After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back with what’s happening around our great city! March is when Spring is back and that means break time for students in the month. Here’s what you can do this month:

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Vancouver International Wine Festival
Where: Multiple locations
When: February 23 – March 3, 2019
Price: varies
The feature region for this year’s VIWF is California – from intimate dinners to grand tastings, you’ll find a new bottle you’ll covet here at the wine fest!

Whisky and Words
Where: Granville Island
When: March 8, 2019
Whisky & Words returns to Granville Island this month for a sold-out whisky tasting event in support of the Vancouver Writer’s Festival youth education outreach program. The event will showcase drams of rare and exciting whiskies from around the world paired with delicious food stations from local restaurants – including Origo Club, Tuc Craft Kitchen and Wildebeest – and a silent auction with premium prizes such as a private whisky tastings at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Elisa and Pourhouse.

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club
When: March 9, 2019
Price: prices from $55+
Check out the great breweries BC has to offer along with great appetizers!

Curry Cup
Where: Heritage Hall
When: March 11, 2019
Price: $59-$69
The 6th annual Curry Cup returns to Heritage Hall on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Chefs’ Table Society of BC and the Mount Pleasant BIA, the annual competition brings together the city’s top chefs to create their own signature curries – they ultimate family style staff meal – to ‘curry’ the judges’ favour and earn the coveted trophy. This year’s line-up includes Roy Flemming from Tuc Craft Kitchen, Trevor Bird from Fable Diner, Henry Roca from Tocador and returning 2017 champion Felix Zhou of Heritage Asian Eatery. Tickets are available now at with partial proceeds donated to Project Chef.

Dining Out for Life
Where: Participating restaurants across the Lower Mainland
When: March 14
Price: Varies
Now in its 25th year, Dining Out for Life is a one-day fundraising event during which more than 40 restaurants across the province will contribute 25 percent of their entire food sales to A Loving Spoonful. Participating restaurants include Wildebeest, Ask for Luigi, Tuc Craft Kitchen, Bells and Whistles, Pourhouse, Pizzeria Farina and many more.

Where: Wildebeest
When: March 16 and 17
Price: see website for updated info
Gastown brunch destination Wildebeest will be celebrating all things Irish this month by offering limited-edition food and drink specials in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. Diners can stop in on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 to tuck into items inspired by the Emerald Isle – think Guinness doughnuts, rashers and eggs, fish and chips, and a proper Full Irish Breakfast. To drink, Irish Coffees and Boilermakers (a pint of beer and a shot of whisky) will be on special for those who want to start the party early. Reservations available at

20th Annual BCMPA Healthy Chef Competition
Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
When: March 20th, 2019 6:30-10pm
Price: $90
An evening of delicious food that highlights the freshest produce BC has to offer will also include live and silent auctions, entertainment and swag.

Goût de France (Good France) Dinner
Where: Participating restaurants across the Lower Mainland
When: March 21
Price: Varies
For one night only, thousands of restaurants in 150 countries across the globe will host the world’s largest French dinner party on Thursday, March 21. Now in its fifth year, the annual Goût de France (Good France) dinner celebrates French cuisine around the world with restaurants creating special one-night-only multi-course menus. Seven restaurants will be participating in Vancouver— including St. Lawrence, Origo Club, Le Crocodile and Tableau Bar Bistro — who will spotlight this year’s feature region, Provence.

Healthy Family Expo
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
When: March 24, 2019
Price: Adults $22, Kids (0-16) Free
Canada’s largest food and health event for families is back again this year. There’s plenty to do here for the entire family including a rock climbing wall, face painting, entertainment, samples and so much more!