Fall Flavour Fete: A special three-course prix fixe menu for $45 that highlights traditional autumn ingredients will be available at Bistro Pastis, 2153 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Mushroom mania will run until Oct. 16, wild game will take centre stage from Oct. 18 to 30 followed by a celebration of charcuterie from Nov. 1 to 13 with dishes that include house-made sausage. Reservations: 604-731-5020 or www.bistropastis.com/reservations/.
Sustenance -- Feasting on Art and Culture Festival: A celebration of 125 years of food and agriculture in the City of Vancouver will run until Oct. 19 at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. There will be music, theatre, workshops and a neighbourhood food security summit. Info: www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca.
Bishop's will celebrate the season with a four-course harvest table menu Sunday through Thursday until Oct. 20. Special menus will highlight ingredients at the peak of their goodness while honouring the farmers and fishers who work hard to provide them. Cost: $48 and a special wine pairing to complement the menu is available for an additional $25. Bishop's is located at 2183 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Reservations: 604-738-2025 or www.bishopsonline.com.
Pairing Passions with Art+Wine Tour: A total of 53 sculptures by Parisian artist Nathalie Decoster will be on display at Mission Hill Family Estate in the Okanagan. The large-scale sculptures, made from bronze, stainless steel and concrete, convey philosophical messages about universal human conditions. Friday to Sunday, through October, the winery will offer tours to guide guests through the exhibit. The sommelier-led tour will be narrated to a selection of Mission Hill flagship wines.Info and bookings: www.missionhillwinery.com. Gobble, Gobble, Organic Gobble: Hamilton Street Grill "Sunday Services" will serve up a Thanksgiving Feast Sunday, Oct. 9 for $25 per person. There will be roasted organic turkeys, all the fixings and dessert. Communal and private tables will be available. Reservations required: 604-331-1511, Hamiltonstreetgrill@telus.netor www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com.Hamilton Street Grill is located at 1009 Hamilton St., Vancouver.
Monthly Regional Dinners:
Cibo Trattoria presents their fall lineup of $48 four-course dinners, with optional wine pairings, that cater to specific geographical regions of Italy. An Umbria dinner will be featured on Wednesday, Oct. 12 starting at 5 p.m. Cibo Trattoria is located at 900 Seymour St., Vancouver. Reservations: www.cibotrattoria.ca or 604-602-9570.
Sake Nights: Join certified sake expert Miki Ellis ASP, for an in-depth sake tasting in Hapa Umi's private dining room on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Taste and explore four Ginjo-style sakes paired with four sample dishes prepared by Chef Tomoki Yamasaki. Tickets: $59 per person. Registration required: Eventbrite at www.hapaumisakesessions.eventbrite.com/.Hapa Umi is located at 909 West Cordova St., Vancouver. Info: www.hapaumi.com.
Wine'd Up: Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold its 12th annual winemaker's gourmet dinner and auction, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. at Dusty's Bar & BBQ, Whistler Creekside. Tickets are $160 and available at 1-800-766-0449.
Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes: Chefs teach by example, preparing elegant four-course dinners, paired with wine at private homes in and around Vancouver. Proceeds benefit the Arts Club. Upcoming classes include: Oct. 19, Shane McNeil, Bridges Restaurant; Nov. 2, Dennis Huang, Gramercy Grill; Nov. 9, Jason Liezert, Boneta, Save-On-Meats. Tickets are $125 and available at 604-687-5315, ext. 248. Info: www.artsclub.com.