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DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2011™ RESTAURANTS REVEALED, RESERVATIONS OPEN

The list of 215 restaurants dishing up $18, $28 and $38 menus for Dine Out Vancouver 2011 was officially released today by Tourism Vancouver, kicking off reservations for the two-week dining festival that runs from Monday, January 24 to Sunday, February 6.

Consumers can now view the list of participating restaurants at tourismvancouver.com/dov, along with their three-course dinner menus and suggested BC VQA wine pairings. Reservations for all restaurants are open and many are directly bookable through Tourism Vancouver’s website.

Reservations for Dine Out Vancouver events and hotel offers have been open since December. With just two-and-a-half weeks remaining before the start of Dine Out Vancouver 2011, consumers are advised to book now to avoid missing out on their top choices.

Tourism Vancouver’s Lucas Pavan, who is responsible for coordinating Dine Out Vancouver, says that interest in the promotion is already high. “Dine Out Vancouver [#DineOut] was trending at number five nationally on Twitter yesterday during our “sneak peek” menu release to Twitter followers,” said Pavan. “I expect interest will grow further with today’s official launch. We also suspect that locals will take advantage of the $68, $98, and $138 hotel stays so that they can enjoy a bottle of wine during their meal without having to worry about getting home that night .”

Now in its ninth year, Dine Out Vancouver has grown from just 57 restaurants in 2003, to the largest dining event of its kind in Canada. This year a record 215 restaurants are involved, along with 33 hotels, three cooking schools (Dirty Apron Cooking School, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and Quince), one catering company (Culinary Capers) as well as the Arts Club Theatre Company, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver Aquarium, Swallow Tail Tours, and Kronenbourg 1664.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson commented: "Vancouver is consistently named one of the top dining cities in the world and Dine Out Vancouver certainly contributes to our city’s food culture and reputation. The City of Vancouver is a strong supporter of Dine Out Vancouver and we hope to see it continue to grow and thrive in the years ahead."

About Dine Out Vancouver
Presented by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver is an annual dining festival and celebration of food and British Columbia wine. At its core, Dine Out Vancouver 2011 offers three-course, prix fixe menus at $18, $28 and $38 price points (exclusive of taxes, alcohol and gratuity) at 215 restaurants across Metro Vancouver. Many menus come with suggested BC VQA wine pairings (available at an additional cost), facilitated by the BC Wine Institute. In addition, Dine Out Vancouver 2011 offers over a dozen food-themed events and activities including culinary tours, cooking lessons, dinner-theatre evenings, and special dining events. Consumers can vote for their favourite Dine Out Vancouver experiences in the Best Bite Awards* and one lucky diner will win the Dine Out for a Year Contest** granting them 52 restaurant gift certificates worth $3,900 in value. Dine Out Vancouver 2011 runs from Monday, January 24 to Sunday, February 6. Full information is available at tourismvancouver.com/dov.

Tourism Vancouver is grateful to the Dine Out Vancouver sponsors who make this event possible: British Columbia Wine Institute, Kronenbourg 1664, KVOS Television, Metro News, Where magazine, Vancouver magazine, and Tourism Vancouver Television.

Participating Restaurants for Dine Out Vancouver 2011


$18 Category
Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant
Au Petit Chavignol
Beachside Forno
Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Blarney Stone
Ceilis Irish Pub and Restaurant
Charles Bar (The)
Cheshire Cheese (The)
Chilli House Thai Bistro
Chutney Villa
Darby's Pub
Doolin's Irish Pub
Fogg n' Suds
Hidden Social Bar and Tasting Lounge
Irish Heather Gastropub
Kerkis Greek Taverna
Las Margaritas
Mahony & Sons Public House
Migz BBQ on Broadway
Mill Marine Bistro & Bar (The)
Old Spaghetti Factory (The) - Gastown
Pier 73
Pivo Public House
Red Door Pan Asian Grill - Granville
Reef Restaurant on Main (The)
Reef Restauraunt On The Drive (The)
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co
Sanafir Restaurant & Lounge
Society Dining Lounge
Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant
Thai House Restaurant
Thai Spice
Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Urban Thai Bistro
Westward Ho! Public House & Grill Room at the University Golf Club
Wild Rice
Yagger's Downtown Restaurant & Sports Bar 
 
