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75 Great Places To Book Your Holiday Parties & Score Super Delicious Gifts


As we do every year when the holiday season approaches, we ask members of the Scout Community to fill us in on what they have in store for private functions, special events, gift ideas, and more. What follows is an omnibus of killer options. Be sure to bookmark this page, as it will most certainly grow…


Hawksworth Restaurant is embracing the festive spirit this December with seasonal tasting menus, winter cocktails and a warm holiday atmosphere for work parties, family get-togethers and indulgent dinners. We will be open nightly for dinner as well as during slightly modified hours for breakfast, brunch and lunch during the entire holiday period. For full holiday hours and reservations (highly recommended) please call 604-673-7000 or visit our website.

801 West Georgia St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-673-7000 | www.hawksworthrestaurant.com


Chambar’s new private rooms accommodate groups of 10-80 people for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with a focus on fresh, innovate and incredible food presented without pretension.

Private Room 1 | Sit-down: 20 people | Stand-up: 35 people
Private Room 2 | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 80 people
Private Room 3 | Sit-down: 80 people | Stand-up: 80 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 250 people | Stand-up: 500 people

568 Beatty St | 604-879-7119 | www.chambar.com



This year Poplar Grove Winery has a great solution for all of your holiday gift giving. The Festive Holiday Wine Gift Pack includes 2 bottles of 2010 Merlot, 2 bottles of 2013 Chardonnay and 2 bottles of 2013 Blanc De Noirs. Each shipment also includes suggestions for holiday food pairings for each wine, access to online cooking tutorials and a special holiday gift from Poplar Grove. To order the Holiday Wine Gift Pack, go to www.poplargrove.ca or phone250 493 9463 and we will take care of all the details for you. If you are visiting the Naramata Bench, stop in and see us at the winery. Poplar Grove is open 11 – 5pm daily throughout the Winter and Spring seasons.



Vancouver’s first AVPN certified pizzeria with its impressive modern design is the perfect place to enjoy one of your favourite foods. Nicli’s Next Door boasts an Italian inspired tapas menu exposed brick and repurposed wood walls. With wine flights, tempting cocktails and such a warm room you’ll find it hard to leave.

Nicli Antica Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 48 people | Stand-up: 55 people
Nicli’s Next Door Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 40 people | Stand-up: 45 people

Nicli Antica Pizzeria | 62 East Cordova Street | 604-669-6985 | www.niclipizzeria.ca
Nicli’s Next Door | 68 East Cordova Street | 604-669-6985 | www.niclisnextdoor.com



Tucked among Gastown’s trademark brick buildings, Blacktail Florist shines a spotlight on BC’s overlooked and most humble ingredients. Fresh, local products are the inspiration behind daily dishes, while a range of thoughtfully selected wines by the glass and bottle showcase the best Cascadian varietals from coast to crest.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 14 people
Lounge Capacity | Sit-down: 22 people including bar side seating | Stand-up: 40 people
Restaurant Capacity | Sit-down: 84 people including bar side seating | Stand-up: 100 people

200-322 Water Street | 604-699-0249 | www.blacktailflorist.ca



Designed with beauty and comfort in mind, the space and menu are a reflection of worldly travels and life experiences by both the owners and chefs and welcomes the union of cultures so familiar on the West Coast. With no distinction between casual and fine dining, the expertly crafted menu exudes a delicate approachability associated with familiar flavours and childhood memories.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 54 – 74 people including bar side seating | Stand-up: 99 people

350 Carrall Street | 604-620-9400 | www.pidginvancouver.com



Six Acres is a cozy, brick-lined nook in Gastown’s oldest building. We specialize in home-style comfort food, and offer a wide selection of beer from both near and far. We’ve also been known to make a tasty cocktail or two.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 85 people (Standing recommended) | Available Sunday – Thursday

203 Carrall St. (right behind the Gassy Jack statue) | 604-488-0110 | www.sixacres.ca



Milano is world renowned for its award winning espresso. Steeped in two decades of espresso blending tradition, the Milano Gastown café is a modern sanctuary with dramatic high ceilings and sculpted concrete tables. The cafe offers various espressos on tap daily, artisan baked goods and charceuterie sandwiches. Milano Gastown is licensed and offers DJ entertainment on weekends.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people | Stand-up: 70 people

36 Powell Street | 604.558.0999 | www.milanocoffee.ca



The Abbey is a progressive tavern offering classic and comfortable food and drink with a modern sensibility. Located at the junction of Gastown and Crosstown, The Abbey is a perfect place to meet up for drinks and dinner before or after the game, concert or movie. With two private dining rooms, The Abbey specializes in family style group menus. It’s private dining without the pretense.

