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RESOLUTIONS CAN WAIT: DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2012™ RESTAURANTS NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS

Vancouver, BC (January 9, 2012): After weeks of anticipation, the day has finally arrived: as of this morning, all restaurants participating in Tourism Vancouver's 2012 Dine Out Vancouver Festival have been named and their menus revealed.

Dine Out's annual celebration of Vancouver's diverse dining scene commemorates its 10th anniversary this year with prix fixe menus from a record-setting 231 restaurants, along with special hotel offers and more than 70 culinary-focused events, tours and activities offered daily around the city. The festival runs January 20 to February 5.

Diners can view the full list of participating restaurants at http://www.tourismvancouver.com/dine/dine-out-vancouver-2012/. Menus are priced at $18, $28 and $38 and many provide suggested pairings for BC VQA wine and Kronenbourg beer. All restaurants are now accepting reservations and most can be booked directly through Tourism Vancouver's website. With less than two weeks remaining before Dine Out begins, consumers are advised to book promptly to avoid missing out on their top picks.

Throughout the last 10 years, Dine Out Vancouver has grown from a local event involving 57 restaurants to the largest restaurant festival in Canada. In addition to some of the city's top dining establishments, this year's Dine Out participants include 40 hotels, the Vancouver Street Food Association, three food tour companies (Edible Canada, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and Vancouver Food Tour), Culinary Capers Catering Kitchen, Quince Handcrafted Cuisine, the Arts Club Theatre Company, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Swallow Tail Tours, Legacy Liquor Store and the Granville Island Public Market. Dine Out is sponsored by American Express, and festival partners include Kronenbourg 1664 and the BC Wine Institute.  

"Vancouver is an internationally renowned destination for foodies, and our vibrant restaurant scene draws people from across the local region," said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.  "I'm proud that Dine Out Vancouver will be showcasing the best of what we have to offer for the 10th straight year and look forward to welcoming even more restaurant patrons and food aficionados in the years to come."

"We're celebrating a decade of Dine Out with the most exciting and inventive menus I've seen yet," said Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. "Many events are already close to selling out, and with today's official launch I expect that bookings for restaurants and hotel packages will follow suit. In what's typically considered a slow season for the restaurant business, our local eateries, food tour companies and street food vendors will be busier than ever."

About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
Presented by Tourism Vancouver and premier sponsor American Express, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a city-wide celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies to Vancouver's exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants for 17 days. Celebrating its 10th year in 2012, Canada's largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person). Many menus feature suggested BC VQA wine or Kronenbourg 1664 beer pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out Vancouver also offers special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events and activities, including culinary tours, cooking lessons, dinner-theatre evenings and special dining experiences. Throughout the festival, diners can take part in the Best Bite Awards by voting for their favourite festival experiences and be automatically entered to win the Dine Out for a Year contest. Dine Out Vancouver 2012 runs from January 20 to February 5. Full festival information is available at http://www.tourismvancouver.com/dine/dine-out-vancouver-2012/

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High resolution Dine Out Vancouver logo, images and b-roll available.

Click here to see the Dine Out Vancouver 2012 Fact Sheet.

Media contact:

Amber Sessions
Manager, Travel & Trade Media Relations
Tourism Vancouver
Ph: 604.631.2870
Email: asessions@tourismvancouver.com

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Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Vancouver 2012
 
$18 Category

Beachside Forno
Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Bitter Tasting Room
Blarney Stone
Ceilis Irish Pub - Downtown
Ceilis Irish Pub - Kitsilano
Charles Bar, The
Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar, The
Darby's Pub
Doolin's Irish Pub
Dunn's Famous Montreal Smoked Meat Restaurant
  & Delicatessan
Hell's Kitchen Restaurant
Hyde Restaurant
Irish Heather Gastropub
Judas Goat Taberna
Kerkis Greek Taverna
Kingston Taphouse & Grille
Las Margaritas
Lickerish Restaurant & Lounge
Luke's Corner Bar & Kitchen
Mad Greek Restaurant
Mahoney & Sons - Burrard Landing
Mahoney & Sons - UBC
Marias Taverna - 4th Ave.
Marias Taverna - Denman
Mill Marine Bistro & Bar, The
Nu Greek
Old Spaghetti Factory, The
Pier 73
Pivo Public House
Prospect Point Café
Red Card Sports Bar
Reef on Main, The
Reef on the Drive, The
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. - Kitsilano
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. - Main
Salt Tasting Room
Sanafir
Save on Meats
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Shenanigans
Society
Suika Snack Bar
Szachuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant
Terracotta Modern Chinese
Thai House Restaurant
Trattoria
Urban Thai Bistro
Westword Ho! Public House & Grill Room
Wild Rice
 
