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Culinary Arts

Hungry?  Vancouver cuisine brings together a cornucopia of fresh ingredients from land and sea, a remarkable diversity of ethnic influences from Asia and Europe and top-notch chefs committed to an eat-local, eat-fresh aesthetic.  The result, according to USA Today:  nothing short of a  "foodie's fantasyland." 

The signature event of the year for foodies looking to sample the best the city has to offer is Dine Out, held each winter.  Hundreds of eateries - from formal French restaurants to contemporary Chinese bistros - offer deeply discounted three-course dinner menus.  For visitors, it's a great chance to taste-drive the diverse threads of Vancouver cuisine. 

Looking for something to pair with your meal?  British Columbia's Okanagan wine region has been dubbed Napa North by the New York Times.  And every spring, the city hosts the Vancouver International Wine Festival, among the largest wine tasting events in North America.  For one full week, hundreds of wineries from around the world descend on the city, pouring thousands of wines at events ranging from intimate dinners to enormous tastings attended by thousands of oenophiles.  

The undisputed hub of Vancouver's culinary universe is the Granville Island Public Market.  On the edge of downtown, the waterfront market is home to hundreds of stalls selling some of the freshest produce, meats and fish in the province, as well as an enormous selection of artisan cheeses, baked goods and desserts.  Foodies can even sign up for chef-led tours of the market, offered by Edible Canada and the Pacific Culinary Institute

Finally, want to learn some of the secrets behind Vancouver's acclaimed cuisine?  The Dirty Apron, a cooking school on the edge of historic Gastown, offers classes focused on everything from West Coast cuisine to canning and preserving.
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Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015: Off the Eaten Track & Vancouver Photowalks present Food-tography

  • January 17 - February 01
  • Cadeaux Bakery
  • 172 Powell Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $73.00
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Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015: Off the Eaten Track presents Best Bites of the East Village

  • January 17 - February 01
  • Saltenas CafĂ©
  • 2261 East Hastings
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $57.25
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Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015: Vancouver Foodster presents Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl

  • February 01 - February 01
  • Famoso Pizzeria
  • 1380 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Regular: $48.75, Amuse Bouche: $71.00
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2015 Vancouver International Tequila Expo

  • May 30 - May 30
  • Hyatt Regency Vancouver
  • 655 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
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37th Vancouver International Wine Festival

  • February 20 - March 01
  • Select restaurants and other venues across the Lower Mainland
  • Admission: From $55 to $225
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 604-873-3311
  • Venue: Vancouver International Wine Festival
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5th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

  • January 17 - February 14
  • Locations all over Metro Vancouver
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EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival

  • April 27 - May 03
  • 777 Pacific Blvd
    Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
  • Venue: BC Place
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Valentine's Day at L'Abattoir

  • February 14 - February 14
  • L'Abattoir Restaurant
  • 217 Carrall Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B-2J2
  • Admission: $125 per person, inclusive of beverage pairings, tax, and gratuity.
  • Phone: 604-568-1701
  • Venue: L'Abattoir Restaurant
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VanDusen Botanical Garden: Valentine's Picnic

  • February 14 - February 14
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden
  • 5251 Oak St
    Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
  • Admission: $42.00
  • Contact: VanDusen Botanical Garden
  • Phone: 604-257-8463
  • Venue: VanDusen Botanical Garden
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