There is no denying that our city has a lively and growing gastronomical culture and Dine Out Vancouver is proof of that. Originally conceived to jolt the restaurant and tourism industry during a typically slow period, Dine Out Vancouver is now a local favorite and draw for travellers. This year, they’ve included a series of featured events and partnerships that inject a good dose of entertainment and fun into the dining experience. Don’t forget, follow @myvancouver on Twitter to get a sneak peak at the early release of the menus for Dine Out 2011.
January 24 – February 6
Dine out Vancouver Program
Indulge in your love of food and BC VQA wine at over 200 restaurants with three-course meals at $18, $28 or $38. Turn it into a night out with hotel rooms for $68, $98 or $138 per night.
The Inside Taste: A Sustainable Plate & Pairing Challenge
Eight DOV restaurant chefs vie for top food and BC VQA wine pairing honours in this inaugural event.
Location: Vancouver Aquarium @ 7pm
January 14 through February 11
Ever wish you could cook like a pro? Here’s your chance to learn from one. Enjoy any number of these culinary classes, demos and market tours with The Dirty Apron Cooking School, Quince and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.
January 14, 15, 28, 29, February 4, 5
Secret Supper Soiree
Swallow Tail Secret Supper Club brings you a mystery dining adventure like no other! Hope on a classic Vancouver Trolley, and sip and savour in some unexpected venues on Dine Out Vancouver’s culinary speakeasy tour!
Location: Various and they’re all a secret!
January 27, 28, February 4
Act 1, Eat 1
Three epic dinner theatre pairings! The Arts Club Theatre Company and The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival pair two stellar shows with equally delicious meals at Cru, Red Door Pan Asian Grill and The Irish Heather Gastropub.
Dinner in the Dark
Do you dare? Culinary Capers Catering and Laughing Stock Winery present this sensory dining experience. Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Chovancek prepares a tantalizing eight course mystery dinner paired with wines and served at communal tables. Blindfold included!
Location: Culinary Capers
Kronenbourg 1664 presents an exclusive dining experience prepared by a renowned chef, in a secret location, featuring an exceptional meal paired and enjoyed with Kronenbourg 1664.
Psst! Look out for a crazy foodie lover’s dream contest tomorrow on Vancity Buzz courtesy of Tourism Vancouver.