2013 Dine Out Vancouver – 240 participating restaurants sets a new Dine Out record
Every story starts with a reservation â€“ and as of this morning, diners can start creating their ownÂ Dine OutÂ stories and memories by booking seats at restaurants around the city.
This morning, Tourism Vancouver released the names of all restaurants taking part in the 2013Â Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Every year, the citywide celebration showcases Vancouverâ€™s explosive culinary scene to tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies â€“ and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a record-setting 240Â restaurants, dozens of specialÂ hotel offersÂ and more than 35 uniqueÂ eventsÂ taking place throughout the city. The festival runs January 18 to February 3.
Diners can fulfil their foodie fantasies by logging ontoÂ dineoutvancouver.com, where they can view the list of participating restaurants, salivate over prix fixe menus and make reservations. Menus are priced at $18, $28 and $38, and many include suggested pairings for BC VQA wine or Granville Island Brewing beer. Seats fill up fast, so consumers are encouraged to make bookings well in advance. American Express cardholders benefit from advance reservations, and have been able to make bookings since January 3. Bookings for events and hotels have been available since early December.
The 2013Â Dine Out Vancouver FestivalÂ offers a culinary experience to suit every taste, with an array of restaurants that includes many of the cityâ€™s top dining establishments, home-grown cafÃ©s and exotic eateries. In fact, part of the reasonÂ Dine OutÂ has become Canadaâ€™s largest restaurant festival is the range of venues and events that allows families, friends and colleagues to come together and bond over the shared enjoyment of a hearty meal or food-focused adventure.
“Dine Out Vancouver FestivalÂ has greatly contributed to our cityâ€™s reputation as an international culinary destination,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “This yearâ€™s menu of restaurant, event and hotel offerings will be an excellent showcase of Vancouverâ€™s diversity and vibrant character, both to visitors and residents alike. I look forward to experiencing this yearâ€™s festival firsthand!”
“Weâ€™re extremely excited about this yearâ€™sÂ Dine OutÂ theme that memories are made and stories initiated through time spent with friends and family over the most basic of pleasures â€“ food,” said Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. “Since the festival began in 2003, weâ€™ve grown from 57 restaurants to 240, and we now collaborate with the cityâ€™s top chefs, caterers, street food vendors, tour companies and other cultural establishments. Practically the entire city has come together forÂ Dine Out, and that truly demonstrates the strength of Vancouverâ€™s foodie culture.”
Photo:Â Tourism Vancouver