Canada’s biggest food and drink festival is coming to Vancouver this January … and it’s got a few surprises.
The Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns, Jan. 15-Jan. 31. Hundreds of eateries – from trendy bistros to elegant restaurants – will be serving up special three-course, prix fixe menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points. In total, more than 100,000 food fanatics are expected to descend on the city to taste drive all that Vancouver has to offer.
But epicures also have the opportunity to partake in dozens of culinary-themed events. Options range from brunch crawls and cocktail tastings to some unusual options that are a bit more off the beaten track. For culinary adventurers, here are 5 quirky, can’t-miss culinary events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
Seafood, up close and personal: The Vancouver Aquarium is the setting for Feast with the Fish, a unique meal where your dinner companions include reef sharks, seahorses and sea turtles. Enjoy a four-course meal, including Humboldt squid calamari and ling cod and salmon tacos, all set against a tropical underwater backdrop. The event also features a behind-the-scenes tour. Jan. 27; $100.