I have a confession to make. I’ve never participated in any Dine Out Vancouver event previously. I know, I should feel much shame for this. Having no excuse, I’ve decided I’m going to partake this year and see what all the hubbub is about. At least that’s the plan.

Fettucine Bolognese

Fettucine Bolognese – courtesy of Ariane Colenbrander

Anywho, for those of you who are still in the dark about what Dine Out is like, I figured the best way to describe it to you was to rip the description straight from Tourism Vancouver:

Presented by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver is a city-wide celebration of food and British Columbia wine and is the largest restaurant promotion of its kind in Canada. Virtually every type of restaurant in the city gets involved, giving you the chance to taste Vancouver’s hot restaurant digs, new hit eateries and neighbourhood favourites all for a reasonable prix-fixe price.

Nearly a week in (the celebration runs from January 24 – February 6), I’m going to be hard-pressed to follow through on participating. Fortunately, there are a number of fine establishments here in Richmond that have signed up, including the relatively popular Pier 73.

So how about you? What are your thoughts on Dine Out? Any suggestions?