It’s  Dine Out Vancouver Year 16 – Now until Feb 4th!


How much fun is this?

There are over 300 restaurants signed up to host Dine Out Vancouver Food Fanatics and every year we keep creating bigger line ups.

It’s a great success story and one Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver can be proud of.

16 years ago it started as an idea.  As one of the originals Tim Pawsey says the idea was simply – “Let’s put Bums in Seats”

Juke fried chicken

This year the food media  gathered in the  H2 Restaurant/Bar   in The Westin Bayshore.  We ate small bites, tasting BC VQA wines and everyone was asking the same question – where are we going?

We were rounded up in groups  of 5 to 10 people and off we went in trolley cars and busses.

Victor at Parq

From what I can remember – this is what happened and who I talked to  –what a night!

  • Lucas Pavan                        Producer of Dine Out.  (Tourism Vancouver)
  • Jason Ocenas                     Manager of Township 7 Langley
  • Allison Scholefield           Haywire. Okanagan Crush Pad
  • Lyndsay O’Rourke           Winemaker/Co-Owner Tightrope Winery
  • Tim Pawsey                        The Hired Belly
  • Amber Sessions                Tourism Vancouver
  • Howard Soon                     Chief Winemaker Vanessa Vineyards
  • Laura Serena                      Serena PR (original Media contact Year 1)
  • Laura Kittmer                     Wine BC
  • Grant Nelson  GM           Victor at Parq Vancouver
  • Valerio Pescetelli             Exec Chef  Victor
  • Filippo Bevilacqua            Bev Manager/Sommelier
  • Jade Dynasty                     Old School Dim Sum
  • Joscelyn Werner              Canadian Craft Tours
  • Justin Tisdall                       co-owner Juke Fried Chicken
  • Jean-Sebastien Dupuis  Homer Street Café  (Beverage Director)
  • Chris West                          Homer Street Café  ( Chef de Cuisine)


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Sam Sifton  New York Times Food Critic (on Canadian Food)

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Bill Jones – Foraging Classes in March

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