The Pender Private Room | 16 people
The Abbot Private Room | 32 people (features a television with HDMI input)
Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 99 people | Stand-up: 120 people

117 West Pender | 604.336.7100 | www.abbeyvan.com



The Parker is an award-winning vegetarian restaurant located in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Featuring and ever-changing seasonal menu and local barman Steve Da Cruz, The Parker’s commitment to sustainability (less than 1lb of waste per month) and an elevated dining experience has drawn rave reviews.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 23 people | Stand-up: 30 people
237 Union Street | 604-779-3804 | www.theparkervancouver.com



On New Years Eve, Pourhouse will have both an early seating (5pm-8pm) and a late seating (8pm on). Starting at 8pm, we will be featuring live music by the Poor Boy Band. Party favours will be handed out at midnight. There will be no cover and we will serving our regular menu. Reservations are recommended.

162 Water Street | 604-568-7022 | www.pourhousevancouver.com



L’Abattoir is located in the heart of historic Gastown. Built in the 19th century, it is the site of Vancouver’s first jail and originally buttressed the city’s main meat packing district. This history is reflected in the architecture, and the name L’Abattoir pays homage to the neighbourhood’s colourful past. Open seven days a week for dinner and now five days a week for lunch and weekend brunch. Holiday shoppers can take refuge from the frosty temperatures and cozy up to L’Abattoir’s classic, clean flavours.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people | Stand-up: 80 people
Dining Room Capacity | 13 stools in bar and lounge | 46 seats in dining room | 22 seats in the atrium

217 Carrall Street | 604-568-1701 | www.labattoir.ca


Located in the heart of historic Gastown, this GastroPub has garnered many accolades for its service, food, alcohol and ambiance. The Irish Heather is also home to the Shebeen Whisk(e)y house and the Salty Tongue Cafe, which serves as the dining room for the Irish Heather in the evening and home to the famous Long Table Series. The Long Table Room adjacent to the Irish Hearher is housed in a heritage building with exposed brick and has a mix of modern and rustic design. The 40 ft. communal Long Table is ideal for holiday parties.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people

210 Carrall Street | 604-688-9779 | info [at] irishheather.com | www.irishheather.com



Salt is a tasting room specializing in artisanal cheese, small-batch cured meats, and a dynamic array of wines, beers and sherries. Guests assemble a Tasting Plate from our chalkboard’s selection of 10 cheeses, 10 meats, and 10 condiments. The wine list is dynamic and constantly evolving.The Salt Cellar is situated in a private space with a complete wine bar, onsite Sommelier and award winning wine list (hot food can be catered upon request).

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 52 people | Stand-up: 60 people

45 Blood Alley | 604-633-1912 | info [at] salttastingroom.com | www.salttastingroom.com



Bitter Tasting Room specializes in local and imported craft beers and bar food. The focus is on supporting local breweries and distilleries in and around the Greater Vancouver area, with an inspired mix of offerings from some of BC’s best independent breweries and noteworthy European and American varieties.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 75 people (includes the main room and private room) | Sit-down: 80 people (includes the main room and private room)

16 West Hastings St. | 604-558-4658 | info [at] bittertastingroom.com | www.bittertastingroom.com



Home to one of BC’s largest selection of Single Malt, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, the Shebeen Whisk(e)y House houses just under 200 different labels and is a must see for whisk(e)y lovers. Located in a heritage building, across a private courtyard, situated behind the Irish Heather in the heart of historic Gastown. This one-of-a-kind space is the perfect venue to sneak away to with friends for a quiet dram, reserve space for a party or book the whole space for a private event.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 40 people | Stand-up: 60 people

