by Catherine Dunwoody
Here’s fun Dine Out Vancouver idea: Book brunch or lunch at one of the participating restaurants and stay the night before at a nearby Vancouver hotel. Remember the festival ends February 5th so make your reservations now!
Brunch Crawl – East Village
January 28, by Vancouver Foodster, this event starts at 10am and during the course of four hours, you’ll visit several restaurants in Vancouver’s East Village neighbourhood (Hastings/Sunrise to Grandview/Woodland) sampling everything from smoothies to brunch pizza. Book online.
Hotel pairing: Waldorf Hotel at 1489 E Hastings Street is also your meeting place for the crawl. Roll out of bed, into the lobby and boom – brunch tour begins.
On Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m., brunch-lovers can taste some of BC’s best wines paired with Executive Chef and 2015 BC Gold Medal Plates Champion Alex Chen’s delicious fare. The stand-up, grazing format will have seven winery stations, and seafood-focused canapés. Purchase online.
Hotel pairing: The Sutton Place, 845 Burrard Street, is the adjoining hotel to Boulevard. Since you’re right downtown strolling off a big meal with lots of good wine while you window shop down Robson or Alberni streets should make for a delightful afternoon.
Vancouver’s Best Roasting, Coffee & Beer Tour
Perhaps a hot cuppa Joe or a hair of the dog is all you can stomach on a weekend morning? Vancouver Coffee Snob & Canadian Craft Tours gets that. On January 28 and February 4, Canadian Craft Tours and the Vancouver Coffee Snob will take you on a carefully curated tour of two of the city’s best coffee stops, followed by a visit to one Vancouver’s best craft breweries.
Hotel pairing: Since you will be starting the tour at Canada Place Bus Zone – 999 Canada Place, why not book a room at the Pan Pacific Hotel right next door?
Explore BC Wine Brunch at Hart House Restaurant
Wines of British Columbia partnered up with this iconic Burnaby restaurant to host their event January 28. Four of BC’s top wineries will pair up perfectly with Pacific Northwest cuisine by Executive Chef Mike Genest. Expect mini eggs Benedict, wild mushroom frittata, and brioche French toast. Purchase tickets.
Hotel pairing: Element Vancouver Metrotown is the first Element Hotel in Western Canada, right in Burnaby. A little brunch, a little shopping – perfect.
The Dine Out Vancouver Festival also has special hotel rates and Dine & Stay packages that are only available until February 5th starting at $110 CAD per night (approx. $85 USD). Find out more here.