Cooking, Grazing and the 7th “Passion”

The next month is full of great events, classes and dining deals for the perpetually hungry and thirsty. Here are a few things you (and your offspring) shouldn’t miss.


DB Bistro Moderne’s Chef de Cuisine Nathan Guggenheimer is holding a private cooking class for eight people on Monday, August 16 at 4:30pm in the Lumière kitchen (next door to DB Bistro). Lumière is closed Mondays for private parties, so you and seven others will have the kitchen, and Nathan all to yourselves. $165 per person includes cooking class, dinner, paired wines, and take-home recipes. An $85 per person companion fare is offered for friends, family and spouses—excludes lesson but includes three-course dinner and wine pairings. Tax and gratuity extra. Email to reserve.

For those with kids, The Dirty Apron Cooking School is offering a one-week Teen Cooking Camp for kids ages 12 to 17, starting August 16 or August 30.  Tuition for the camp includes: instruction, daily recipe book, hands-on cooking with close supervision, snacks and fine dining. All materials and equipment are provided. At the end of the week the young chefs get to take home, you guessed it, their dirty apron. $450 per person. Visit website to book.


Bistro Pastis is offering a three-course “Summer in Provence” menu for $35, on now through August 25. Enjoy a classic Pastis aperitif, sardines, red snapper, calamari and daube de boeuf. Reservations recommended.

Provence Marinaside and Provence Mediterranean Grill have launched their first annual Tomato Festival, on now through August 31, with special three-course menus for $48 and $45, respectively. Featured items include chilled yellow campari tomato soup, sundried tomato and caper-crusted sablefish, pork tenderloin medallions with tomato marmalade and candied cherry tomato capadano. Visit the website for full menu details.

Every Friday until September 10, Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery is offering their Summer Beer series. Each week will see an artisan beer paired with one of Chef Andreas Wechselberger’s tasty pizzas (cooked in that fancy imported Italian pizza oven) for $17. This Friday will feature Grolsch beer. Visit the website for full schedule.


On Sunday, August 29 from 1pm to 5pm, FarmFolkCityFolk’s 16th annual Feast of Fields will take place at Wellbrook Winery in Delta, BC. A charming and unique event set under open sky, Feast of Fields celebrates B.C.’s high-summer bounty as prepared by a collective of our region’s most talented chefs, food producers, food artisans, vintners and brewers. Carrying little more than a linen napkin and wine glass, guests mix and mingle as they wander from tent to tent, nibbling on local gourmet treasures that are sure to make any palate sing. Feast of Fields is FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraiser. Proceeds support their work year round as they help cultivate a sustainable food system for British Columbia. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased online at as well as at Wellbrook Winery and all Choices Markets stores in Metro Vancouver.

Tickets are also now on sale for the 7th annual Passions event on September 19 at the Dr. Peter Centre. 21 of Vancouver’s tops restaurants are taking part, including Beachside Forno, Cin Cin, Bin 941/942, C Restaurant, Cibo, Crave and Tojo’s. The event will also feature a selection of wines courtesy of New Zealand Wine, beer from R&B Brewing Co., coffee from Mogiana Coffee, and a martini bar provided by 1181. There will be both a live and silent auction, as well as live entertainment throughout the evening by Sangre Morena. Tickets are $200 each and are available at or by calling 1.800.656.0713 (only 200 tickets available).

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