Street Food City III – Jan 22 – 26

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January 22 – 26
11am – 3pm Wednesday through Friday
11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

North Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery

FREE ENTRY

Returning for a third year, Street Food City III; Vancouver’s original street food gathering, is your opportunity to sample from a collection of Vancouver’s Street Food carts all in one convenient location. This was a huge success the last two years and now it’s back again!! BTents, tables, seating and music make for a festive mid-winter outdoor festival! Gather and feast on delicious food prepared by over 15 of Vancouver’s food truck vendors.

Special Dine Out Vancouver Festival creations and pricing will be available.

Six Course Discourse

Six Course Discourse
Presented by Follow Me Foodie

January 20
6:30 pm, 3 hours

(6:30pm wine and food reception, 7:30 show)
Stadium Theatre, Edgewater Casino, 750 Pacific Blvd

Vancouver has some amazing world-renowned chefs. Bet you’ve always wanted to hear first-hand what makes them tick, their experiences, their passions… Here’s your opportunity to ‘chew’ on a lineup of Vancouver’s best!

Join Follow Me Foodie’s Mijune Pak as she welcomes six Vancouver chefs; Hamid Samilian, John Bishop, Vikram Vij, Scott Jaeger, Owen Lightly and Tina Fineza, to share what’s on their mind.

Start with a BC VQA wine and canapé standing reception with food provided by Vij’s, Bishop’s, Butter on the Endive Catering, Service Excellence, Next Jenn, The Pear Tree, Maenam, Miku, Chez Christophe and Ebo Restaurant at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre. Then, take your theatre seat for an inspired speaker presentation followed by a question period and aftermath social.

Six Chefs – Twelve minutes each – One epic evening.

* includes standing food and wine reception and speaker series. Taxes and ticketing fees are not included. Free parking available. Please arrive early to allow for ticket collection. Late comers will not be seated. No refunds.

Chef Soup Experiment – Jan 17

Presented by Dine Out Vancouver Festival, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and lots and lots of chefs!
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1050 West 2nd, Granville Island

Chef Soup Experiment

January 17
12:30pm: soup is served

What happens when you ask more than 50 of Vancouver’s top chefs to each bring one ingredient and toss it into a boiling pot? Good question – and with this hot experiment, we’re going to find out!

On January 17, to launch Dine Out Vancouver Festival, more than 50 participating chefs will bring an ingredient to add to the soup collective. Over the next couple of hours, student chefs from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts will chop, season, stir and cook the ingredients to perfection, then serve samples free of charge to the public before it all runs out. So expect huge crowds

Join us from 12:30pm onward outside the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts to snag your own portion of this once-in-a-lifetime brew! Everyone is welcome – but get there early, since the kitchen shuts down when the soup runs out.

Hot Chocolate Festival – Jan 18

Last year I went on a hot chocolate binge during the Hot Chocolate Festival. I hit up a few food carts during the Street Food Festival and then to Secret, Bel Cafe, Blenz and a bunch others to try out their delicious cocoa awesomeness.

This year’s Hot Chocolate Festival there are 24 participating restaurants and over 60 different kinds of hot chocolate drinks for you to choose from.

Event runs from January 18 – February 14, 2014.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival Events

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The culinary countdown has officially begun and it’s time to start prepping. Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is just over one month away – and it’s the perfect excuse for locals to rejuvenate after the post-holiday slump by indulging in a culinary staycation. With event tickets and hotel bookings available for purchase this week, diners can start building a personalized experience guaranteed to satisfy tummies, pique the palate and create unforgettable Dine Out memories. The full list of participating restaurants and their menus will be released to the public on January 6.

