October Events Around Town:
International Chefs Day: Oct 18. To create awareness and to salute chefs who have set remarkable industry standards. This event includes a hosted culinary competition and demonstrations and charity events to raise funds for the international culinary community. Event takes place at Oppenheimer Park
4th Annual BC Beer Awards and Beer Festival: Oct 19. This one-day-only event will include not only the awards ceremony itself, but also the BC Beer Awards Beer Festival. BC’s best breweries will be on hand, showcasing their talents and doing what they do best – making great beer. Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, When: Sat, Oct 19th, 2013, Time: 1-6pm. Tickets available on eventbrite
Harrison Beer Festival – Oct 25- 26. Harrison Hot Springs is celebrating Craft Beer Month with three must-attend events over two days: Cask Night, Harrison Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Dance. Beer lovers and weekend adventurers alike are invited to partake in the celebrations and stay for the weekend to enjoy scenic Harrison Hot Springs.
UBC Apple Festival: Oct 19 -20. More than 70 varieties of heritage, new and “tried and true” varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. Also at the event is The Vancouver Island-based BC Fruit Testers Association who host a physical display of the nearly 200 apple varieties that are still grown in British Columbia. Members of the association are also on-hand to give demonstrations of grafting and cider-pressing. Admission $4, cash only. Kids under 12 are free. Where: UBC Botanical Garden
Taste of Yaletown: Oct 16 -27. Record number of 30 participating restaurants. This year, the popular dining event will move away from limited 3-course menus to offer creativity and flexibility to chefs. Expect to see emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients as a result of this change. Taste of Yaletown will also expand to offer set-price lunch menus in addition to dinner this year.
Full Pig Butchery Oct 29. For those who want to get their hands bloodied. A four hour, hands-on class is designed for the home cook. Guided by Pasqual Stufano, of Sebastian & Co. in Dundarave, West Vancouver, participants will learn how to split sides into primals and cut those primals into cookable cuts. The class will include tips for buying and conversations you should be having with your butcher, as well as cooking and curing techniques to try out at home. Tickets on eventbrite. Price: $175, When: Oct 29, Where: The Modern Pantry
Hop Scotch Festival: Nov 11 – 17. Tons of dinners and tastings. Main tasting event Nov 15 – 16 at the PNE forum. Over 100 booths and over 300 products to taste.
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