dinner by Design tablescapes (Friday, September 16, 6:30pm to 1am) Tickets $300

BBQ off the By-pass
When: September 11 (Sunday) 1 - 5pm
Location: #117 - 30353 64th Ave., Langley  604.530.1518  www.bbqoffthebypass.com
The 11th annual BBQ Off the Bypass (BOTB), presented by C&D Logistics, in partnership with Johnston’s and Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, returns to Langley (117-20353 64th Avenue) with the Great BC Bake-Off.

The event is family-friendly and free to attend. Admission donations are encouraged to support this year’s charitable partner, TinyKittens.
As BBQ teams from across Washington State, Montana, Saskatchewan and British Columbia compete for the grand championship of $5,000 cash prize, attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary samples of delicious slow-cooked meat, treats from vendors and live music from The New Shackletons.

This year’s competing BBQ categories include: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork and a blackbox category.
Also returning with BBQ Off the Bypass is the 7th annual Great BC Bake-Off, an amateur pie baking competition open to the public. Home bakers are encouraged to submit their favourite pie or tart in one of three categories: fruit pie, butter tart or anything pie.

All pie makers are welcomed to participate in the Pie contest.

Metro Feast of Field
When: Septembeer 11 (Sunday), 1 - 5pm  www.feastoffield.com/metro-vancouver
Location: Laurica Farm/Fraser Common Farm 25575, 12th Ave., Langley (Aldergrove)
BC’s longest standing local food celebration. This four hour wandering gourmet harvest festival highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, guests stroll across a farmers field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop), listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from BC top chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers. For you convenience, we also offer busses to our host farm, leaving from the Olympic village, Broadway, and commercial Safeway at noon!

Farm folks city folks at the Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised from these events support FarmFolk CityFolk’s work to cultivate a local, sustainable food system in British Columbia. To find out more about FarmFolk go to www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca

Hopcott Corn Fest
When: September 17 (Saturday)
Location: 18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows. 604-465-7799 www.hopcottmeats.ca
• 1 Free Small Popcorn for Each Guest
• Games
• Corn Eating contest
• Corn Shucking contest
• Best Maze Time
• Crafts & Face Painting

Ready for some fresh off the field corns?

Slow Fish Dinner
When: September 18 (Sunday) 6 - 9pm
Location: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver.
Tickets: eventbrite.ca Only 100 tickets available!!!
Lovers of local seafood and social times rejoice as the Chefs' Table Society of BC's Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA). This annual event allows Vancouverites to gather and indulge in local sustainable seafood in the most interactive way. attendees move through the school's eight professional teaching kitchens to meet the visiting chefs, who will each offer a tasting-sized portion of local sustainable seafood delicacies paired with wines from Salmon Safe wineries: Culimina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Winery, Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Sage Hills Winery, Seven Stones Winery, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards with more to come! The event will end with gelato from Bella Gelateria.