Although COVID-19 restrictions have posed a problem for many of the country’s favourite food and drink festivals over the past year, Canadian chefs and restaurateurs have risen to the challenge with an array of innovative adaptations and creative evolutions to ensure Canada’s culinary community continues to thrive.
The 20th annual Dine Out Vancouver festival kicks off today, and thanks to the hard work, passion, and collaboration of Vancouver’s food and beverage industry, diners will be able to support and safely explore more local eateries than ever before.
More than 330 local dining establishments will be serving up multi-course meals and a selection of special promotional offers from February 5 to March 7, all broken down and searchable on the Dine Out Vancouver website by name, neighbourhood, type of cuisine, and pricing tiers that range from $15 to $54.
“We are grateful and delighted to have a record number of restaurant partners participating in this year's Dine Out Vancouver Festival.” says Royce Chwin, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver. “Our restaurant and hospitality partners have implemented health and safety measures to ensure a comfortable experience and to protect both guests and their employees. We encourage residents to stay local and support local, so that these celebrated businesses and exceptional culinary talents are here for many years to come.”
Additionally, this year’s festival will feature an engaging assortment of virtual culinary experiences that include a virtual beer and cheese tour with Canadian Craft Tours, a dumpling-making class with Historical Chinatown Tours, a new Shift Change industry outreach seminar from Tacofino, and much more.
The Dine Out Vancouver virtual schedule along with a full list of participants can be found online. Dine Out Vancouver is also currently offering a complimentary $50 gift card to guests who book a night at a downtown Vancouver hotel.