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In its 8th year, Taste of Yaletown is an annual community-based event inviting Vancouverites to enjoy culinary offerings from Taste of Yaletown’s best restaurants. Each restaurant presents exclusive three-course menus at pre-fixed prices of $25, $35 or $45. The event has gained momentum over the past 8 years, but according to organizer Annette O’Shea of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association, “We realized that Vancouver was craving something more this year, so we added two new ticketed events for the first time in Taste of Yaletown history.”

  • CIBC Presents Taste of Yaletown Premier (Oct. 17) –  Be the first to experience Taste of Yaletown this year! Yaletown’s top chefs roll out the VIP carpet for guests to sample feature Taste of Yaletown menu items. Experience tastes and sips from the city’s best including Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay, Brix, Flying Pig, New Oxford, Hamilton Street Grill, Society, Yaletown L’Antipasto, Cache Bistro & Lounge, Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Killjoy, and Minami – all in one central Yaletown venue at MINI Yaletown.Get the inside culinary scoop directly from the executive chefs and take home exclusive recipe cards. Tickets are $59.
  • Shake Up Yaletown (Oct. 25) – Shake up your Thursday evening with Shake Up Yaletown! Party with the best bartenders of Yaletown as they blend premium ingredients to create award winning cocktails, exclusive to Taste of Yaletown. Held at the stunning Minami Restaurant, tickets to Shake up Yaletown include a sampling of all competing cocktails and feature menu items from Minami. Tickets are $30.

 

Tickets for the Taste of Yaletown Premiere and Shake Up Yaletown can be purchased online. Taste of Yaletown runs through October 17th to the 27th with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The list of participating restaurants for Taste of Yaletown 2012 include: Provence Marinaside, Yaletown L’Antipasto, Yaletown Brewing Company, Urban Thai, Simply Thai, Raw Canvas, Chinois, Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar, Society and more. For the full list, menus, and updates visit: http://yaletowninfo.com/events/taste-of-yaletown/

Contest:

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the opening premier event AND Shake Up Yaletown. Two winners will be selected at random to receive two tickets to one of these events each. To enter, all you have to do is the following:

1. Retweet the following:

  • Win tix to #TasteYaletown opening event and Shake Up Yaletown via @cwistal http://ow.ly/ec7a1 RT to Enter!

2. Tell us your favourite meal of the day and why it’s your favourite. Please remember to either leave your twitter handle or full name in the comment so we can contact you easily.

3. Like us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/VCBuzz

Contest end October 12, 2012.

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