What’s Good This Week – October 17 Edition

Events and Happenings In and Around Vancouver

It’s supposed to be slower in the fall, but so many businesses take advantage of the pre-Christmas season that it’s chock full of possibilities. We covered the David Foster concert here and even have a giveaway – Steve Tyler and the Tenors are performing! We’ll be at Superhuman on Saturday (similar to Ted X Talks) and more information is here. Wednesday dine out and give back with Restaurants for Change, there’s a Ferment Festival in Town on Sunday (no booze this time, but lots of other goodies) Friday night is Toast to The Coast at the Vancouver Aquarium, Cirque is back in town and Theatresports Improv has a Star Wars Theme.


Restaurants for Change

How it works: It’s easy! You make a dinner reservation at a participating restaurant on Oct. 18, 2017, and go out to eat that night. The restaurant will donate from 50% to 100% of total food sales from dinner service to support community food programs in low-income neighbourhoods. Voilà! That’s how you dine out to do good. In Vancouver – Burdock and Co., Farmer’s Apprentice and JamJar!

Restaurants for Change is an annual fundraising event that brings together some of Canada’s best restaurants to raise money in support of community food programs across Canada.  Since 2014, Restaurants for Change has raised close to $600,000 for empowering programs that provide access to healthy food, and build better health, skills, and belonging. Make your dinner reservation today and make a difference in the lives of Canadians who are struggling with food insecurity and poverty.


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Ferment Fest Vancouver – Sunday October 22, 2017 – $3 at the door 1 Athletes Way 12-5pm

Once you discover the taste and health benefits of fermented foods, you find yourself becoming an ambassador for it. How is the rest of the world not as deeply in love with such a fascinating and historical process as you are? Many of our food buddies felt the same and decided the only way to teach our communities about the art of fermentation is through feasting! Join us for an afternoon of fermented sampling and discovery, and prepare to join the fermented foods cheer team! More here.


Toast to the Coast

Food And Wine At Toast To The Coast

Toast to the Coast is a wine-tasting fundraiser that features wines from various vineyards and pairs them with food provided by members of the Aquarium’s Ocean Wise® program, which is committed to helping restaurants and their patrons make sustainable seafood choices. TICKETS $150.


Bauhaus Restaurant Tuna Poke Avocado, Radish, Sesame, Apple

Cacao Vancouver Spirulima Cracker Scarlet prawn mousse
Vancouver Aquarium | Ocean Wise Catering Ocean Wise Scallops Celery Root Foam, Black Truffle Dressing

Main Event

ARC Restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront Albacore Tuna Tataki with Torched Crab Gratin & Crispy Tempura Crunch
Big White Ski Resort Beet Cured Ocean Run Keta Salmon Farm Beet Textures, Keta Roe, Squid Ink Crème Fraiche
Fanny Bay Oysters Fanny Bay Oysters (Raw) with Lemon, Apple Cider Migronette and Chipotle Hot Sauce
Hapa Izakaya Torched Sockeye Salmon Pressed Sushi
Mission Kitsilano Black Pudding, Savoury Carrot Cake, Salted Cherry
Nomad Restaurant  Fresh Corn Blini, Lingcod Escabeche, Smoked Pork Belly with Chili Crème Fraiche, Charred Grapefruit
Provence Marinaside Bay Scallops, with Smoked Yukon Gold Potato and Leeks Mash
The Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Mango Avocado Roll, Sable Motoyaki Roll, Salmon Motoyaki Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Four Cheese Classic Pizza Sundried Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza
Sonora Room at the Burrowing Owl Roasted Breast of Duck Johnny Cake, Preserved Orange, Bacon Popcorn Crunch, Pickled Shallot, Pistachio
Tableau Bar Bistro rillette de volaille celeriac, pickled coronation grapes, brioche
Watermark Restaurant Applewood Smoked Oysters with Okanagan heirloom tomato broth, celery and fennel foam
West Oak Tuna Poke with Pineapple and Macademia, Housemade Tostada, Maple Soy Reduction
YEW seafood + bar Salmon Gravlax Smoked Potato, Beetroot


Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Macarons Tower, Choc en Bouche, White & Dark Truffles, Turtles “Pate de Fruits”, Peppermint Bark
The Pointe at the WickaninnishSea Buckthorn Macaron with Bitter Chocolate Ganache
Soirette Assorted French Macarons, Thyme Flecked Sablee, Apricot & Blueberry Wonder


Kurious – Cirque de Soleil

Opening this week! KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities in Vancouver, BC, Canada Buy Tickets  

A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. Don’t miss Cirque Du Soleil show!


Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi at Vancouver Theatresports

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there’s still no affordable housing in Lotus Land of the West, tourists continue to flock to the small island in False Creek, the Evil Emperor plots his return and the improvisers strike back. Episode X. VTSL takes you to a universe that exists outside of normal time and space – where unlikely characters co-exist in Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi running Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from October 5 – November 18. Check out Artistic Associate Bill Pozzobon’s attempts to answer a series of Star Wars  trivia questions. To paraphrase Yoda – “Laugh. Or do not. There is no titter.”  May the Farce be with you.