11 Vancouver food events worth checking out this June

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Featuring food festivals, exclusive sushi making classes, and a series of longtable dinners, Vancouver’s food events calendar for June is sprinkled with a number of fun food-focused outings.

We’ve complied a list, which we will keep adding to, of upcoming food-related events happening in the city this June.

Exclusive Sushi Making Class

Sushi and the City” invites you to attend an exclusive two-hour sushi and sashimi making class with Charlie Lee, a master sushi chef who was trained by two-Michelin-starred sushi chef Matsumoto Mizuho. In this unique class, attendees will learn the how to make restaurant quality sushi and sashimi using the latest techniques in Japanese gastronomy.

When: Various dates and times throughout June (please check here)
Where: Address provided after booking
Price: Tickets range from $119 to $137.35 and can be purchased online here

Cooking Class & Dinner: Oriental Inspiration

If you’re looking to expand your cooking repertoire make sure you register for Tartine & Maple’s June Cooking Class and Dinner. Led by the talented Valentine Kitamura, owner of Tartine & Maple and baker at The Uncommon Café, the class will entail learning how to make Lebanese Tabbouleh, a Moroccan-inspired Chicken Lemon Tagine, and a Coconut Mousse with mango coulis.

When: Wednesday, June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Uncommon Café, 477 Powell Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $75 per person and can be purchased online here

Oregon Brewers Night

On June 2 Portland Craft will host their 4th Annual Oregon Brewers Night. Join the Main Street pub for food and the opportunity to try 16 unique Oregon beers and meet the brewers that brew the beer.

When: Thursday, June 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Portland Craft, 3835 Main Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $65 per person and can be purchased online here

Eat, Grow, & Love Local Longtable Series

This is the fourth in a series of monthly Eat, Grow, & Love Local themed longtable events, presented by Rocky Mountain Flatbread. Join Aboriginal Herbalist Lori Snyder and learn how plants can be used to create medicinal salves, which heal and nourish. Attendees will be creating their own salves using beeswax and local herbs. This shall be followed by a seasonal four-course dinner with BC VQA wine tasting.

When: Wednesday, June 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rocky Mountain Flatbread, 4186 Main Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $100 per person. To book, call 604-566-9779

Railtown Tailgate Summer BBQ Series

Photo courtesy Railtown Cafe (Jelger & Tanja Photographers)

Photo courtesy Railtown Cafe (Jelger & Tanja Photographers)

In celebration of the warmer weather Railtown Cafe has re-launched their street-side Tailgate Summer BBQ Series. On June 11, Railtown Cafe’s chefs and co-owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day will fire up their custom-built, 12-foot smoker/barbecue barrel from 4 to 10 p.m and dish up heaping plates of 35-hour Texas-style slow-smoked brisket, applewood pork shoulder, beer-brined Fraser Valley chicken, jalapeño cornbread, plus a choice of enticing side plates, which include creamy potato salad and Farmers’ Market field greens.

When: Saturday, June 11 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: Railway Cafe, 397 Railway Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $19 for meat lovers and $13 for vegetarians, and can be bought online here

Eat Rich Food Truck Festival

Richmond gets its very own food truck festival this summer. Rolling into town on June 11, the Eat Rich Food Truck Festival will bring with it a smorgasbord of delicious eats. Running over a number of non-consecutive days throughout the summer Eat Rich will host 10 plus food trucks. Not only will attendees to this outdoor food fiesta be able to enjoy an array of street food fare, but also live entertainment, and activities, which are mostly aimed at kids.

When: Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: South Arm United Church, 11051 No.3 Road, Richmond
Price: $2.50 admission (free for kids under 10)

Horseshoe Bay Annual Craft Beer Festival

Featuring a range of craft beers, the Horseshoe Bay Annual Craft Beer Festival returns to West Vancouver for its third year. In attendance this year: Townsite Brewing, Parallel 49, Moody Ales, Howe Sound Brewing, Postmark Brewing, Bridge Brewing, Central City, Persephone Brewing, Bowen Island Brewing, Russell Brewing, Strange Fellows Brewing, Hoyne Brewing, Dirftwood Brewing, and Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.

When: Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Sewell’s Floating Breakwater – 6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
Price: Tickets are priced at $40 per person and can be purchased online here

Farmhouse Fest

Farmhouse Fest is back! The second annual Farmhouse Fest of Saisons and Wild Ales is taking place on June 18, at UBC Farm. Last year the beer-focused festival had over 80 beers. For 2016, the outdoor event will feature even more breweries with limited, vintage, or exclusive beers (as well as ciders). A selection of food trucks will also be on site.

When: Saturday, June 18 from 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive
Price:  Tickets are available at $55 and can be purchased online here

Summer Cooking Series: Ice Cream Workshop

Led by the talented Valentine Kitamura, owner of Tartine & Maple and baker at The Uncommon Café, this cool class demonstrates how to make ice cream without any heavy equipment. Recipes to be demonstrated and devoured include Lemon and Raspberry Semifreddo, Strawberry Frozen Yogurt, and a Vanilla Ice Cream Base, with a variety of flavour options. Margarita Granita will be served upon arrival.

When: Wednesday, June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Uncommon Café, 477 Powell Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $65 per person and can be purchased online here

Joy of Feeding

This unique international food festival and annual fundraiser for UBC Farm celebrates home-cooked dishes from around the world. Vij’s, Terra Breads, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and UBC Food Services will bring together fifteen cooks of various ethnicities, traditions, and professions to share samples of their favourite family meals.

When: Saturday, June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive
Price: Tickets are available at $55 and can be purchased online here

Central City Summer Cask Festival

Central City’s Summer Cask Festival is back. Unlike previous years, the brewer will be holding this year’s event at their Downtown Vancouver Beatty Street location. Attendees can expect a great selection of casks, delicious food, and music.

When: Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Central City, 871 Beatty Street
Price: Tickets are available at $30 and can be purchased online here

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