210 Carrall Street | 604-688-9779 | info [at] irishheather.com | www.shebeen.ca



Specialty coffee shop and airy eating establishment; the 102-seat Rainier Provisions gives the nostalgic concept of ‘provisions’ an edgy makeover for its historic Gastown location. At the bar guests can select from over 18 types of bourbon, six on-tap beers or cult coffee from Matchstick Coffee Roasters.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 110 people | Stand-up: 120 – 130 people
Patio seats up to 20 people (licensed to serve alcohol)

2 West Cordova | 604-558-2473 | info [at] rainierprovisions.com | www.rainierprovisions.com



Chef Curtis Luks nouveau Cantonese cuisine is innovative yet classic, paired with an eclectic and dynamic cocktail list to suit a broad range of tastes.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 20 people | Stand-up: 35 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 70 people | Stand-up: 120 people

99 Powell Street | 604-428-0301 | www.bambudda.ca



Let us create a family style menu to suit your holiday needs. A truly unique experience to share with your friends and colleagues in an intimate setting. Using the finest and freshest local ingredients, the clean flavours of our European menu paired with seasonal cocktails and an impressive wine list will ensure a memorable evening.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 45 people | Stand-up: 60 people

350 West Pender Street | 604-428-9694 | www.cinara.ca



We offer a truly omnivorous menu with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and game meat options. The cuisine aims to be healthy, plant-based, ethical & wild, with strong roots in pacific northern style, traditional and modern influences.

Buy-out Capacity 28 | Sit-down: 16 people | Stand-up/Bar Stools: 12 people

1220 Bute Street | 604-563-8633 | www.exilebistro.com



MARKET by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for three-star Michelin chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Inspired by Jean-Georges’ “greatest hits”, MARKET features fresh, locally produced ingredients emphasizing comfort and creativity – including new flavour combinations that explore spices from other regions, all while remaining close to home.

Private Room Capacity
Georgia Room | Sit-down: 36 people | Stand-up: 6 people
Alberni Room | Sit-down: 16 people | Stand-up: 20 people
MARKET Room | Sit-down: 10 people
MARKET Bar | Sit-down: 22 people | Stand-up: 40 people
MARKET Dining Room | Sit-down: 80 people | Stand-up: 120 people

Restaurant Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 140 people | Stand-up: 200 people

1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor in Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver | 604 695-1115 | www.marketbyjgvancouver.com



An authentic taste of New Orleans in the heart of Vancouver. Our wide selection of freshly shucked oysters are sourced from coast to coast and our highly skilled Shuckers are sure to wow you as they prove why Chewies shucks ‘em best. If bi-valves aren’t your thing, our NOLA inspired soul food menu features local seafood and traditional Creole & Cajun dishes.

Private Space Capacity | Sit-down: up to 50 people | Stand-up: up to 60 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 120 people | Stand-up: 150 people

1055 W Hastings | 604-620-7634 | www.chewies.ca


Located in Yaletown, Minami is the sister restaurant of Miku and serves contemporary and traditional Japanese fare alongside its popular Aburi “flame-seared” sushi and Aburi beef dishes. Its clean and modern space makes it a dynamic place for dining and entertaining.

Private Room | Blue Ocean | Sit-down: 40 people | Stand-up: 65 people
Private Room | Blue Wave | Sit-down: 14 people
Seigo Lounge Buy-Out | Sit-down: 55-65 people | Stand-up: 75 people
Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 180 people max | Seigo Lounge

1118 Mainland Street | 604-685-8080 | www.minamirestaurant.com



Miku restaurant boasts a stunning waterfront view with a wrap-around patio, U-shaped bar, and beautiful hand-painted murals by Japanese artist Hideki Kimura. Alongside its popular Aburi “flame-seared” sushi is a menu that has more fresh seafood options, bar dishes, and cocktails and sakes.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 24 people | Stand-up: 30 people
Nakamura Lounge Capacity | Sit-down: 90 people
Front Lounge Capacity | Stand-up: 100 people i

70-200 Granville Street (Canada Place Way and Howe Street) | 604-568-3900| www.mikurestaurant.com



UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar is an elegant enclave for wine and spirit connoisseurs, offering enticing cocktails, hard-to-find wine selections and eclectic import beers, alongside an array of fresh, seasonal menus. The elegant modernism of its interior, combined with the building’s historical elements such as the delicate 1908 terrazzo floors, make for a truly unique and intimate dining experience.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 14 people
Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 40 people | Stand-up: 75 people

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver | 604-602-9570 | www.uvavancouver.ca



True to its trattoria roots, Cibo’s cozy, 50-seat dining room is a perfect spot for any occasion or social gathering – a warm and inviting restaurant where guests can sample the finest in rustic, locally-sourced casual Italian cuisine with an inventive twist, in a relaxed-yet-vibrant setting.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 14 people
Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people | Stand-up: 80 people

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver | 604-602-9570 | www.cibotrattoria.ca



Café Medina’s refurbished and expansive dining room — which boasts high ceilings, up-cycled lighting fixtures, antique mirrors and traditional deco panel moulding — offers a truly unique and instantly memorable for celebrations of all stripes. Guests will enjoy an array of seasonal menu options featuring Café Medina’s signature Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 90 people

780 Richards Street, Vancouver | 604-879-3114 | www.medinacafe.com


A Vancouver bistro – serving an updated take on traditional French bistro fare prepared by Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette and his talented team. Discover a beautifully renovated interior that combines old world classic bistro elements with modern touches and a French-inspired menu that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris with the use of fresh west coast ingredients.

Petit Salon Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 18 people | Stand-up: 20 people
Grand Salon Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 21 people | Stand-up: 40 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 75 people | Stand-up: 125 people

1181 Melville St. | 778-373-1632 | www.tableaubarbistro.com



Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. Classic comfort cooking takes centre stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus. A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 12 people | Stand-up: 14 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 125 people

898 Homer Street | 604-428-4299 | homerstreetcafebar.com



Voted “Top Five Izakayas In North America” by Bon Appétit Magazine, topping “Industry” and “Readers Choice” Georgia Straight awards for Best Japanese in 2012 and Best Izakaya in 2014, and “Best Casual Chain” by Vancouver Magazine from 2011-2014, Hapa offers a winning combination of Japanese cuisine, fun, and culture, paired with local seasonal and Ocean Wise ingredients.

Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 16 people | Stand-up: 25 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 150 people | Stand-up: 500 people
1479 Robson Street | 604-689-4272 | hapaizakaya.com

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people | Stand-up: 200 people
1193 Hamilton Street | 604-681-4272 | hapaizakaya.com

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 150 people | Stand-up: 500 people
101 – 909 West Cordova Street | 604-420-4272 | hapaizakaya.com

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 350 people
1516 Yew Street | 604-738-4272 | hapaizakaya.com



Casual, comfortable and affordable, Forage celebrates all things BC. The menu and beverage are local, seasonal and sustainable; service is attentive yet never fussy; and its approachable West End location makes Forage a local’s “local”. It’s an ideal destination for breakfast seven days a week, brunch on weekends and nightly for drinks and dinner. Ask about our family style Christmas lunches from December 1-19!

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 75 people | Stand-up: 150 people

1300 Robson Street, Vancouver | 604-661-1400 | www.foragevancouver.ca



Modern vegetarian restaurant & bar, serving gourmet west coast cuisine off seasonal menus with fresh produce from local urban farms. Vegan, Gluten Free and RAW options abound. Signature Cocktails, Local Beer + Wine.
** The Acorn will be taking reservations for NYE! Celebrate with us – Call to book **

Private Dining Capacity | For smaller parties of 6-10 guests, a family table is available for 2 seating times per night.
Restaurant Buy Out Capacity | Sit-down 50 people

3995 Main Street | 604-566-9001 | www.theacornrestaurant.ca | eat [at] theacornrestaurant.ca



Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s port district, Odd Society is dedicated to combining Old World distilling traditions with New World ingredients and ingenuity to create a family of spirits that entice and intrigue. The distillery’s cocktail lounge was designed to represent the soul of Odd Society — warm and welcoming, but out of sorts and charmingly unusual. Odd Society provides a unique venue for private events offering tours of the distillery and catered dining experiences in the lounge. Whether you are after a relaxed cocktail reception with canapés and charcuterie or an elegant sit down dinner in an unusual space, Odd Society will work with their restaurant and food truck partners to create a tailored experience for you and your guests.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 30 people | Stand-Up: 45 people

