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Canada’s biggest restaurant fest is just around the corner. The Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns Jan. 17-Feb. 2 for 17 straight days of bargain eating at the city’s best restaurants. Hundreds of eateries around the city will be offering discounted three-course, prix fixe menus at $18, $28 and $38 price points.
The official list of restaurants and their special menus won’t be disclosed until Jan. 6 (or Jan. 3 if you’re an American Express cardholder). In the meantime, a lineup of dozens of special food-themed events has been announced to whet diners’ appetites. Options range from guided foodie tours of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods to gala dinners and culinary seminars.
Here are five can’t-miss events at the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
East Van Craft Brew and Culinary Tour: East Vancouver is home to some of the city’s best new craft breweries. This unique tour takes visitors inside two of them to learn about the brewing process and – more importantly – sample some suds. Then, groups hit the gritty streets of East Van in search of some beer-friendly fare, including locally made sausages, traditional Roman pizza and even stout-infused cake. January 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Feb 1; 3pm, 3 hours. $65
Food-tography: A Culinary Photography Tour: Let’s face it: We all take pictures of our food and most of them are . . . well, not very appetizing. Learn how the pros take those mouthwatering food porn shots on this unique tour of Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood. Groups stop in four local eateries to sip and sample the delicacies. Meanwhile, seasoned photographers offer instruction on how to capture memorable food moments. January 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31; Tues & Wed: 3.30pm, 2.5 hours; Thurs & Fri: 1:30pm, 2.5 hours. $65.
Hungry? Top 5 Dine Out Vancouver 2014 Events