It's Back! Dine Out Vancouver 2011

Vancouver, dine out vancouverThere’s no better way to explore Vancouver and its incredible food scene than at Dine Out Vancouver – the largest dining event of its kind in Canada, back for its ninth year with more restaurants and more food events than ever before. From January 24th to February 6th, 213 restaurants (a new record!) across metro Vancouver will offer delicious three-course prix fixe menus at set price points of either $18, $28 or $38, giving diners a chance to “taste drive” top restaurants and enjoy exceptional value at eateries across the city.

All menus come with suggested BC VQA wine pairings, available at an additional cost, thanks to the British Columbia Wine Institute. Participating restaurants, their menus and booking details were released last week – enthusiastic eaters are now making reservations online – if Dine Out Vancouver is anything like Dine Out Calgary, you’ll want to book early, as reservations at many restaurants are snapped up quickly.

If you don’t live in the Vancouver area but were thinking of visiting (a trip I highly recommend if you haven’t been), Dine Out Vancouver 2011 has hotel offers as well – a new addition to the program, you can stay for $68, $98 or $138 between Jan. 24th and Feb. 6th. With 29 Metro Vancouver hotels participating, these fantastic deals turn Dine Out Vancouver into a delicious foodie vacation. The list of hotels, along with booking details, is available at tourismvancouver.com/dov.

Besides the restaurants and hotels (check out the incredible lineup below), there are some amazing, unique food events taking place in and around Vancouver:

The Inside Taste: A Sustainable Plate and Pairing Challenge
January 20, Vancouver Aquarium, tickets $68
Gather your friends and kick off Dine Out Vancouver at this fun, food-filled night at the Vancouver Aquarium in support of Ocean Wise. Eight top Vancouver chefs will serve up a sustainable dish, paired with BC VQA wine. By eating and drinking, you’ll help judge the winning chef at this tasty event.

• Dine Academy
Dirty Apron Cooking School, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Quince (prices and dates vary)
Here’s your chance to learn to cook like a pro! During Dine Out Vancouver, take advantage of great discounts and special offers from some of the city’s top cooking schools. Starting at just $30, Dine Academy offers a range of finger-licking experiences and educational tours at great value.

• Secret Supper Soirée
January 14, 15, 28, 29 and February 4 and 5, $119
Presented by Swallow Tail Canada, the Secret Supper Soirée is a four-hour odyssey of wining and dining that includes six courses, four libations and three secret locations. Aboard a Vancouver Trolley, you’ll be whisked to a series of unexpected locations to enjoy BC-focused cocktails, wine, and tasting plates.

• Act I, Eat 1
January 27, 28 and February 4 (prices vary)
Enjoy one of three unique dinner-theatre pairings in the company of newfound friends at Dine Out Vancouver’s Act I, Eat 1. The Arts Club Theatre Company and the Push International Performing Arts Festival team up with Cru Restaurant, Red Door Pan Asian Grill, and The Irish Heather Gastropub to offer three evenings of dining and drama. Enjoy a three-course meal followed by a performance of The Arts Club’s darkly comedic play August: Osage County, or the Push Festival’s screening of Bonanza at SFU Woodwards.

• Dinner in the Dark
February 5, Culinary Capers Kitchen, $150
Culinary Capers and Laughing Stock Vineyard present a sensory dining experience like no other you will be blindfolded! At a communal table in the Culinary Capers’ demonstration kitchen, Chef Jonathan Chovancek will serve a tantalizing eight-course mystery dinner paired with wines from Laughing Stock. Through your heightened sense of smell, taste and touch will you experience the full spectrum of this culinary event.

• Brasserie Mystère
February 10, secret location, free (limited availability)
Kronenboug 1664 presents Brasserie Mystère – an exclusive dining experience prepared by a renowned chef, in a secret location, featuring an exceptional meal paired and enjoyed with Kronenbourg 1664. Discover a dining experience as exclusive as the beer. Kronenbourg 1664 is a proud supporting sponsor of Dine Out Vancouver 2011. Continue checking tourismvancouver.com/dov to find out how to get on the guest list to this exclusive event.

Participating Restaurants for Dine Out Vancouver 2011

$18 Category
Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant
Au Petit Chavignol
Beachside Forno
Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Blarney Stone
Ceilis Irish Pub and Restaurant
Charles Bar (The)
Cheshire Cheese (The)
Chilli House Thai Bistro
Chutney Villa
Darby’s Pub
Doolin’s Irish Pub
Fogg n’ Suds
Hidden Social Bar and Tasting Lounge
Irish Heather Gastropub
Kerkis Greek Taverna
Las Margaritas
Mahony & Sons Public House
Migz BBQ on Broadway
Mill Marine Bistro & Bar (The)
Old Spaghetti Factory (The) – Gastown
Pier 73
Pivo Public House
Red Door Pan Asian Grill – Granville
Reef Restaurant on Main (The)
Reef Restauraunt On The Drive (The)
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co
Sanafir Restaurant & Lounge
Society Dining Lounge
Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant
Thai House Restaurant
Thai Spice
Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Urban Thai Bistro
Westward Ho! Public House & Grill Room at the University Golf Club
Wild Rice
Yagger’s Downtown Restaurant & Sports Bar

