Dine Out Vancouver 2014, Canada’s largest restaurant festival, produced by Tourism Vancouver, and presented by American Express dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city. Choose from hundreds of restaurants, a 17 day calendar of culinary events and dozens of hotel options to create your own delicious dining experiences.
Preparing local ingredients with passion and fresh direction is the focus at this Burnaby restaurant, named for its desire to offer Experiences Beyond the Ordinary.
B.C. ingredients, such as Surrey vegetables and Vancouver Island goat’s cheese, form the basis of their menu of Canadian cuisine with a modern edge. Its Dine Out Vancouver menu includes wild mushroom soup, baked sablefish with black pepper glaze and XO fried rice and a Granny Smith apple compote.
E.B.O. Restaurant & Lounge $28 Menu
4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby. 604-453-0788
Based at the culinary wonderland that is the Granville Island Public Market, the Edible Canada bistro is one element of a multi-faceted tourism business aimed at promoting the best B.C. and Canadian fare.
The restaurant calls it “sightseeing for your tastebuds,” an apt description of the patriotic menu created with a farm-to-table philosophy. Edible Canada’s Dine Out Vancouver Menu includes celeriac and apple soup, “head-to-tail” lamb and barley stew, and a bacon ice cream sundae.
Edible Canada $28 Menu
1596 Johnston Street Johnston Street, Granville Island. 604-682-6681
Tended by chef Chris Whittaker, forage offers an innovative menu with a focus on sustainability.The restaurant uses locally-sourced products and unique ingredients to create carefully crafted and adventurous flavour pairings with a conscience.
Its Dine Out Vancouver Menu includes an award-winning seafood chowder with smoked chicharon, roasted Gelderman Farm pork belly with crackling and crumb-crusted maple rye “French toast.”
Forage $28 Menu
1300 Robson Street, Vancouver. 604-661-1400
Dishing up authentic Thai in a modern setting, Maenam has a diverse menu of spicy salads, braised meats, curries and refreshing cocktails to temper that heat. Based in Kitsilano, the restaurant encourages diners to share dishes combining hot, sour, sweet and salty flavours designed to complement each other.
Its Dine Out Vancouver menu includes steamed mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil, a southern-style turmeric seafood curry, and Thai iced tea panacotta.
Maenam $28 Menu
1938 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano. 604-730-5579
Seafood comes with a view at this vast, Granville Island restaurant overlooking False Creek and the city skyline. The ocean fare comes served fresh in chilled platters or prepared in an assortment of entrees including stir-fries, hot pots, pizzas and burgers.
The Sandbar’s Dine Out Vancouver menu includes arancini with marinara sauce, Ciopino fish stew in a fennel tomato broth, and peanut butter cheesecake with chocolate sauce.
The Sandbar $28 Menu
1535 Johnston Street, Granville Island. 604-669-9030