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15 Ways to Celebrate Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s 15th Anniversary

Dine Out Vancouver Festival is
celebrating its 15th anniversary
in 2017, and that means
Vancouverites and visitors
alike can look forward to a citywide
celebration of feasting and fun with
delightful surprises sprinkled throughout.
Canada’s largest food and drink festival
takes place January 20 to February 5,
2017. Here are 15 ways you can join
the festivities as you sip and savour
your way through Vancouver’s culinary
wonderland:
1. Travelling to Dine Out from outside
Vancouver? Book a flight with festival
partner Air Canada to receive a 15
per cent discount (available from
anywhere in Canada and select U.S.
cities; see the website for details).
2. Ask Siri to remind you to book
tickets the day they’re released;
they sell out fast! Splash out on an
overnight stay (hotel bookings are
live now) and an interactive culinary
adventure (select event tickets are
available now). Preview your options
at Dineoutvancouver.com.
3. Savour the exotic during the second
edition of Dine Out’s World Chef
Exchange, featuring celebrity chefs
from London, Mexico City, New
York/Boston, San Francisco and
Galway — no passport required.
4. Give back while fuelling up at Dine
Out’s first-ever charity initiative, a
partnership between United Way’s
“Stop the Growl” program and Dine
Out’s Chef Soup Experiment that
will dish out soup to the public in
exchange for a nominal donation.
Watch for details that will be coming
soon.
5. Play Dine Out Russian Roulette: Prix
fixe menus available at $20, $30 and
$40 price points present the perfect
opportunity to try a restaurant you’ve
never experienced and be sure to
ask for expert pairings of BC VQA
wine, courtesy of the Wines of British
Columbia.
6. Hunker down for a long winter’s nap
with Big Rock Brewery’s exclusive
Dine Out beer. The English-style
ale— packed with plum and chocolate tasting notes — will
be available at select events, or you can purchase growlers
online, when buying tickets to certain events.
7. Surprise your sweetheart with a lavish Amuse-Bouche
hotel package that pairs overnight accommodation with
luxe amenities and culinary enhancements. These exclusive
packages are on sale now.
8. Food truck-hop at Street Food City, featuring an array of the
city’s best-loved street eats, is congregating at a new location;
stay tuned for details.
9. Get in the “spirit” by signing up for a cocktail masterclass led
by globally award-winning bartender Lauren Mote. Cheers
to that!
10. The holidays are fast approaching, and a Dine Out culinary
experience or hotel stay makes for a standout gift. Tweet or
’gram how you’ll give the gift of Dine Out using hashtags
#DOVF and #MyDineOutStory, and you could win a
restaurant gift card.
11. Ride the buzz with a Vancouver Coffee Tour, taking place
over three days and showcasing the best of the city’s
underground coffee culture. A separate tour delves into the
city’s best coffee and beer, for a double whammy pick-me-up.
12. Fall in foodie love with the city’s distinct neighbourhoods
on culinary jaunts that visit the best of Railtown, Granville
Island, Main Street, Kitsilano, Commercial Drive and
Gastown.
13. Dine with the fishes at the Vancouver Aquarium’s brand-new
Pop-Up Bistro.
14. Reacquaint yourself with longstanding Dine Out events, like
Secret Supper Soiree and The Grape Debate; after all, you
can’t beat the classics.
15. Save room for dessert! End your meal on a sweet note by
indulging in a treat or three. Happy Birthday, Dine Out!