1725 Powell St. | 604 559 6745| www.oddsocietyspirits.com



Watch the show as we handcraft flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal soups, salads & desserts to “live for” from our open kitchens & artisan ovens. We are proud to offer a local & sustainable menu with many gluten free options, craft beers & B.C. wines. Throughout the holiday season we are featuring delicious & fun three course party menus from $20 p.p. and pizza making parties from $25 p.p. For more information visit rockymountainflatbread.ca/parties/.

Kitsilano | Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 80 people | Stand-up: 100 people
Main Street | Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 60 people

Kitsilano Location | 1876 West 1st | Avenue | 604-730 – 0321 | www.rockymountainflatbread.ca
Main Street Location | 4186 Main Street | 604-566-9779 | www.rockymountainflatbread.ca



The Biltmore Cabaret has limited dates still available for your holiday party, whether it’s an intimate private event or a raucous night of bands & booze. Equipped with a stage, legendary dance floor, full PA system, 2 bars, authentic restored black & white film photobooth – The Fotoautomaton – and capacity for catering, we have everything you need to make your holiday party a success.

Email booking [at] biltmorecabaret.com for more details & book with the Biltmore this year!

2755 Prince Edward St | 604-676-0541 | www.biltmorecabaret.com



Campagnolo ROMA serves dishes inspired by the classics of Rome. The menu is simple, focusing on antipasti, pasta and pizza showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients available.

Alla famiglia group menus are available for parties of 8 or more.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 36 people | Stand-up: 50 people

2297 East Hastings St. | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com



Campagnolo Restaurant’s menu is inspired by the Piedmont and Emilia Romagna regions of Italy. Dishes are made with integrity from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Campagnolo offers three unique rooms for private parties to choose from and alla famiglia group menus are available for parties of 8 or more.

With the recent addition of their bar, appropriately referred to as ‘Upstairs’, Campagnolo is offering some killer non-Italian early-bird parties this holiday season. Choose from a Burger & Beer or Fried Chicken & Beer feast with all the fixings that feeds up to 32 guests, and includes private use of the bar for 2 hours (starting at 5PM) and a personal bartender.

‘Upstairs’ Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 32 people | Stand-up: 40 people
Wine Lounge Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 27 people | Stand-up: 35 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 100 people | Stand-up: 125 people

1020 Main Street | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca



Los Cuervos brings Mexico City inspired tacos and cantina cool to Mount Pleasant.

Private room capacity | up to 30 people
Buy-out capacity | 50 people (Sunday to Wednesday)

603 Kingsway | 604-558-1518 | www.loscuervos.ca



Housed in the iconic red Opsal building in False Creek, Steel Toad is home to live music, modern bistro fare and a showpiece craft brewery. Steel Toad serves casual bistro favourites with locally sourced ingredients, and prepared with classic French technique. Dishes complement the brewpub’s roster of carefully crafted traditional European and American in-house brews.

Upstairs dining room buy-out capacity | Sit-down: 70 people | Stand-up: 90 people

97 East 2nd Avenue | 604-709-8623 | www.steeltoad.ca



Neighbourhood Modern Italian Restaurant, in Vancouver’s “South Granville Rise” fashion / gallery district. An intimate space showcasing modern & traditional Italian & Mediterranean flavours. Family-style or set menus for parties.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 45 people | Stand-up: 55 people

1485 West 12th and Granville | 604-558-1485 | www.eatsiena.com



With a nod to the classic European bistro, our focus is on traditional food and flavours.

