This year was the first time that I had heard of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, and I’ve got to say, more people should be talking about this!
From February 5 to March 7, 2021, TONS of restaurants served special set menus to show off their best appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a reduced price. Their site allows you to search by restaurant, menu price, cuisine, and neighborhood. I found far too many places that I wanted to try, but in the end, I enjoyed Dine Out menus at two different places.
- Sylvia Restaurant & Lounge
For $45, I got House Made Goat Cheese Ravioli (with chardonnay cream, curly endive, sweet chili pepper, and blood orange), Rossdown Farms Chicken Breast (with yam and potato pave, braised red cabbage, carrots, and vadouvan jus), and a Dark Chocolate Torte (with vanilla ice cream and mixed berry compote).
It was entirely too much and super delicious, particularly the ravioli and torte.
- The Greek by Anatoli
For $35, I got Saganaki (traditional Greek cheese, crispy, served with pita), Chicken Souvlaki (grilled and finished with garlic butter and lemon, served with rice, potatoes, and vegetables), and Ekmek (vanilla and bourbon custard with angel hair filo).
Eating an entire portion of saganaki was a bad gastrointestinal idea, but I wouldn’t change my decision for anything. And the ekmek! Oh my goodness. I could have shoveled it into my mouth for hours.
In addition to appreciating the reduced cost for a delicious meal, I also liked how Dine Out encouraged me to try new restaurants and venture into new areas of the city I love.
Dine Out Vancouver is still going strong for two more days, so don’t miss out! And if if you do, put it in your calendar for next year. I know I will.