A Taste of Dine Out Vancouver 2016

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Last week I previewed 3 very different restaurants downtown Vancouver that all featured some Eye Candy: Design & View as I travelled by trolley with some media friends.

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The ride on the trolley was fun and  a true way of experiencing a dining tour that featured elements of design and views.

The 1st stop

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The Keg Yaletown

The four-floor Yaletown Keg Steakhouse + Bar, located on the corner of Mainland and Nelson, offers an unparalleled ambiance and an experience unlike any other, highlighted by its rooftop patio that is open year-round.

They are offering a $40 Dine Out Menu

Featuring 3 courses, you have a chance to select 1 choice from each selection, I suggest you book this restaurant with a friend or two and order different dishes so that you can all share.

BAKED GARLIC SHRIMP

BAKED GARLIC SHRIMP

APPETIZER

BAKED GARLIC SHRIMP Succulent shrimp finished with garlic, herbs and cheese.

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KEG CAESAR Crisp romaine and aged Parmesan cheese tossed in Keg’s own creamy dressing.

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WILD MUSHROOM SOUP A creamy medley of wild mushrooms, garnished with sour cream.

ENTREE

NEW YORK Tender New York striploin. The King of steaks. (12 oz)

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PRIME RIB Aged for extra flavour and tenderness, rubbed with our unique blend of spices and slow roasted. Hand-carved and served with horseradish and red wine herb jus. (12 oz)

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THE KEG OSCAR Your choice of grilled top sirloin (6 oz) or pan seared and oven roasted chicken breast with drumette. Topped with shrimp, scallops and asparagus and served with Béarnaise. or BAKED SEA BASS Served on a fresh chilled quinoa salad and steamed asparagus. Topped with tomato cucumber salsa. Choose one of the following to complete your entrée. BAKED POTATO • ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATO • KEG FRIES TWICE BAKED POTATO (contains bacon) • RICE • MIXED VEGETABLES

DESSERT

BILLY MINER PIE Mocha ice cream on a chocolate crust with hot fudge, caramel and almonds.

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CHEESECAKE Thick and creamy, with a Bing cherry topping.

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SPANISH COFFEE Brandy, dark cacao and coffee with whipped cream.

Some of the dishes that I enjoyed the most were the ones in the above photos, Make your reservations.

The 2nd stop

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Brix & Mortar

Brix & Mortar–Yaletown’s dining house is located in a 1912 heritage brick building in the Yaletown neighbourhood of Vancouver,

They are offering a $40 Dine Out Menu

Featuring 3 courses, you have a chance to select 1 choice from each selection, I suggest you book this restaurant with a friend or two and order different dishes so that you can all share.

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APPETIZER

Butternut Squash Purée Bourbon maple syrup drizzle, crème fraiche

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Pickled Pineapple & Pork Belly Crispy Adobe Style Gelderman Farms pork belly, jicama, cilantro, spiced peanuts, serrano chili

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ENTREE

BROME LAKE DUCK BREAST Maple-honey glaze, duck leg confit, braised brussel sprout succotash, spiced pepper gelée

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GRILLED WILD BC SALMON Warm potato salad with fresh dungeness crab, jalapeños & corn, roast garlic aioli, salsa verde

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DESSERT

VANILLA BEAN PANNA COTTA Varietal fruit compote
Some of the dishes that I enjoyed the most were the ones in the above photos, Make your reservations.

The 3rd stop

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Beach Bay Café

The Beach Bay team invites you to partake in a matchless dining experience, highlighting the landscapes and fresh fare that is unique to the West Coast. From carefully selected local ingredients to a focused wine program that features many local vintners, Beach Bay’s menu serves up the very best bounties of our region.

They are offering a $30 Dine Out Menu

Featuring 3 courses, you have a chance to select 1 choice from each selection, I suggest you book this restaurant with a friend or two and order different dishes so that you can all share.

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APPETIZER

seafood chowder, bacon, crispy leeksBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:See Ya Later Ranch, Riesling, BC VQA 2014

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organic greens, shaved vegetables, sherry dressing GF VBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Inniskillin, Discovery Series, Chenin Blanc, BC VQA 2012

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½ dozen west coast oyster, apple mignonette (supplement of $4) GFBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Inniskillin, Discovery Series, Chenin Blanc, BC VQA 2012

ENTREE

celeriac risotto, roasted celeriac, truffle oil, herbs (add freshly shaved black truffle $5) GF, VBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Jackson-Triggs, Grand Reserve, Chardonnay BC VQA 2014

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confit duck leg, green lentils, smoked butter emulsion GFBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Nk’Mip, Winemaker’s Pinot Noir BC VQA 2013

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North Pacific ling cod, clams, mussels, peas, potato GFBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Jackson-Triggs, Grand Reserve, Chardonnay BC VQA 2014

DESSERT

cheesecake, red onion jam, shortbread VBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Inniskillin Riesling Icewine BC VQA 2014

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sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce VBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Sumac Ridge, Pipe BC VQA 2006

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coconut sorbet, apples, raspberries GF, V

Some of the dishes that I enjoyed the most were the ones in the above photos, Make your reservations.

View the other Dine Out Vancouver restaurants menus.

In addition to the 289 restaurants featured in this years festival, there are also some great food and drink event experiences happening throughout the festival, take a look at these suggestion below and join in for some fun over weekend brunch at the Dine Out Fest Brunch Crawls or a night time Art, Eat and Sip event.

By: Richard Wolak