Local Chefs Swarm Granville Island for Dine Out Photo Shoot

The sun-washed public courtyard on Granville Island gleamed with a sea of white as more than 50 of Vancouver’s top chefs congregated in aprons and toques to celebrate the launch of the 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Amid a buzz of excited chatter and laughter, Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer and Tourism Vancouver’s past Board Chair Bob Lindsay cut a “ribbon” made of Oyama sausages while chefs gathered in the background and local media vied for the best vantage point from which to take shots of the scene. The Chefs Photo Opp hasn’t been staged in years, but its resurrection is a public relations dream – after all, where else can you see Chef Ned Bell (Yew at the Four Seasons), Chef Darren Brown (Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim) and Chef Jason Labahn (Black+Blue) posing with a giant spoon and fork?

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Local Chefs Swarm Granville Island for Dine Out Photo Shoot

Hungry? Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013 Preview

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Is it too early to start talking about Dine Out Vancouver?  The yearly restaurant fest, which offers deeply discounted menus at the city’s best restaurants and attracts tens of thousands of foodies, gourmands and gluttons, is set to hit Vancouver Jan. 18 – Feb. 3.

Each year Dine Out Vancuver seems to get bigger and bigger – more restaurants, more tasting tours and cooking classes, more ways to stuff your face in style – and this year appears to be no exception.

According to organizers at Tourism Vancouver, 230 restaurants are lined up for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013.  They’ll all feature the same three-course, prix fixe menus we’ve come to expect, at $18, $28 and $38 price points.  BC wine pairings for each course are available at an extra cost.

While participating restaurants haven’t been revealed yet (that happens when online reservations open on Jan. 7), some details have been leaked about new Dine Out-themed events.   Continue reading:
Hungry? Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013 Preview