Dine Out Vancouver – Granville Island Preview


Attracting over 100,000 food enthusiasts over the course of 17 days, Canada’s largest food and drink festival gets underway in Vancouver starting January 20th. Dine Out Vancouver, which features over 40 special events and prix fix menus at hundreds of restaurants, offers local and visiting foodies a unique opportunity to explore Vancouver’s culinary scene.

This past week, I had the chance to join a media group in previewing some of the restaurants and events happening on Granville Island. Here’s a glimpse at what’s going on.


Art, Eat & Sip:

Now in it’s second year, Art, Eat and Sip is a self-guided food and art walk which encourages guests to visit resident artists, brewers and distillers, while tasting dishes from several of the islands restaurants and food artisans.Tickets, which include tastings, are $ 63.00 and must be purchased in advance.

Art, Eat & Sip

January 25, 2017; 6pm – 10pm

Granville Island Hotel

1253 Johnston Street


Dockside Restaurant:

With it’s floor to ceiling windows offering views of False Creek and the Vancouver skyline, Dockside Restaurant sets the stage for an incredible dining experience. With a menu centered on well crafted, classic dishes using fresh, local ingredients and Oceanwise certified seafood, you can’t go wrong with a stop at Dockside.


Dine Out Vancouver - Dockside Restaurant
Duck Prosciutto Tart – Dockside Restaurant
Dine Out Vancouver - Dockside Restaurant
Dockside Crab & Shrimp Cakes – Dockside Restaurant
Dine Out Vancouver - Dockside Restaurant
Panna Cotta – Dockside Restaurant


Dockside Restaurant

1253 Johnston Street

(604) 685-7070


Edible Canada:

One of the restaurants I’m most excited about this year is Edible Canada. Far more than maple syrup and poutine, Edible Canada seeks to define and demonstrate what Canadian cuisine truly is. Multi-ethnic, using regionally specific ingredients, their menu encompasses the entire country in featuring Pacific Cod, Quebec Rabbit, Alberta Beef and Newfoundland Seal. They’ve succeeded in working these into a menu that strikes a balance between familiar comfort food, while challenging the eater to think beyond the common perception of Canadian cuisine. Delicious and truly Canadian, an evening at Edible Canada promises to be a memorable one.

Dine Out Vancouver - Edible Canada
Crispy West Coast Humboldt Squid – Edible Canada
Dine Out Vancouver - Edible Canada
Quebec Rabbit Orecchiette – Edible Canada
Dine Out Vancouver - Edible Canada
Haida Gwaii Rockfish & Mussel Stew – Edible Canada


Edible Canada

1596 Johnston Street

(604) 682-6681


Vancouver Fish Company:

Located near the entrance to Granville Island, overlooking the marina, The Vancouver Fish Company’s menu is, as the name suggests, seafood-centric. However, they manage to round out the menu with a few dishes to satisfy every palate. This year during Dine Out, they’ll be offering a lunch menu and dinner menu, with add on options including lobster, king crab and oysters.

Dine Out Vancouver - Vancouver Fish Company
Maple Walnut Prawns – Vancouver Fish Company
Dine Out Vancouver - Vancouver Fish Company
Sole Wellington – Vancouver Fish Company


Vancouver Fish Company

1517 Anderson Street

(604) 559-3474


Dine Out Vancouver runs from January 20th to February 5th. All event tickets are available now through www.dineoutvancouver.com, with restaurant reservations available beginning January 9th. Be sure to check it out.


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