One way to spark up a winter trip is participating in a foodie fest. If you’re heading to British Columbia next month, consider Dine Out Vancouver.
The full list of participating restaurants and their menus will be released to the public on January 6, 2014, for the event, set for January 17 through February 2, 2014.
This year’s menu of festival events includes:
• Soup Project (Untitled). At Dine Out’s kickoff event, 50 of Vancouver’s top chefs will each toss an ingredient into a boiling pot – and the entire city is invited to taste the result.
• Six Course Discourse. Curated and emceed by popular local blogger Follow Me Foodie, this discussion features six Vancouver chefs – including Vikram Vij, Hamid Samilian and John Bishop – chewing the fat about all things culinary. Reception and wine tasting included.
• Film Feast: Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Grab your gourmet popcorn and journey to Japan during the Shangri-La’s exclusive screening of this foodie film classic in the hotel’s private 36-seat theater – then settle in for a Jiro-inspired four-course feast at MARKET by Jean-Georges.
• The Snowshoe Fondue. There’s nothing cheesy about this cozy snowshoe and fromage-focused fondue at Grouse Mountain.
• Plated & Paired at the Public Market. A rare, after-hours opportunity to taste the best of Granville Island paired with BC VQA wines.
• Street Food City III. Third time’s the charm for this lunchtime assembly of Vancouver’s diverse collection of food carts, which will congregate at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.
Hotels taking part in the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival feature rooms priced at $78, $108 and $138 (per room, per night), and many have also developed culinary packages that include three-course dinners, accommodations and amenities such as valet parking and late check-out. Dine Out room bookings are available for stays taking place January 17 through February 2, 2014. and can be booked through Dine Out Vancouver.
Presented by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a 17-day city-wide celebration of eating out. Now in its 12th year, Canada’s largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person) and many with suggested BC VQA pairings (available at an additional cost).