Dine Around & Stay in Town offers tingling sensations that will engulf you in tart, hearty, exotic and delightful tastes. So what would you do if you won our grand prize, $1,000 in dining gift certificates?


Sink your teeth into that steak. Photo: Milestones

The Oh So Good Classics

While these entrees may not strike you as new or creative, their careful preparation make them absolutely delicious classics, with a bit of a local spin. Whether you feel more like you're in your grandma's kitchen with Bangers and Mash from Bartholomew's or a Short Ribbed Pot Pie from Bella Montagna, these hearty and meaty meals will make you feel right at home. Indulge with a Striploin from Fire & Water or, if you really just can't decide between a steak and seafood, go to the Steamship Grill for a delicious surprise. Don't forget that many other restaurants also serve not-to-miss West Coast Classics, be sure to and view all Dine Around menus.

Unique creations at Ulla. PHoto: Ulla restaurant

Thinking Outside the Box

Who knew waffles would work so deliciously well with chicken and chili maple honey (North 48)? While you're out trying new restaurants, dive into some unique culinary adventures. After all, it's not every day that the Crooked Goose serves deliciously stuffed pork chops or Milestones' Mango Chili Shrimp surprises you with its sweet and spicy taste of the sea. So wouldn't you like to try a Chai Infused (yes, like the tea) Pork Sandwich at the Bengal Lounge, a Rye Berry Risotto with Blue Hubbard Squash from OLO by Ulla or some other culinary Dine Around adventure?


Appy Platter. Photo: Il Covo Trattoria

Welcome to Italy

Dive into a world where food is an art, a science and the epicentre of all life. Begin your tasty excursion with an Arancini Di Riso, a three cheese and portabella mushroom risotto ball, from the Veneto Tapa Lounge or a stunning Gorgonzola Insalada from Il Covo Trattoria. Move on to Tagliatelle with a Balsamic Lamb Ragu from Zambri's, a sweetly savoury Fig Braised Pork Belly grilled with scallops from Fiamo, deliciously stuffed tortellini at Pagliacci's or try a truly Italian pizza at Famoso. Slowly dive into the taste, sip your wine, enjoy good conversation and laugh a lot, Italian style, before finishing the night on a sweet note. Try the sensational Tiramisu at Il Covo Trattoria or allow the Dried Apricot Custard Tart from Café Brio to take you on a final spin through the Italian hills in conclusion to a wonderful Dine Around excursion.


Crabby goodness. Photo: Blue Crab Seafood House

Seafood Like You've Never Tasted Before

By yourself, you won't be able to spend the prize all in one night, so you might as well grab a friend and go for the exquisite seafood dishes at the Blue Crab. Begin with half a dozen oysters before indulging in a crab or two for dinner. Accompanied by a Calliope Sauv Blanc and Burrowing Owl Chardonnay and followed by Croissant Pudding, this meal will leave your tongue tingling. For other stunning seafood and fish creations view all Dine Around menus.