With the 36th annual Vancouver International Film Festival running from September 28th to October 13th, 2017 – naturally there will need to be plenty of food and drink options for the hoards of cinephiles, celebs and industry folk alike. VIFF has everyone covered this year in teaming up with some of Vancouver’s best restaurants and bars – including #VIFFTails, featuring film inspired cocktails to celebrate!
While you’re attending the festival, be sure to check out some of these motion picture perfect cocktails! Follow along and post your own pictures with #VIFFTails on social media.
Ingredients: Beefeater gin, green Chartreuse, lime, egg white, cucumber, cilantro
An old Chambar “cult classic”, the Death Proof, which takes its name from the 2007 Quentin Tarantino slasher movie. Inspired by Tarantino’s cameo scene where he brings over a round of Chartreuse shots for the lead actresses and says “Chartreuse! The only liquor so good they named a colour after it.”
Where: Chambar | 568 Beatty Street | 8am-Late
Ingredients: Peppermint Vodka, Creme de Cacao Chocolate Liqueur, and Blue Curaçao Liqueur.
Summer Isles orange flavors mixed with the finest chocolate essences from across The Narrow Sea. Shaken on ice in the North and kissed by a White Walker.
Where: EXP Bar and Restaurant | 309 West Pender Street | 5pm-1am
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Famous Grouse, 1.0 oz Cinzano Orancio, 0.75 oz Luxardo Bitter Bianco, spray with lemon oil, garnish lemon peel
The Royal Tenenbaums
Where: Homer St. Cafe | 898 Homer Street | 11.30am-11pm
Saturday Night Fever
Ingredients:45ml El Gobernador pisco, 15ml Giffard Abricot du Rousillon, 30ml orange juice, 20ml lemon juice, 2 dashes Bittered Sling Clingstone Peach bitters, Hibiscus drizzle
Inspired by the 40th anniversary of this movie! A 70s inspired disco cocktail from the golden age that will make you dance like John Travolta.
Where: L’Abattoir | 217 Carrall Street | Happy Hour: 5.30-6.30pm
Ingredients: London Dry Gin, Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Syrup, Ginger Liqueur, Cinnamon Syrup, Ginger Beer, Aromatic Bitters, Lime Bitters
Where: Long Table Distillery | 1451 Hornby Street | Happy Hour: 3-5pm
Ingredients: Gin, Lime Juice, Celery Juice, Agave Syrup, and garnish with a “Nuba”sized cucumber
Where: Nuba | 207 West Hastings Street + 508 Davie Street | Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11.30am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5pm to last seating at 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 5pm to last seating at 10pm
Ingredients: Gin, Benedictine, Cointreau, Pineapple, Cherry Brandy, Angostura Bitters and Grenadine
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Where: The Union | 219 Union Street | Monday to Thursday, 5pm-12am; Friday, 5pm-1am; Saturday, 10am-1am; Sunday, 10am-12am | Weekend Brunch: 10am-2.30pm
If you’re feeling a little peckish, VIFF has partnered with some of Vancouver’s best restaurants to host you before or after your show. Enjoy a fantastic meal during your night out at the movies, with a range of options from public houses to fine dining.
Donnelly Group, VIFF Official Hospitality Partner
Visit any Donnelly Group Public House from Sept 28 to Oct 13 and enjoy an exclusive VIFF 2 course prix-fixe menu for $19. Visit donnellygroup.ca to book a table and view the menu.
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-1am, Fri. 11:30am-2am, Sat. 4pm-2am
Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street
Hours: Dinner: 5pm-11pm, Bar: 4.30pm-1am
Chambar, 568 Beatty Street
Hours: 7/7 days, 8am-Late
CinCin Ristorante + Bar, 1134 Robson Street
Hours: Dinner: 5pm-11pm, Bar: 4.30pm-Late
Joe Fortes, 777 Thurlow Street
Hours: 7/7 days, 11am-11pm
L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street
Hours: Open nightly. Happy Hour: 5.30pm-6.30pm daily (bar seating only)
Nuba, 207 W Hastings Street / 508 Davie Street
Hours: Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11.30am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5pm to last seating at 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 5pm to last seating at 10pm
During VIFF, show your ticket at Gastown and Yaletown locations to receive 10% off your meal.
Safe to say we’re looking forward to all of the Vancouver International Film Festival activities, celebrating creativity and innovation on the screen. Be sure to check out viff.org & @viffest on social media for more information on tickets and festival events!
photos and information via viff.org