$28 Category
Abigail’s Party
Al Porto Ristorante
American Grille Restaurant
Apron (The)
Aqua Riva
Arms Reach Bistro
Azia
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine in Kitsilano
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Broadway
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Denman
Baru Latino
Beyond restaurant & lounge
Bistro Pastis
Boathouse English Bay
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
Boathouse Kitslano
Boathouse New Westminster
Boathouse Port Moody
Boathouse Richmond
Boathouse Whiterock
Brasserie Bistro (The)
Cafe One
Campagnolo Restaurant
Cardero’s Restaurant
Carmichael’s
Carthage Cafe
Central Bistro
Charm Modern Thai and Bar
Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano & Piano Bar
Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant & Lounge
Cobre
Copper Chimney
Cork & Fin Restaurant
Coza! Tuscan Grill
Culinaria Restaurant
Dockside Restaurant
EBO Restaurant in the Delta Burnaby
Edge Social Grille & Lounge (The)
Fishworks
Fleuri Restaurant
Flying Tiger (The)
Fortune House Seafood Restaurant
Fresh Restaurant and Lounge
Gramercy Grill
Griffins at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Gusto di Quattro
Hamilton Street Grill
Hapa Izakaya Kitsilano
Harold’s
Horizons on Burnaby Mountain
Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Inlets Bistro & Lounge
Italian Kitchen
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Abbotsford
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Burnaby
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Coquitlam
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Granville Island
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Guildford
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Langley
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Maple Ridge
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Morgan Creek
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – New Westminster
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Park Royal
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Richmond South
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Scott Road
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Thurlow
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) – Yaletown
Kingston Taphouse & Grille
La Vallee
Le Bistro Chez Michel
Lobby Restaurant (The)
Maenam
Manhattan at Delta Vancouver Suites
Marmalade Kitchen & Bar
Maurya Indian Cuisine
Medley’s Restaurant
Milestones Grill + Bar – English Bay
Milestones Grill + Bar – Kitsilano
Milestones Grill + Bar – Park Royal
Milestones Grill + Bar – Robson
Milestones Grill + Bar – Yaletown
Mistral Bistro
Monk McQueens Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
Mosaic Bar & Grille
Mythos Taverna
Northlands Bar and Grill
Nyala African Cuisine
Octopus’ Garden
O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar
One Hundred Days
ORU
Osteria Napoli
Ouisi Bistro
Point Restaurant & Tapas (The)
Pourhouse Restaurant
Prestons
Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery
Refinery market.style.eatery (The)
Reflect social dining + lounge
Refuel Restaurant & Bar
Regional tasting lounge (r.tl)
Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar
Salam Bombay
Salathai Restaurant on Burrard
Salmon House (The)
Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro
Salt Tasting Room
Saltaire Restaurant
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant (The)
Seasons in the Park Restaurant
Section (3)
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill
Shaughnessy Restaurant
Show Case Restaurant
SIP resto-lounge
Smoking Dog Bistro (The)
Steamworks Brewing Company
Teahouse Restaurant (The)
Timbre Restaurant
Tomato Fresh Food Cafe
Trafalgars Bistro
Water St. Café (The)
Yokohama Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant
Zakkushi Dining on Main

$38 Category
Bacchus Resturant & Lounge
Bistro Sakana
Bridges Restaurant
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
C Restaurant
Carvers Steakhouse and Lounge
Chambar
CinCin Ristorante
Coast Restaurant
Cru
DB Bistro Moderne
DinnerCruises.com
Diva at the Met
Divino
Don Francesco Ristorante
Federico’s Supper Club
Fish House in Stanley Park (The)
Five Sails Restaurant
Fraîche Restaurant
Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay
Goldfish Pacific Kitchen
Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant
Hart House
Hermitage
Herons Restaurant
IL Giardino Restaurant
Il Nido
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Kitsilano Daily Kitchen
La Terrazza Restaurant
L’Abattoir Restaurant
Le Bistro De Paris
Le Gavroche
Lift Bar Grill View
MARKET by Jean-Georges
Miku Restaurant
Nu Restaurant + Lounge
Observatory (The)
P2B Bistro & Bar
Players Chophouse Restaurant & Lounge
Poor Italian Ristorante
Provence Marinaside
Provence Mediterranean Grill
Q4 al Centro
Q4 ristorante
Raincity Grill
Stonegrill
Tavola
Tramonto
Via Veneto Ristorante Italiano
West Restaurant + Bar
YEW restaurant + bar
Zen Japanese Restaurant

Participating Hotels for Dine Out Vancouver 2011
*$68, $98 and $138 prices are for a one night-stay, based on double occupancy, exclusive of tax.

$68 Category
Comfort Inn Downtown
Quality Hotel Downtown – The Inn at False Creek
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre
Happy Day Inn
North Vancouver Hotel
Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver
$98 Category
Best Western Downtown Vancouver
The Empire Landmark Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
The Listel Hotel
Sandman Suites on Davie
Best Western Chateau Granville
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Delta Vancouver Airport
Sutton Place Hotel
Georgian Court Hotel
Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
Inn at the Quay
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Sunset Inn & Suites
Vancouver Airport Marriott
Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
Granville Island Hotel
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

$138 Category
Delta Vancouver Suites
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
The Westin Grand Vancouver
Coast Coal Harbour
Holiday Inn North Vancouver
Time Square Suites
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

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