Dine Out Vancouver Festival Serves up the Tastiest Part of Winter in BC, Canada

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The 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival will run January 18 to Feburary 3 all across Vancouver, BC.  Hundreds of restaurants will participate in the event and each will offer unique three (or more) course prix-fix meals at $18, $28 or $38 per person. Many will pair their meals with British Columbia fine wines and craft beers.

Nearly 70,000 diners are expected to reserve online for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, with many more making reservations by phone or in person, so now is the time to reserve your accommodations.  Why not pair your fine dining experience with the equally fine Greater Vancouver lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns?

Dine Out Vancouver Festival Features the Finest Restaurants in Greater Vancouver, BC

239 Vancouver restaurants are scheduled to participate in the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, including Hawksworth Restaurant, the Vancouver Restaurant of the year!

Events at Dine Out Vancouver Festival Pair Food with Wine, Entertainment and More

This year’s festival events are as delicious as the courses offered by the participating restaurants and include:

PLATED & PAIRED AT THE PUBLIC MARKET

Granville Island at Night

January 18: A unique after-hours tasting of Granville Island’s finest dishes and British Columbia’s greatest wines.

SIDE DISHES

January 19, 23, 26, 30, February 2: Hawksworth Restaurant presents a culinary journey around the world.

Hawksworth Restaurant

OFF THE EATEN TRACK: Best Eats of the East Village

Vancouver East Village

January 19, 26, February 2: A culinary tour of this eclectic neighbourhood to sample from bakeries, delis, restaurants and more.

TWG “TEA-FLIGHT” SERVICE

January 19, 26: The Urban Tea Merchant offers 6 tasting menus along with guided preparation and history.

Tea

EDIBLE CANADA SPEAKER SERIES

Cooking demo by Eric Pateman

January 21 – February 1: Diverse 10-part culinary series from Eric Pateman and friends.

RAVIOLI & WINE

Ravioli

January 21: Chef Wout Schipper invites you to an evening of gourmet ravioli and fine wine.

AMUSE BOUCHE: THE TEASER

January 22: Enjoy a cocktail party featuring tapas from Pink Elephant Thai + and a local artist.

Thai House 25th Anniversary | Pink Elephant Thai

PIZZA MAKING & BEER TASTING

Flatbread Pizza

January 22, 23: Learn to make your own gourmet flatbread pizza and enjoy it with fresh craft beer.

ACT I, EAT 1: An Imaginary look at the uncompromising life of Thomas Smith

January 22: International conflict photographers are paired with dinner at Steamworks Brewing Co.

ACT I, EAT 1: Look Mummy I’m Dancing

Edible Canada, Granville Island

January 23: Edible Canada at the Market becomes the dinner theatre stage for this incredible true story of one boy’s journey to womanhood.

STREET FOOD CITY II

Street Meet Food Truck | Vancouver, BC

January 23, 24, 25, 26, 27: Street food is back and bigger than ever during midday at carts and trucks all over the city.

TEA COCKTAILS & TAPAS

January 25: The Urban Tea Merchant combines tea-based cocktails with gourmet tapas.

The Urban Tea Merchant | West Georgia Street, Vancouver

 

OFF THE EATEN TRACK: Railtown

Railtown - Vancouver

January 25, February 1: Railtown is home to artisans, designers and great food.

SECRET SUPPER SOIRÉE

Jan 25, Feb 1: Board the bus for a unique culinary tour of Vancouver dining.

Ônibus rosa em Vancouver / Pink bus at Vancouver

LA MUSIQUE: FOOD, ART & MUSIC

Bar None at Yaletown

January 25: The culinary, musical and visual arts combine at Bar None in Yaletown.

ACT I, EAT 1: Leave of Absence

January 26, February 2: Attend a stunning world premiere play about a girl at odds with her community following dinner at Siena Restaurant

EVENING WITH THE LOVERS CABARET

January 27: The Electric Owl hosts an exciting evening of food, dance and rock ‘n roll.

Electric Owl Social Club | Main Street

IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO!

Raw Canvas - Vancouver

January 28: Raw Canvas presents a tasting of the wines and cheeses of British Columbia.

HAWKSWORTH @ HOLT RENFREW

January 29: Attend a designer boutique cocktail reception followed by dinner & dessert by Hawksworth Restaurant.

Holt Renfrew

ACT I, EAT 1: Winners & Losers

January 30: Dinner theatre at Rogue Kitchen + Wetbar with Marcus Youssef and James Long playing a hilarious debate game.

ACT I, EAT 1: I, Malvolio

January 31: Dinner at Merchant’s Oyster Bar is paired with  a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at The Cultch Historic Theatre.

DINNER AT THE BIRDCAGE

January 31: The cult classic “The Birdcage” provides a unique dinner and a show experience starring celebrity Vancouver drag queens Carlotta Gurl, Coco, and Joan-E.

THE GRAPE DEBATE

BC Wine Grapes

February 1: Should British Columbia develop a signature grape varietal?

LE BON GOUT: HIGH FASHION

February 1: Fashion, food, art, and music come together at Bar None at Yaletown.

Yaletown Nights

BREAKFAST WITH THE MASTERS

February 1: Enjoy an exclusive breakfast and a private guided gallery tour of the Ian Wallace Exhibition.

More information, including a full list of restaurants (coming January 7) and more in-depth write ups of the events, Best Bite competition and other activities are available at the Dine Out Vancouver Festival website.

Choose Greater Vancouver, BC Lodging as Unique as Your Gourmet Dining Experience

Vancouver bed & breakfast inns

Our member Greater Vancouver bed & breakfast inns ensure that your lodging will pair with your Dine Out Vancouver experience.

Our Greater Vancouver Bed and Breakfast inns offer uniquely designed accommodations to pair with the fine dining and events of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival and all the events and activities in the region of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.

Enjoy many breakfast selections, comfortable guest rooms and the exclusive service & regional knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across Greater Vancouver, BC.  Take advantage of their current Vacouver lodging specials to save on your stay.

What’s Your Dine Out Vancouver Festival Expectation or Experience?

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival has been held since 2003 and has, in those 11 years, become the major winter culinary festival in western Canada.

Please share your plans for this 2013 event and memories of past Dine Out Vancouver events.

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