Buy-out Capacity: Sit-down: 36 people | Stand-up: 40 people

1520 west 13th Ave | 604-736-1520 | www.thestablehouse.ca



Honored with six international gold medals for espresso, Milano Coffee offers three espresso Lounges in Vancouver where guests can discover the artistry of Milano’s world-class espresso right at home. West 8th is the original Milano Coffee roastery serving up two decades of coffee culture, and offering a stunning view of downtown and the North Shore mountains for its expansive patio.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 30 people | Stand-up: 40 people

156 West 8th Avenue | 604.879.4468 | www.milanocoffee.ca



Widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s best French restaurants, Bistro Pastis has been indulging guests with its classic French fare for over 15 years. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, award-winning restaurateur John Blakeley is at the helm providing his guests with unparallelled hospitality.

Buy-Out Capacity | Sit Down: 65 people

2153 West 4th Avenue | 604.731.5020 | www.bistropastis.com



Award-winning Maenam serves flavourful, authentic Thai cuisine with a West Coast twist. The menu also features Asian-inspired cocktails and a collection of exceptional food-friendly wines from local vineyards.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: maximum 50 people

1938 West 4th Ave | 604-730-5579 | www.maenam.ca



Whether you are looking to plan the office holiday party or entertain in a venue or home, our team is ready to guide you through the process. For a roast turkey lunch in your boardroom or a formal celebration, allow our Chefs to prepare a Christmas feast for your holiday table. Culinary Capers signature Roast Turkey Dinner To-Go.

1545 West 3rd Ave | 604-875-0123 | www.culinarycapers.com



This holiday, the culinary catering team at The Lazy Gourmet has designed a new winter menu full of classics and international West Coast dishes to whet those hungry appetites during the busy season. From large-scale parties, boardroom lunches, and corporate dinners to private bashes, cocktail grazers, and intimate gatherings, there is something for even the most discerning of palates. A traditional turkey dinner for 10 or more is a popular classic from The Lazy Gourmet, which can be served at a home, office, or event venue. Starting at $26 per person, it includes an herb-roasted turkey with five sides, salad, baguettes, and dessert. The Lazy Gourmet is a full-service catering company and can provide event planning services. It also has a roster of talented bartenders who can craft unique cocktails and drinks for any party.

For those looking for corporate gifting options, local gift baskets full of festive sweet and savoury goodies, ranging from $125 to $250, can be ordered directly from The Lazy Gourmet for delivery or pick-up.

1605 West 5th Ave | 604-734-2507 | www.lazygourmet.ca



Head to North Van on December 31st for an evening that has it all: masquerade, music and a little mystery. A rotating deck of DJs including local favourite DJ Ecos will provide non-stop beats and the culinary masters behind The District Brasserie will ply you with their signature droolworthy canapés and cocktails all night long.North Shore natives – it’s a party in your own backyard! Live across the bridge? Transit is free from 5PMto 5AM so mask up, hop on the SeaBus, and head to Lonsdale’s hottest spot for an NYE you’re sure to reminisce about for years to come – even if you don’t really remember it.

13 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver | 778-338-4938 | Tickets are available online and at The District Brasserie



Celebrate the holidays with friends, family, and colleagues at Spotted Bear Bistro in Tofino offering upscale comfort food with focus on the abundance of quality products available on Vancouver Island. Inquire about family style dinners.

Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 30 people

101 4th Street, Tofino, BC | 250-725-2215 | www.spottedbearbistro.com



Private Holiday Parties & New Years Eve Party in Ucluelet

Ballroom Room Capacity: 140 people | Wine Cellar Capacity: 40 people
NYE: Fetch Restaurant NYE Dinner $135 pp | Float Lounge NYE Party $50 pp | 2 Night NYE Packages Available.

596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC |250-726-4800 | www.blackrockresort.com



SPUD brings the best of the holidays right to your door. All your holiday shopping needs are covered, minus the crowds, never-ending checkout lines and nightmarish parking lots. Holiday feast ingredients (like local organic free run turkeys and the best local organic produce)? SPUD delivers. Unique and local gift boxes (including the BC Chocolate Lovers or BC Artisan Foods boxes) to suit any taste? SPUD delivers. Distinct and sustainable gifts (Sunflower Garden-in-a-bag for a budding green thumb, Paint Kit for an aspiring artist, Organic Beeswax Candles for anoffice gift exchange)? SPUD delivers.

