It’s a new year and so why not try some new food? There’s no better opportunity than the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, taking place at the end of January. On top of that, eight Vancouver local restaurants just received their Michelin Star, and if none of that interests you, we even have a couple of unique dining experiences for you to try. Our recommendation—make sure you’re not hungry before you start reading this handy guide.
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Dine Out Vancouver Festival has been in operation for over twenty years, and this year runs from January 20th to February 5th. The festival includes over “300 restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, suppliers, and more for a month of dining, food-forward virtual events, and experiences designed to give culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to taste the best flavours of the city.” Now considered to be Canada’s largest food and drink festival, the event offers fixed-price menu deals to encourage community involvement and ushers people to dine out during a season when restaurants are generally quieter. Been thinking of trying a restaurant, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet? Now’s your chance!
New Michelin Star Restaurants
Michelin has long been classed as the gold standard when it comes to gastronomic art, and Vancouver restaurants stand among the best in the world. At a Michelin evening gala event last October, eight restaurants were awarded the coveted Michelin Star, framing them as places for exceptional culinary experiences. The list of restaurants include:
- AnnaLena (contemporary)
- Barbara (contemporary)
- Burdock & Co (contemporary)
- iDen & QuanJuDe Beijing Duck House (Chinese)
- Kissa Tanto (Japanese-Italian fusion)
- Masayoshi (Japanese)
- Published on Main (contemporary)
- St. Lawrence (Quebecois)
Be sure to visit one of these restaurants, and discover just what fine dining is all about!
Dine at the Dark Table
If you’re looking for something completely different in your dining experience, why not try a dinner reservation at the Dark Table? At this restaurant you’ll dine in complete darkness. The concept being that if your sight is removed, your other senses will be much stronger. You’ll choose your menu items when you arrive and then a blind or visually impaired server will guide you into the dining room and ensure you’re comfortable. Following that, you’ll be treated to a multi-course meal in the dark. It doesn’t get much more unique than that. Not recommended for messy eaters.
Eat at the Very Top of Vancouver
Finally, we want to highlight a Vancouver staple that’s still considered to be a unique dining experience despite it being around since 1977. Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant sits 553 feet above the city and completes a full rotation every hour. Diners are treated to beautiful views of Vancouver while enjoying a delicious meal at what’s considered to be one of the best restaurants in Vancouver.
No matter your gastronomic preferences, be sure to try something different this month and take advantage of Vancouver’s culinary delights. Whether visiting or being a tourist in your own town, be sure to book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com and receive amazing promotional gifts including free tickets and numerous gift cards to choose from!