$28 Category

Abigail's Party
Al Porto Ristorante
American Grille Restaurant
Arms Reach Bistro
Banana Leaf Broadway
Banana Leaf - Kitsilano
Banana Leaf - Davie
Banana Leaf - Denman
Baru Latino
beyond restaurant & lounge
Bistro Pastis
Boathouse Restaurant, The - English Bay
Boathouse Restaurant, The - Horseshoe Bay
Boathouse Restaurant, The - Kitsilano
Boathouse Restaurant, The - New Westminster
Boathouse Restaurant, The - Port Moody
Boathouse Restaurant, The - Richmond
Boathouse Restaurant, The - White Rock
Brasserie Bistro
Cafe Pacifica
Campagnolo
Cardero's Restaurant
Carmichael's Restaurant
Carthage Cafe
Central Bistro
Chop Steakhouse & Bar
Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano & Piano Bar
Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant & Lounge, The
Cobre
Copper Chimney
Cork & Fin Restaurant
Coza! Tuscan Grill
Culinaria, The Art Institute of Vancouver
Darchin Restaurant
Diamond, The
Dockside Restaurant
EBO Restaurant and Lounge
Edible Canada at the Market
Fishworks
Fleuri Restaurant
Flying Tiger Restaurant, The
Fresh Restaurant - Radisson Hotel Richmond
Fresh Restaurant & Lounge - Sheraton Guildford
George Ultralounge
Gramercy Grill
Griffins Restaurant
Gusto di Quattro
Hamilton Street Grill
Hapa Izakaya - Kitsilano
Hapa Izakaya - Robson
Hapa Izakaya - Yaletown
Hapa Umi
Harold's Bistro and Bar
Hidden Tasting Bar & Social Lounge
Highlander Restaurant
Horizons on Burnaby Mountain
Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The - Burnaby
Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The - Coquitlam
Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The - Granville Island
Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The - Guilford
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
La Vallée
Libra Room
Lobby Restaurant, The
Maenam
Maurya Indian Cuisine
Milestones Grill + Bar - English Bay
Milestones Grill + Bar - Kitsilano
Milestones Grill + Bar - Park Royal
Milestones Grill + Bar - Robson St
Milestones Grill + Bar - Yaletown
Mistral French Bistro
Monk McQueen's Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
Mosaic Bar & Grille
Mythos Taverna
Northlands Bar and Grill
Oakwood, The
O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar
Oishii sushi Japanese restaurant
Oru
Osteria Napoli
Ouisi Bistro
Pink Elephant Thai
Prestons
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Refinery, The
Reflect Social Dining & Lounge
Refuel Restaurant
Rockford Wok Bar Grill
Salam Bombay
Salathai Thai Restaurant
Salmon House, The
Salmon ‘n' Bannock
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, The
Sea Monstr Sushi
Seasons in the Park Restaurant
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill
Shaughnessy Restaurant
SIP Resto-Lounge
Smoking Dog Bistro, The
Spencers Resto Lounge at Delta Vancouver Suites
Stone Grill @ the Met
Teahouse Restaurant, The
Via Veneto
Water St. Cafe
Whet Kitchen.Bar.Patio
Xi Shi Lounge
Yaletown Brewing Company
Yokohama Teppanyaki Restaurant
Zakkushi Dining on Main

$38 Category

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge
Bistro Sakana
Black + Blue
Boneta
Bridges Restaurant, Bistro & Bar
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
C Restaurant
Cafe Il Nido
Cafe One
Carver's Steakhouse & Lounge
Cento Notti
Chambar
Chinois Restaurant
Chutney Villa Fine South Indian Cuisine
Cibo Trattoria
CinCin Ristorante + Bar
Coast
Cru
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Diva at the Met
Divino Wine Bar
Don Francesco Ristorante
Federico's Supper Club
Fish House in Stanley Park, The
Five Sails Restaurant
Fraiche
Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar
French Table Bistro, The
Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay
Goldfish Seafood & Chops
Hart House
Hawksworth Restaurant
Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar
Il Giardino restaurant
Italian Kitchen
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Kitsilano Daily Kitchen
La Terrazza
L'Abattoir
Le Bistro de Paris
Le Gavroche
Lift Bar Grill View
Market by Jean-Georges
Miku Restaurant
Observatory at Grouse Mountain, The
p2b bistro & bar
Players Chophouse
Poor Italian Ristorante
Pourhouse Restaurant
Provence Marinaside
Provence Mediterranean Grill
Q4 al Centro
Q4 Ristorante
Raincity Grill
Shore Club, The
Show Case Restaurant
Stonegrill
Tramonto
West Restaurant + Bar
YEW restaurant + bar
Zen Japanese Restaurant