New Year’s Eve

newyear2014Round up your friends and come and join us for a fabulous New Year’s Eve event that will have something for everyone – food, bubbly, and festivities. This year we are offering three different options to fit your New Year’s plans. Our ultimate evening includes a 3 course Peking Duck dinner and a party to follow, where we will ring in the new year at midnight. Looking for a quieter evening? You can join us for dinner or, for those of you who like a party, you can join us for that part of the evening. Call 778-397-0028 for information or reservations.

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November Events

November is an exciting month at Wild Rice. We have many events for couples and groups that we would like to invite you to join. Here’s a list of our November activities that include something for everyone.

Date Nights:

Date Night Tuesdays: Nov 4, 11, 18 and 25 – (5 – 10pm) – reservations recommended
Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner with your sweetie $28/person. Feast your eyes on this beautiful menu. Menu One (Nov 4th and 18th) and Menu Two (Nov 11th and 25th)

Couples Cooking Demo and Three Course Dinner: Fri Nov 28th from 6 – 9pm.
Chef Todd takes you through a cooking demo of delicious dumplings, followed by a sit down three course dinner. This is a couples cooking demo, but there is no reason you couldn’t open it up to your friends. The class has a hands on component. The cost is $110/couple. The class is open to 16 people, or 8 couples. Seats for this go quickly, so make sure you register early on. Reserve your spot here.


The ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT Contest – Nov 30th – One lucky couple – Total value $300
We all try to come up with ways to impress our significant other by planning and preparing for a great night out. We took all that pressure away by planning the ultimate date for you. This ULTIMATE date night includes a circus class at Vancouver Circus School, followed by appetizers at Wild Rice, a song writing class at Music Box, movie tickets to Landmark Theatre, and an exclusive three course dinner, prepared by Chef Todd at Wild Rice, accompanied with flowers for your loved one from Bunches and Blooms. Needless to say we want it to be a night to remember.

To enter the contest:
1. Visit Wild Rice.
2. Snap a photo while sharing a meal with your partner between Nov 1st and 24th .
3. Share the image with #ultimatedatenight and mention @wildricebc and @rivermrkt.

One lucky couple will be announced on November 25th as the winner.


Contest 2 – Shop for Swag
In conjunction with Downtown New West BIA we are pleased to participate in their Shop for Swag Contest. Every time you visit Wild Rice between November 19 to December 17, and spend a minimum of $10, you’ll receive a ballot to enter a draw to win a $100 dinner at Wild Rice.


Holiday Menus
Looking for a location for your colleagues and friends to celebrate the holidays together? Wild Rice can accommodate groups as large as 90. We have price points to fit any budget and options to fit any palate or dietary restriction. (Contact for menus and to book a group celebration)


Farmers’ Market Soup
Join us at Saturday Farmers’ Markets at the River Market (held alternating Saturdays). Wild Rice will be serving up fresh soup made from seasonal vegetables.

Creepy Columbia Crawl

Friday night is Halloween and there is no better day of the week for this occasion. We are part of the Creepy Columbia Crawl this year. This is a free, self-guided tour of a variety of pubs and restaurants in the downtown area. There is a recommended route and we are the start at 6pm! Enjoy a delicious pumpkin inspired appetizer and a refreshing cocktail – all for $12.95. We would love to see your costumes and are looking forward to celebrating with you.Visit the link for a list of participants and a suggested route.

An Evening of Dim Sum

Join us Saturday October 18, for an exclusive dining event! We will be featuring some of our favourite dim sum dishes, like seafood wontons, created by Chef Todd and our dumpling master Wing. This dinner includes dim sum items and dessert for the fantastic price of $25. Book your table now as reservations fill up quickly. Call 778-397-0028 to reserve your table between 5 and 9pm.

New West Culture Crawl

Wild Rice is a venue for the 11th annual New West Culture Crawl. August 9th and 10th take a self-guided tour featuring over 50 artists in 23 venues. Wild Rice is number 22 in the guide and we are featuring works by the arts collective New West 7. Pick up a free guide from a variety of locations, or download it here. We hope to see you as you make your way through the neighbourhoods enjoying some of the best art New West has to offer!

It’s a BBQ!

Join us on Sunday August 3rd for a bbq. We will be serving beef, chicken, or vegetarian options plus all the fixings for $25. It’s going to be a fun, casual event to complete your long weekend plans. If you have out of town guests, bring them along and leave the cooking to us. The bbq will be going all day from 11:30am – 9pm, which means you can make it a lunch or dinner event. Give us a call at 778-397-0028 to reserve your seats.

Canada Day

Please join us in celebrating Canada Day on Tuesday, July 1st. We will have a prime rib dinner with all the fixings and dessert! Patio seating is available to watch the fireworks while you enjoy your dinner. Reservations for this seating begin at 8:30 and will go fast. Give us a call to enjoy a delicious meal and fireworks on the patio (778-397-0028 weather permitting). Indoor seating is also available all day and evening on Tuesday, first come first served. We hope you can join us for this special Canada Day event.

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

Leave the meal planning to us this New Year’s Eve. We have two delicious New Year’s menus for you to choose from to make your holiday season complete and to ring in the New Year in style! At our Vancouver location we are offering a New Year’s Eve platter. It comes with some delightful treats: duck confit, potstickers, siu mai, spring roll, vegetable potstickers and two glasses of Backyard Vineyards Brut for $40. Seatings are from 5pm-10:30pm. At our New Westminster location we are serving AAA prime rib, garlic mashed potato, pan fried brussel sprouts and gravy, with dessert for $25. Seatings are from 5pm-10pm. Book now as seats go fast.