Vancouver | 604-215-7783 | www.spud.ca



Give the gift of artisan with our unique, freshly-baked Stollen and buttery soft Panettone (available in Chocolate Cherry or Fruit). Your holiday baking is ready; pre-order beginning Dec. 5th.

Fifth Ave Bakery + Café | 53 5th Ave West, Vancouver | 604-873-8111 | terrabreads.com
The Village on False Creek Café | 1605 Manitoba St., Vancouver | 604 877 1183 | terrabreads.com
Kitsilano Bakery + Café | 2380 W 4th Ave, Vancouver | 604-736-1838 | terrabreads.com
Granville Island Bakery | Granville Island Public Market, 1661 Duranleau St., Vancouver | 604-685-3102 | terrabreads.com



Thomas Haas’ seasonal offerings this year include Tannenbaum, a delectable handcrafted chocolate tree filled with caramelized chocolate-coated nuts and decorated with truffles, alongside his ever-popular Christmas Stollen — a deliciously moist German Christmas cake made from wholesome almonds, rum-soaked golden raisins and freshly zested oranges. Thomas Haas’ Holiday offerings are exclusively available at his two cafes in North Vancouver and Kitsilano.

Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Drive | North Vancouver | 604-924-1847 | www.thomashaas.com
2539 West Broadway Avenue | Vancouver | 604-736-1848 | www.thomashaas.com



Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Swiss-trained master confectioner Christophe Bonzon has been quietly creating a new line-up of merry sweets in his “workshop” in Burnaby Heights. The festive collection includes three limited edition Bûches de Noël (Yule Logs), an array of handmade chocolate sculptures, and winter truffles.

“This year we really wanted to evoke the flavours and familiarity of Christmas with our creations,” says Bonzon. “Holiday sweets shouldn’t just be a feast for the eyes but also for the stomach, where one bite can really speak to what Christmas treats should be about – warmth, celebration, and delight. We hope customers will enjoy!”

4712 Hastings Street | Burnaby, BC | 604-428-4200 | www.christophe-chocolat.com



Beaucoup Bakery & Café offers French-inspired pastries. This holiday season pop into the café and cozy up with one of their newest croissants: Vanilla Bean or Double Baked Apple Pie. If you are looking to give someone a sweet surprise, treat them to a Foodie Gift Box featuring local and artisanal producers including Mellifera Bees honey, Jacobsen salt and Beaucoup’s very own nougat.

2150 Fir St.| 604-732-4222 | www.beaucoupbakery.com



Featuring 48 chocolate-enrobed brownie bites glued to a towering cone of cocoa and topped with a festive star, Chocolate Arts presents their Brownie Bouche. Made to impress, this piece is the perfect show-stopping holiday party centerpiece or seasonal edible office adornment.

1620 West 3rd Ave | 604-739-0475 | www.chocolatearts.com



This year Cadeaux bakery will be gearing up for the holiday season with a variety of baked goods from Yule Log and Christmas cookies to Rum balls and hand rolled truffles. We will also be anticipating the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Clause on Saturday December 20th from 11am to 3pm so bring the family down and let the big guy know if you’ve been good this year.

172 Powell Street | 604-608-8889 | www.cadeauxbakery.com | [email protected]



15% off our Wild Thai Civet Coffee until Dec. 31st when you enter coupon code: civetspecial through our online shop. Perfect for the coffee lover who says they’ve tried it all.

110-807 Powell Street | 604-689-3312 | doichaangcoffee.com



This holiday season the Parallel 49 Brewing Company tasting room will be featuring a number of special releases including the Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Pack, Ugly Sweater Milk Stout, Toques of Hazard Imperial White IPA, N2 Milk Stout, and Sahti Claws Finnish Sahti among others. In addition to that, some special edition merchandise items should be making their way to the brewery store just in time for holiday shopping.

950 Triumph St. | 604-558-2739 | parallel49brewing.com


Sausages, patés and terrines, salamis, prosciuttos, cheeses and more to create the best entertaining platters, as well as our delicious Swedish Ham, the best ham for Christmas!