This year’s menu of festival events is packed with out-of-the-oven experiences crafted by Vancouver’s top chefs, restaurateurs and food experts. The carefully curated mix of brand-new events and returning favourites includes:

• Soup Project . At Dine Out’s kickoff event, 50 of Vancouver’s top chefs will each toss an ingredient into a boiling pot – and the entire city is invited to taste the result. Talk about a food-fuelled adventure!
• Six Course Discourse. Curated and emceed by popular local blogger Follow Me Foodie, this delectable discussion features six of Vancouver’s top chefs – including Vikram Vij, Hamid Samilian and John Bishop – chewing the fat about all things culinary. Reception and wine tasting included.
• Film Feast: Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Grab your gourmet popcorn and journey to Japan during the Shangri-La’s exclusive screening of this foodie film classic in the hotel’s private 36-seat theatre – then settle in for a Jiro-inspired four-course feast at MARKET by Jean-Georges.
• The Snowshoe Fondue. There’s nothing cheesy about this cozy snowshoe and fromage-focused fondue at Grouse Mountain.
• Plated & Paired at the Public Market. A rare, after-hours opportunity to taste the best of Granville Island paired with BC VQA wines.
• Street Food City III. Third time’s the charm for this lunchtime assembly of Vancouver’s diverse collection of food carts, which will congregate at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.

Hotels taking part in the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival feature rooms priced at $78, $108 and $138 (per room, per night), and many have also developed palate-pleasing culinary packages that include three-course dinners, luxurious accommodations and handy amenities like valet parking and late check-out. Dine Out room bookings are available for stays taking place January 17 through February 2, and can be booked through www.dineoutvancouver.com.

“We are very excited with this year’s culinary event schedule and hotel room offers,” said Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. “The blend of perennial favourites and inventive new experiences makes Dine Out Vancouver Festival the most interesting food festival in North America. It’s the perfect excuse for anyone who loves food and drink to indulge in a culinary holiday – after all, whatever your craving or budget, Dine Out satisfies.”

About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
Presented by Tourism Vancouver, 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. Now in its 12th year, 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) and many with suggested BC VQA pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out also features special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events, seminars and activities. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 runs from January 17 to February 2. www.dineoutvancouver.com

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 – Make Your Reservations Now

Dine Out Vancouver 2014
Dine Out Vancouver 2014

Dine Out Vancouver is back for it’s 12th anniversary. Menus will be revealed on January 6, 2014 on the Tourism Vancouver website.

3 course prix fixe menus ranging from $18, $28, $38.

There are also many events and discounts around Dine out Vancouver, including hotel discounts and Eat St, a food cart festival.

Tips To Having An Awesome Dine Out Vancouver Experience

  • Make reservations, it gets booked up fast.
  • Don’t be a reservation whore and hog up all the bookings to keep your options open till the last minute
  • Check the restaurants regular menu to compare prices and menu items, I hate that some restaurants cheapen their menus just for Dine Out Vancouver
  • Some restaurants only serve dine out menus so be sure to ask if someone from your party wants to order individual items

I Bacon-ated Street Food City II

On the first day of Vancouver’s Street Food City 2 and typical of Vancouver, there was a downpour. Although it was a little slower than the first year it was still bustling with hungry patrons. With 13 food cart vendors to choose from all at the same location, it’s a great way to try out all the street vendors at one go.

Vancouver Street Food City 2 Festival:

January 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
11am – 3pm Wednesday through Friday
11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Location: Vancouver Art Gallery

I figured the pics will be enticing enough that you would want to get food cart grub yourself.

Bacon provolone grilled cheese at Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck @momsgrilledchz
Street Food City Vancouver Maple Bacon
Maple bacon sugar cookies pigs on the street @Pigonthestreet
Lemon Olive Chicken Stew @EatZeBite Street Food City Vancouver
Lemon Olive Chicken Stew @EatZeBite
Cheddar perogies with bacon and sour cream @holyperogy Street food city Vancouver
Cheddar perogies with bacon and sour cream @holyperogy
bacon argula wrap @Pigonthestreet Street Food City 2 Vancouver, BC
bacon arugula wrap @Pigonthestreet