Dishcrawl Vancouver Yaletown: West Oak - Chinois prawns

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association just announced that the Ninth Annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY) will return to the city from October 16 to 27, featuring a record 30 participating restaurants. This year, the popular dining event will move away from limited three-course menus to offer creativity and flexibility to chefs, now able to offer any menu combination at set prices of $25, $35, and $45.

Dishcrawl Vancouver Yaletown: Parlour Restaurant - cheese avalanche!
[Parlour Restaurant pizza in the works]

Expect a diverse and exciting offering with emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients as a result. Additionally, TOY 2013 will include lunchtime menu offerings alongside the traditional dinner set menus. The addition of lunch will be supported and promoted through a unique, free trolley service that will run through Yaletown, available for public use. Schedules and locations can be found on the TOY website as well as via Twitter and Facebook.

Shake Up Yaletown-23
[Minami sushi]

“Taste of Yaletown has remained one of the most popular dining events in the city for the past 9 years, and we are dedicated to continuing to push the envelope on delivering a unique experience for diners. This year we have introduced a few exciting changes that we are confident will make it even easier and more exciting than ever to attend Taste of Yaletown,” states Annette O’Shea, Executive Director of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. “The fact that we have a record 30 restaurants on board this year is a testament to TOY’s continual growth and strength.”

Dishcrawl Vancouver Yaletown: Urban Thai - Chicken saté, spring roll, noodle-wrapped shrimp
[Urban Thai’s chicken saté, spring roll, noodle-wrapped shrimp]

“Yaletown is home to some of the cities best chefs, many of whom view Taste of Yaletown as a time to showcase their creativity. Removing the limitations of number of courses has opened things up further so that they are free to decide how best to deliver their very best to customers. I suspect we will see a huge range in exciting menus this year – everything from a seven-course tasting to a menu that includes drinks as well as food. The public will have so many new options to discover,” explains O’Shea.

The participating restaurant count keeps growing each year. As a media sponsor, I look forward to checking out some of the menus and running into fellow food lovers around the streets of Yaletown this month!

Paccheri, pork shoulder ragu, rosemary, pecorino
[La Pentola’s Paccheri, pork shoulder ragu, rosemary, pecorino]

Participating Restaurants

Bistro Sakana
Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar
Cache Bistro & Lounge
Cactus Club Café
DD Mau Bahn Mi
El Azteca
George Ultra Lounge
Glowbal Grill
Good Wolfe Kitchen and Bar
Hamilton Street Grill
Hapa Izakaya
Honjin Sushi
Hooker’s Green
Hurricane Grill
Kibo Restaurant and Lounge
La Pentola Della Quercia
Milestones Grill + Bar
Minami Restaurant
The New Oxford
The Parlour
Paulie’s Kitchen
Provence Marinaside
Raw Canvas
Romer’s Burger Bar
Urban Fare
Urban Thai Bistro
West Oak
Yaletown Brewing Company
Yaletown L’Antipasto
Visit the Taste of Yaletown website for event information, menus, and updates. Find Taste of Yaletown on Facebook and on Twitter.

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