Granville Island Public Market, 1689 Johnston St.| 604-327-7407 | www.oyamasausage.ca


les amis du FROMAGE

As we all get ready to host Christmas, New Years and Holiday parties, don’t forget to let les amis du FROMAGE help you with your entertaining. Whether it’s fondue, raclette or cheese plates, we’re here to make shopping easy for you. Lastly, we’ve made a limited batch of Tourtiere using Alice Spurrell’s family recipe. Stock is very limited.

Kitsilano | 1752 West 2nd Avenue | 604-732-4218 | www.buycheese.com
East Van | 843 East Hastings Street | 604-253-4218 | www.buycheese.com



Bah! Humbug! is a distinctly Downtown Eastside retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Story where Scrooge owns a pawn shop on Hastings St. Featuring Juno-Award winning Jim Bynes as Scrooge, First Nations actor Margo Kane, and the soulful gospel of Tom Pickett, this musical production features modern songs, Coast Salish signing, and seasonal favourites. All proceeds from this musical event go to support the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival. Dec 11-20th.

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. | 778-782-9149 | www.sfuwoodwards.ca



Get all of your holiday shopping done in one spot this holiday season! For guys we’ve got watches, flasks, combs and cufflinks and for gals we have collections from top local designers Wolf Circus, Foe and Dear, Zula and many more!

#217-207 W. Hastings St. | 604-681-0047 | www.cavaliergastown.com



Come in for a Holiday Blow-Out or Updo for your office party that will leave you the envy of all your co-workers!

629 Kingsway | 604-875-0079 | www.breakinghearts.ca



Holiday farm market including Christmas trees, seasonal produce, baking, pastured meat & eggs, pretty preserves, friendly farm animals & more. Make holiday meals more sustainable & ethical with a “Turkey Box” including all the fixin’s or buy a “Beasty Box” for the meat lover on your list!

4992 Byrne Road, Burnaby | [email protected] | www.urbandigsfarm.com



This holiday season, enjoy our selection of award-winning wines at all of your holiday events and festive dinners. For turkey dinner, we recommend our 2013 Riesling, which won a gold medal in the 2014 BC Wine Awards. Add a little gold to your special dinners. Our wines are available online here or at fine wine & VQA stores throughout BC.

716 Lowe Drive, Cawston | 250-499-2655 | www.eauvivrewinery.ca



At Cannery Brewing, we have everything you need for the beer lover on your list this holiday season. Stop in and see us for a selection of great Cannery Brewing beer and gift items if you are in the Penticton area. Or look for our beer merchandise available for sale on our website. We offer hats and shirts as well as a selection of locally-sourced items made with our beer including mustard, soap, syrups and beer jellies! Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? How about a membership in our Growler Club? You will also find our beer at government and private liquor stores throughout BC.

#112, 1475 Fairview Rd., Penticton | 250-493-2723 | www.cannerybrewing.com



Wine tastings, food pairings, decorated wine shops, art, gift ideas and holiday joy and cheer await you in the fourth annual Similkameen Country Christmas Winery Open House Tour which runs Dec. 6th and 7th from 12-4pm daily. In traditional holiday open house style, you can meander through the beautiful Similkameen and visit our 9 member wineries. Rumour has it that even Santa loves to give (and receive!) amazing, award-winning wines from the Similkameen Valley!

Similkameen Valley | 250-488-0878 | www.similkameenwine.com



Give the gift of great award-winning wine from BC’s newest wine region this holiday season! Wine from Fort Berens is the perfect pairing for holiday parties, festive dinners and gift-giving. Consider a membership in our Discovery Club as a gift for your boss, friend or family member, or treat yourself this holiday season. Learn more about our Discovery Club here. Our wines are also available online and at VQA and fine wine stores throughout BC.

1881 Highway 99 North, Lillooet | 250-256-7788 | www.fortberens.ca



Visit our tasting room on Nov 29th & Nov 30th for the Okanagan Falls Holiday Cheer Open House and enjoy complimentary wine tastings, food pairings & holiday gift ideas! Or visit us online at www.MFVwines.com for exclusive wine specials & promotions this holiday season!

4287 McLean Creek Rd, Okanagan Falls, BC | 250-497-8553 | www.MFVwines.com