Dine Out Vancouver at The Newly Launched Victor at Parq Vancouver

The Victor Porterhouse; Photo Credit: Bill Milne

Dine Out Vancouver (DOV), my favourite eating festival of the year, launches tomorrow, running until February 4, 2018.

This year, over 300 restaurants are taking part, offering sumptuous prix-fixe menus (ranging from $20 to $40). There are also a ton of different food and drink-themed events to get excited about, like the Hidden Gem Dim Sum Tour, Olympic Village Food Tour, and Spirited Masterclass – Bitters 101. The sooner you book though, the better, since many events and restaurants are getting close to capacity.

I got the chance recently to preview the DOV menu at the newly launched Victor in Parq Vancouver. It’s well worth making a reservation for before DOV comes to a close.

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Dine Out Vancouver at The Newly Launched Victor at Parq Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: January 18, 2018

Get ready for a decadent weekend of food, chocolate, multi-media performing arts, music and cabaret! With the PuSH festival, the Opera and Dine Out Vancouver all on at the same time, you can go try a new 3-course meal and see a unique show every single night for the rest of the month.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: January 18, 2018

Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Week-long daytime event presents food truck fare during Dine Out Vancouver

The seventh annual Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s cheap n’ cheerful ‘food truck pod’ takes place January 22 – 28, from 11am – 3pm weekdays and 11am – 5pm weekends, at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newly renovated plaza.

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Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

5 Events to Get Excited About for Dine Out Vancouver 2018

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar; BC VQA Wine Brunch

After the flurry and good cheer of the holidays, sometimes I experience a bit of deflation once I enter the New Year. Fortunately, Dine Out Vancouver is the solution to my January doldrums, with a plethora of delicious and affordable prix-fixe menus, as well as inventive food-related events.

While the restaurant names and their menus will be released January 11, 2018 (January 8, 2018 for Aeroplan members), tickets for the many events are currently available (and selling out quickly). Here are 5 events to particularly look forward to and book this year:

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5 Events to Get Excited About for Dine Out Vancouver 2018

Enjoy 2018 Dine Out Vancouver with special room rates and dine-and-stay packages

Street Food City, a festival of local street food carts, returns for 2018 Dine Out Vancouver. Amber Sessions photo.

A full 17-day schedule of events that provide festivalgoers with unique culinary experiences. Guided dining adventures, brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, BC VQA wine and craft beer tastings, street food markets and more are among the events at the 16th annual edition, Jan. 19-Feb. 4 2018.

For those visiting from out-of-town, or who just want to get away from the kids for a night or two, Dine Out Vancouver is also sponsoring special hotel packages. Exclusive hotel rates and Dine & Stay packages give you the option to customize and complete your Vancouver culinary getaway. (Find out more at dineoutvancouver.com/hotels/special-room-rates and dineoutvancouver.com/hotels/dine-and-stay-packages/.)

The Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival features hundreds of restaurants each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (not including tax, gratuity and beverages). This is an opportunity to choose from almost 300 of the city’s restaurants, from fine dining to family-friendly and everything in between. The list of participating restaurants and menus will be made available to Aeroplan members on Jan. 8, 2018, and Jan. 11 to the general public. (Get a jumpstart on securing a table through advance reservations by signing up for Aeroplan now). Meanwhile, many of the events have already been announced. Here are a few.

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Enjoy 2018 Dine Out Vancouver with special room rates and dine-and-stay packages

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

Photo: Tourism Vancouver

As a family of five, dining out usually means an early dinner at one of our local go-to kid-friendly dinner spots. We rarely stray from our standbys, because we never know if a new restaurant will have a suitable setting and the necessary supplies to host under-12 guests.

Each year, when the Dine Out Vancouver Festival list of participating restaurants is released, I browse longingly through the lineup, wishing I could enjoy some of the delectable dishes that are featured. I had always assumed that the festival was focused on an adults-only audience – until this year, when I recognized some familiar family-friendly food destinations. Here are 5 places where families can comfortably enjoy the ‘Dine Out’ experience with kids in tow.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

Art, Eat and Sip: A Delicious Self-Guided Tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

The highly anticipated 15th annual Dine Out Vancouver launches tomorrow (cue the trumpets)! If you don’t already have restaurant reservations lined up, don’t despair. There is still plenty of availability to choose from among the 284 restaurants participating with prix fixe menus ($20, $30, $40).

As well, the over 100 food experience events are also promising to be a culinary blast! One I’m particularly looking forward to combines three of my favourite things: art, food and drink, and Granville Island.

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Art, Eat and Sip: A Delicious Self-Guided Tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island