Vancouver Foodie Friday February – Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day and More

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We have curated a list of our current and upcoming culinary favourites and notable limited edition menus, into one convenient spot for the Vancouver Foodie Friday February feature. Here are our updates for all foodies alike as we move into a new month:

Vancouver Foodie Friday February
Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day and More

Barbecue style dumplings and ramen for Lunar New Year - Vancouver Foodie Friday February
Dicky’s Dumps + Rosie’s BBQ Smokehouse Lunar New Year Collaboration. Photo via: @dickysdumps Instagram

Dicky’s Dumps & Rosie’s BBQ Chinese New Year Collab

  • Details: Dicky’s Dumps and Rosie’s BBQ are coming together for their first-ever collaboration with special dishes pairing Chinese dumplings and Texas BBQ together to welcome and celebrate the Year of the Dragon. The Crispy Dumplings & Brisket, Brisket & Dumplings Ramen and Brisket & Dumplings Noodle Plate combine Dicky’s Dumps handmade dumplings with Rosie’s brisket for a celebration-worthy feast – honoring both restaurant’s specialties.
    • Where/When: The collaboration will pop up on three Saturdays during the Lunar New Year season: February 3rd at Batch Vancouver, February 10th & 11th at Dalina on Main, and on February 17th at Parkside Brewery in Port Moody.
Beaucoup Bakery's Year of the Dragon pastries with red backdrop
Beacoup Bakery’s Year of the Dragon Collection, photo submitted

Beaucoup Bakery Year of the Dragon Collection

  • Where: Beaucoup Bakery (2150 Fir St., Vancouver and 600 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver)
  • When: Available from January 27th to February 11th, 2024
  • Details: Vancouver’s Parisian-inspired cafe, Beaucoup Bakery, is offering special Year of the Dragon collection items available for preorder online. Beaucoup Bakery is also once again collaborating with Chinatown BBQ on a special savoury Lunar New Year croissant as part of Taste of Chinatown this year.
    • The Year of the Dragon Collection features:
      • Sesame Tang Yuan Cruffin ($7.88) with a black sesame pastry cream, mochi and Beaucoup Bakery’s butter croissant pastry.
      • Osmanthus Peach Tiramisu (large $38 pre-order only, individual $9) includes osmanthus flower infused lady-fingers and mascarpone custard, peaches and goji osmanthus jelly.
      • Dragon Cookie Box ($38 for 18 pieces) with peanut crunchy rice shortbread, red bean sesame cookies and salted egg yolk pineapple thumbprint.
      • Year of the Dragon Golden Gift Box ($68), which includes one Dragon Cookie Box, peanut puff pastry sticks, mango cashew peanut crunch milk chocolate bar and sesame butter financiers.
Feast of Fortune's 2023 Gala stage
Scotiabank Feast of Fortune, an elegant Lunar New Year gala, photo submitted

Scotiabank Feast of Fortune Charity Gala 2024

  • Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St., Vancouver)
  • When: February 24th at 5:30pm
  • Details: The Chinese Restaurant Awards is once again participating in the prestigious St. Paul’s Foundation’s Scotiabank Feast of Fortune Charity Gala. The chef lineup will take the stage during the gala reception, contributing to St. Paul’s Foundation’s vital fundraising initiatives for advancing medical research at the new St. Paul’s Clinical Support and Research Centre on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus. Since 2008, donors to Scotiabank Feast of Fortune have raised over $12.2 million to support initiatives like life-saving diagnostic tools, surgical equipment and impactful research studies. Learn more on how to participate and the chef lineup here.

Tacofino to Launch New Breakfast Menu at Four Locations

  • Where: Participating Tacofino locations
  • When: Ongoing now!
  • Details: As of January, Tacofino Kits, Hastings, Oasis and Squamish is now offering a new 13-item breakfast menu from 8:00am daily. The menu includes unique tacos, burritos, appetizers and coffees. The all-new menu includes four appies, highlighted by the Loaded Breakfast Tots, three new tacos including a Chorizo and Egg Taco and a Potato and Egg Taco, as well three burrito options. Plant-based options include the Vegan Scramble Taco and the Vegan Scramble Burrito. Additionally, Tacofino has now partnered with Moja Coffee. Find a location and menu near you!
Special Bee Mine chocolate shaped like a bee and Valentine's roses  from Mon Paris
Special Valentine’s Bee Mine treat by Mon Paris. Photo by: Nora Hamade

Valentine’s Day Specials

Love + Chocolate Specialties by Mon Paris

  • Where: Mon Paris Patisserie (4396 Beresford St., Burnaby)
  • When: Started February 1st, 2024
  • Details: Mon Paris pastry chef and owner, Elena Krasnova, presents a heartwarming collection of chocolate creations and cakes, available for pre-order February 1. In addition to her chocolate bonbons, macarons and decadent cakes, Elena has reintroduced gal-pal favourites—the chocolate High-Heel Shoe and Louis Vuitton Bag—along with new edible gifts. From the heart-shaped cakes to the artistry of ‘Potted Roses’ crafted entirely from chocolate and the ‘Bee Mine’ chocolate characters, Mon Paris continues to embrace luxury and thoughtfully designed treats, perfect for a Valentine’s Gift.
    • See their full list of goodies available here.

Sweetheart’s Soiree Valentine’s Event at Stanley Park Pavilion

  • Where: Stanley Park Pavilion (610 Pipeline Rd., Vancouver)
  • When: February 14th, 2024 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Details: Stanley Park Pavilion is putting on a romantic Valentine’s soiree in the park for you and your partner. Reserve a spot for cocktail reception and an extensive three-course dinner (various wine options available, as well). And enjoy the sights and sounds of two time Canadian Idol finalist Greg Neufeld, while surrounded by a relaxing atmosphere. Reserve your tickets now!
WA-Bagel Love Bagel - Photo Credit Maria Gonzalez
WA-Bagel Love Bagel – Photo Credit Maria Gonzalez

WA-BAGEL’s Love Bagel

  • Details: WA-BAGEL (666 Burrard Street)
  • Where/When: Vancouver’s first-ever Japanese-style bagel shop is hoping to set hearts a flutter this month with two new seasonal flavours and a special, limited-edition heart-shaped bagel. The Love Bagel ($3 each) measures five-inches and features WA-BAGEL’s plain dough twisted into a heart-shape, then topped with crystal sugar, creating a crunchy texture with a touch of sweetness. It is available from February 7 to 9, 2024 and February 12 to 14, 2024. There will be a limited amount made daily for walk-in guests. On February 14, 2024, customers are invited to send a Valentine’s Day bagel gram via UberEats.
Vancouver Foodie Friday February - Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day & More
Hot Chocolate 2024 Festival, photo submitted

Ongoing Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest

  • Where: Metro Vancouver
  • When: January 13th to February 14th, 2024
  • Details: Check out the full lineup of participating locations on the Hot Chocolate Fest’s website! Worth marking in your calendar and checking back on their Instagram for hot chocolate inspo creations, locations and the charities the festival is partnering with. Be sure to use the hashtag #hotchocolatefest if you choose to participate.

Don’t forget to check out last month’s Vancouver Foodie Friday for local restaurants to add to your “must try” list. And check back in March for Foodie Friday! Be sure to tag @miss604 during your adventures or send us your own insta-worthy recommendations. There are many more spring festivals to come, starting soon!

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