Vancouver Private Dining Room Guide: 6 Spots for Your Next Intimate Meal

Miku Restaurant's Blue Sky Room - stunning views paired with your food.

Miku Restaurant’s Blue Sky Room – stunning views paired with your food.

Sometimes your group just needs a little privacy. Whether it’s for a hush hush surprise birthday or an ultra important business meeting, Vancouver has plenty of great rooms for private party planners to pick from.

If you’re like an event-minded extrovert like me, you’ve likely been ‘volun-told’ to organize your staff Christmas party. Friends often approach me for suggestions so I thought I would round up my picks for this season’s private, winter shindigs.

Whether you want to nibble innovative sushi, share pedigreed pub fare or feast on rich Italian fare, Vancouver restaurants have you covered.

Below you’ll find a short list of some of new, and tried and true private dining spots in our foodie-filled city.

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Vancouver Private Dining Room Guide: 6 Spots for Your Next Intimate Meal

Weird Frankenstein-Shaped Pumpkins on Sale in Vancouver

Photo credit: Tony Dighera

Photo credit: Tony Dighera

Have $79.13 and want to get yourself a really cool pumpkin for Halloween?

Vancouver’s Urban Fare grocery stores are selling what may be the world’s creepiest (and most expensive) pumpkins.  Known as Pumpkinsteins, they’re actual pumpkins that have been grown to look like an orange Frankenstein head.

And I’m not just talking about a passing resemblance.  These pumpkins have eyebrows and noses and lips and a receding hairline and ears … basically everything except the two bolts that stick out of Frankenstein’s neck.  It’s like Frankenstein got stuck inside a pumpkin and is trying to burst out from inside.

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Weird Frankenstein-Shaped Pumpkins on Sale in Vancouver

Where to Find the Best Winter Farmers Markets in Vancouver

Photo credit: Rex Turgano | Flickr

Photo credit: Rex Turgano | Flickr

By about this time, Vancouver farmers market fans are beginning to suffer some serious withdrawal. Most of the markets shut down earlier this month, depriving Vancouverites of their weekly fix of farm-fresh local fruits, veggies, eggs, meat and more.

But despair not: Not one but two winter farmers markets are operating in the city this year, offering up locavore delights during the cold and rainy months ahead.  Continue reading:
Where to Find the Best Winter Farmers Markets in Vancouver

Restaurants dim the lights, serve up deals for Candlelight Dinner

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In the mood for romance? How about a candlelight dinner with a great message?

BC Hydro Power Smart’s most delicious initiative of the year – the Candlelight Dinner – is back on Wednesday, October 22. Over 70 restaurants in seven communities across B.C. – including 37 in Vancouver – will be turning down the lights and serving dinner by candlelight as a way to showcase their commitment to energy conservation.

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Restaurants dim the lights, serve up deals for Candlelight Dinner

Six places to feast on wild mushrooms in Vancouver

This mushroom and rabbit dish is part of La Buca's game and wild mushroom festival.

This mushroom and rabbit dish is part of La Buca’s game and wild mushroom festival.

Chanterelles, porcinis, matsutake pines—if this is music to your ears, rejoice! It’s mushroom season in British Columbia.

In Vancouver, there are myriad way to enjoy the fungi that grows wild in the province’s forests. First you need to decide whether or not you want to get your boots dirty.

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Six places to feast on wild mushrooms in Vancouver