Want to chow down on pulled pork with Canada’s Top Chef, dine on dim sum at Vancouver’s finest Chinese restaurant and savor North America’s top-ranked gelato – all in the same afternoon? Then we’ve got the tour for you.
The newest in a wave of food-themed tours sweeping Vancouver, the Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour ($69) is clearly designed with big – and adventurous – eaters in mind. Over the course of three hours, your intrepid guide will lead you on a culinary whirlwind adventure where you’ll enjoy 12 different tastings and get the inside scoop from five of the city’s leading chefs and foodies.
The snacking starts at Kirin Mandarin Restaurant, whose high-end dim sum has been recognized as the city’s best for six years running. From there, stroll along glitzy Alberni Street – Vancouver’s “mini Rodeo Drive” – to a boutique wine shop, where local vintages will be paired with gourmet nibbles.
Save room, because the next stop is celebrity chef Dale MacKay’s new gastropub. Hear stories from Mr. Top Chef Canada himself while digging into his hearty pulled pork paired with a craft brew.
Next, switch culinary continents with a visit to one of the city’s newer Japanese-style pubs, ShuRaku Sake Bar. Stuff yourself with deep-fried agedashi tofu and wild sockeye salmon tartar, paired with locally made sake.
Top off your Vancouver food crawl with one last guilty pleasure: a scoop of gelato or sorbetto at an Old World gelateria dedicated to sourcing the best ingredients from around the globe.
Hungry yet? To find out more or sign up, visit the Vancouver Foodie Tours website.
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