At the top table of Canadian dining cities, Vancouver serves a rich and diverse menu for travelling foodies. From arguably the best Chinese and Japanese dining outside Asia to a taste-tripping dedication to local ingredients that encompasses everything from delectable seafood to carefully cultivated fruits and vegetables, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to experiencing local flavours.
Combine your visit with the Dine Out Vancouver Festival from late January to early February) (www.tourismvancouver.com/dov). A wildly popular annual event where restaurants across the city offer three-course, prix fixe tasting menus, it’s the largest restaurant festival in Canada and has expanded in recent years to include parties, tasting events, tours, classes and taste-tripping culinary showcases.
For the low-down on the scene the rest of the year, pick up copies of Eat Maga-zine and City Food for reviews, hot happenings and the latest scoops. And pe-ruse a copy of Vancouver magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards issue for the latest headline-making eateries.