$28 Category 
Abigail's Party
Al Porto Ristorante
American Grille Restaurant
Apron (The)
Aqua Riva
Arms Reach Bistro
Azia
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine in Kitsilano
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Broadway
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Denman
Baru Latino
Beyond restaurant & lounge
Bistro Pastis
Boathouse English Bay
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
Boathouse Kitslano
Boathouse New Westminster
Boathouse Port Moody
Boathouse Richmond
Boathouse Whiterock
Brasserie Bistro (The)
Cafe One
Campagnolo Restaurant
Cardero's Restaurant
Carmichael's
Carthage Cafe
Central Bistro
Charm Modern Thai and Bar
Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano & Piano Bar
Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant & Lounge
Cobre
Copper Chimney
Cork & Fin Restaurant
Coza! Tuscan Grill
Culinaria Restaurant
Dockside Restaurant
EBO Restaurant in the Delta Burnaby
Edge Social Grille & Lounge (The)
Fishworks
Fleuri Restaurant
Flying Tiger (The)
Fortune House Seafood Restaurant
Fresh Restaurant and Lounge
Gramercy Grill
Griffins at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Gusto di Quattro
Hamilton Street Grill
Hapa Izakaya Kitsilano
Harold's
Horizons on Burnaby Mountain
Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Inlets Bistro & Lounge
Italian Kitchen
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Abbotsford
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Burnaby
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Coquitlam
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Granville Island
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Guildford
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Langley
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Maple Ridge
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Morgan Creek
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - New Westminster
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Park Royal
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Richmond South
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Scott Road
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Thurlow
Keg Steakhouse & Bar (The) - Yaletown
Kingston Taphouse & Grille
La Vallee
Le Bistro Chez Michel
Lobby Restaurant (The)
Maenam
Manhattan at Delta Vancouver Suites
Marmalade Kitchen & Bar
Maurya Indian Cuisine
Medley's Restaurant
Milestones Grill + Bar - English Bay
Milestones Grill + Bar - Kitsilano
Milestones Grill + Bar - Park Royal
Milestones Grill + Bar - Robson
Milestones Grill + Bar - Yaletown
Mistral Bistro
Monk McQueens Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
Mosaic Bar & Grille
Mythos Taverna
Northlands Bar and Grill
Nyala African Cuisine
Octopus' Garden
O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar
One Hundred Days
ORU
Osteria Napoli
Ouisi Bistro
Point Restaurant & Tapas (The)
Pourhouse Restaurant
Prestons
Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery
Refinery market.style.eatery (The)
Reflect social dining + lounge
Refuel Restaurant & Bar
Regional tasting lounge (r.tl)
Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar
Salam Bombay
Salathai Restaurant on Burrard
Salmon House (The)
Salmon n' Bannock Bistro
Salt Tasting Room
Saltaire Restaurant
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant (The)
Seasons in the Park Restaurant
Section (3)
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill
Shaughnessy Restaurant
Show Case Restaurant
SIP resto-lounge
Smoking Dog Bistro (The)
Steamworks Brewing Company
Teahouse Restaurant (The)
Timbre Restaurant
Tomato Fresh Food Cafe
Trafalgars Bistro
Water St. Café (The)
Yokohama Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant
Zakkushi Dining on Main
 
$38 Category
Bacchus Resturant & Lounge
Bistro Sakana
Bridges Restaurant
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
C Restaurant
Carvers Steakhouse and Lounge
Chambar
CinCin Ristorante
Coast Restaurant
Cru
DB Bistro Moderne
DinnerCruises.com
Diva at the Met
Divino
Don Francesco Ristorante
Federico's Supper Club
Fish House in Stanley Park (The)
Five Sails Restaurant
Fraîche Restaurant
Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay
Goldfish Pacific Kitchen
Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant
Hart House
Hermitage
Herons Restaurant
IL Giardino Restaurant
Il Nido
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Kitsilano Daily Kitchen
La Terrazza Restaurant
L'Abattoir Restaurant
Le Bistro De Paris
Le Gavroche
Lift Bar Grill View
MARKET by Jean-Georges
Miku Restaurant
Nu Restaurant + Lounge
Observatory (The)
P2B Bistro & Bar
Players Chophouse Restaurant & Lounge
Poor Italian Ristorante
Provence Marinaside
Provence Mediterranean Grill
Q4 al Centro
Q4 ristorante
Raincity Grill
Stonegrill
Tavola
Tramonto
Via Veneto Ristorante Italiano
West Restaurant + Bar
YEW restaurant + bar
Zen Japanese Restaurant
 

* Full Best Bite rules, regulations and prize details will be available online at tourismvancouver.com. 
** No purchase necessary. Contest commences January 24, 2011 at 12:01 (“PST”) and closes on February 6, 2011 at 11:59 (“PST”). Contest open only to residents of British Columbia who are at least 19 years of age. Enter online at tourismvancouver.com. Limit of one entry per person per day. Some restrictions apply. Arithmetical skill testing question required. One grand prize of 52 gift certificates worth $3,900.00 CDN for use at participating Dine Out for a Year Contest restaurants. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received. Full contest rules will be made available at tourismvancouver.com.