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To wrap up this year’s Dine Out series, I went to the Bacchus Restaurant at Wedgewood Hotel. I’ve been wanting to check out this restaurant since I went to the Edible BC’s Best Market Dinner that featured Chef Lee Parsons. I was intrigued by Chef Parsons’ food so I paid his restaurant a visit.

Bacchus Restaurant Interior

Bacchus Restaurant Interior

The menu was $38 per person, with the option to add $14 for wine pairing. The wine pairing was only for the first two courses, with a 3oz glass each. That was a pretty good deal considering I thought about ordering a 6oz glass of one of the wine pairing options and that alone would’ve cost me $15.

Food

I ordered Chicken Liver and Cognac Parfait as appetizer. I like that it was creamy but not over-seasoned. The apple jelly was not too sweet and it balanced the richness of the liver parfait combining with the fruit chutney. The Duck Confit was done in the classic, French way. (more…)

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Double date night with Mr., and our friends WK and MS. We spent a good amount of time on emails trying to decide on where to go for Dine Out. After a series of discussion, we chose La Terrazza in Yaletown.

La Terrazza Dine Out Menu

La Terrazza Dine Out Menu

While I was perusing the Dine Out menu, I was surprised to earn that one of the appetizers (Buffalo Mozzarella) cost an extra $4.88 and it cost $3.88 for bread refill. Interesting pricing I must say, but I also can’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant where there’s an extra charge for bread refill. (more…)

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The Sandbar at Granville Island, many people told me it’s good but for some reason I still haven’t eaten there. Finally, on a girls’ night out, my best friend and I went to the Sandbar for Dine Out 2011.

Sandbar's Dine Out Menu

Sandbar's Dine Out Menu

Food

I have to agree with those who complimented on its food, the flavour was quite good. As you may know already, I rarely order Asian(-inspired) dishes at Western restaurants, but this time I picked the Spicy Tuna Maki for my appetizer. The restaurant has an in-house Japanese sushi chef, so it can’t be that bad. Certainly, the restaurant delivered. The flavour was quite good and I liked the sauce that comes with it. It looked like soy sauce but it’s slightly sweetened and thickened and it worked well with the sushi.

Applewood Roasted Black Cod

Applewood Roasted Black Cod

For entree, I ordered the Applewood Roasted Black Cod, partly because I saw that black cod was featured on the daily fresh sheet. (more…)

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Happy New Year, everyone!

2011 is turning out to be a tasty one because Vancouver is already blessed with Dine Out Vancouver 2011! It felt like yesterday when we went for Dine Out 2010, but that’s due to the Olympics they moved it to April/May 2010. It’s now back to its usual Jan/Feb time slot and this is the biggest one yet.

Starting today, you can visit Tourism Vancouver’s website to look up the 200+ participating restaurants and their respective menus: Dine Out Vancouver 2011. Act soon or they will be fully booked!

I’ve always been a big fan of Dine Out because it allows me to sample restaurants at a much affordable price (although sometimes some restaurants are running a DOV menu that’s more expensive than its regular menu, or it’s not worth the $18, $28 or $38 price point). This year I’m once again hoping to check out a few restaurants and I will review them right here.

Meanwhile, if you are deciding where to go, please feel free to browse through our reviews of previous DOV experience at certain restaurants. You can view them here: VanFoodies’ reviews on Dine Out restaurants.

Please feel free to share your experience here with us as well!

Happy eating!

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