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The official Dine Out Vancouver may have ended on Sunday, but some restaurants have decided to offer the Dine Out menus just for a few more days.

Dine Out at Smoke and Bones

Dine Out at Smoke and Bones

Here are their respective extended end date and menu. The list is much shorter than previous years. I will keep updating the list if I hear more.

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While we’re continuing our Dine Out Vancouver coverage this week, I’m pleased to let you know that some restaurants have decided to extend their menu offering for a few more days. Here are their end dates and menus:

Until Feb 7

Until Feb 9

Until Feb 11

Until Feb 12

Until Feb 13

Until Feb 28

This year’s Dine Out has been my recent favourite. Overall, I think the restaurants have raised the bar and put out a much more interesting and tastier menu, and the service quality has also seen improvement. We have 2 more reviews coming up this week so be sure to follow them!

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Last Friday we were invited to the Hot Chefs Cool Jazz event. If you have been following our blog for awhile, you would remember two years ago we attended the same event. This takes place every two years in support of Bocuse d’Or Canada. In January 2013, Chef Alex Chen will represent Canada to compete in Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France, where chefs from 24 countries will convene for the most demanding culinary competition in the world.

Chef Alex Chen to represent Canada at Bocuse d'Or 2013

Chef Alex Chen to represent Canada at Bocuse d’Or 2013

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz was a fun event, with 16 savoury and sweet food stations, wine & beer, as well as live jazz performance. It was very nice to see the support Chef Alex received from his peers in the culinary industry in BC.

All chefs pose for a photo

All chefs pose for a photo

Of everything we tried, here are a few of our favourites: (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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