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Find Out About Dine Out™!

January 24, 2017


Tourism Vancouver‘s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival, attracting over 100,000 local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.”

Vancouver has a diverse and abundant restaurant scene (Greater Vancouver is said to have over 5,000 restaurants), and so many of them support Growing Chefs; providing and helping to recruit classroom volunteers, participating in our Eat.Give.Grow. fundraising campaign, or our From Farms to Forks kitchen party. This festival is the perfect opportunity to support local restaurants by ordering from a variety of $20, $30, or $40 menus over the course of 17 days. Learn more about the festival here, or watch this video.

Some restaurants have been participating for years, while others, like Fable, are participating for the first time: “Fable’s first year showcases what we specialize in – fresh product delivered to our door from local suppliers” shared Executive Chef Trevor Bird. Others have been participating for multiple years; If you have a hankering for Pork Belly and Crackling, Forage is pleased to be again offering their Legacy menu. Click here to check out the menu and book any of the spots left.

We caught up with a couple more chefs who support Growing Chefs! and asked them:

What dish from your Dine Out menu do you recommend?

“I like all the dishes as they all showcase on my favourite local suppliers and friends. I want all the dishes to showcase a relationship we have made with the farmers we partner with.”

Executive Chef Brendan Robson, The Observatory Restaurant

“I’d have to say the Albacore Tuna Tartare is my favorite, though everything on the menu is great – the dish is made with local, sustainable and Ocean Wise certified tuna, marinated with candied lime, pickled cucumber and fresh jalapenos; then finished with sesame and egg yolk purée for richness. We are also offering vegetarian and gluten-free options, so something for everyone!”

Executive Chef Karan Suri, ARC Restaurant





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