A Round Up Of What’s Good In March around Vancouver
VIFF presents Crushed
Her father’s death brings Elliot back to the family home and business, a 100-year-old vineyard on the brink of bankruptcy. Here, she unravels the mystery of his death by facing her own traumatic past. The film explores themes of loss, memory, and renewal, while paralleling the disintegration of a family with the corporate abuse of a landscape. This “environmental thriller” has been enthusiastically received by juries and audiences alike, screening at the Montreal, Napa Valley and Melbourne Underground film festivals.
Friday March 11th at 6:30 PM – Filmmaker in attendance
This film is followed by a ‘Whodunit’ Reception to assist in the investigation of women in genre. Donita Dyer reviews the film on Food and Wine Concierge here. Purchase Ticket
Victoria Beer Week March 4-12 Every year we say we are going to get here, but alas! There’s still time for you though. Head over for a series of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries. The week is grounded in events that pair BC craft beer with local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.
Salt Spring In The City March 4-6 at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall at 15th & Main. The island’s bohemian lifestyle and fresh finds from from over 30 unique brands. From the modern to the rustic, chic to traditional — there’s something for everyone. Rumour has it there’s cider and wine!
International Women’s Day at L’Abattoir – Tuesday, March 8 6:00-8:00pm Meet the female forces shaping Vancouver’s hospitality industry – An empowering panel discussion between some of the leading ladies of Vancouver’s hospitality industry. These high-profile women will discuss the challenges they’ve faced in getting to where they are now, as well as the positive steps they’ve seen taken in our industry. Doors open 5:30-6:00pm, no latecomers Reception & cash bar 6:00-6:30pm Panel discussion 6:30-8:00pm Where: L’Abattoir Restaurant, private dining room (217 Carrall Street, Vancouver, B.C.) Cost: Entry by cash donation to a local rape crisis and transition centre ($15 minimum). How: To ensure a spot, please RSVP with your name and number of attendees to email@example.com.
Dining Out For Life THURSDAY, MARCH 10- Dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home.
From Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful.
Swallow Tail Supper Club – Saturday, March 12th – 6:30pm 5 Course Dungeness Crab Feast by Chef Jacob Deacon-Evans (Wildebeest/West) $69 3 Starters of fresh uni and octopus straight from the sea, followed by whole honey smoked Dungeness crab plus dessert. It’ll be messy, decadent fun! – BOOK
DISCOVER BOMBAY SAPPHIRE FRIDAY, MARCH 18
3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at BCLDB 39th and Cambie
Discover the complex and refined taste of Bombay Sapphire and Bombay Sapphire East. This carefully crafted gin is perfect for blending in premium cocktails!
17TH Annual Healthy Chef Competition Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:30 PM at Hyatt Regency $90 The challengers will create, prep and dish up approximately 70 plates each including an entrée and dessert that includes the prominent use of fresh produce. BCPMA at 604-944-0179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Beach Grove Golf Club; EBO Restaurant and Lounge; The Arts Institute International Culinary Schools; Pretty Estates Resort; Torafuku; Vancouver Community College; Wild Fig Restaurant (Executive Inn); The Hyatt Regency Vancouver and, new this year, White Spot.
Swallow Tail Supper Club – Saturday, March 19th – 6:30 pm – TIKI inspired, tropical secret supper. Byo cocktails, they’ll supply the shakers. Escape the rain with Chef Jane Cornborough (L’Abattoir) $49
“poisson cru” marinated fish/scallop in coconut milk 2. lime and grilled cantaloupe, 3. Lettuce rolls with sirloin and mango, spicy dipping sauce, 4.Tropical chicken roasted to succulent perfection 5. Pineapple upside down rum cake – BOOK
BC Distilled Saturday, March 26 – Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, raises a glass to BC’s burgeoning distillery industry. The third annual festival, happening on will feature 27 BC-based artisan distilleries, offering attendees the opportunity to sample locally-made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more.