Restaurants in Vancouver have been nimbly adapting as needed to a year of unprecedented changes thanks to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and public health orders in B.C. Now, as 2020 comes to a close, locals have a familiar food event to look forward to in the new year, as Dine Out Vancouver has confirmed it will return in 2021.
For its 19th year, the Dine Out Vancouver Festival (DOVF) will put on its longest run ever. Spanning 31 days, from February 5 to March 7, 2021, DOVF will offer special menus from local chefs and socially distanced gastronomic experiences, all of which will adhere to any public health orders in place at the time to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
Over 300 restaurants were on board at the start of 2020 when Dine Out Vancouver was on, and for 2021, diners can expect hundreds of restaurants across the Metro Vancouver region to take part.
This summer, to encourage diners to support Vancouver restaurants and their permanent or temporary patios, DOVF ran a well-received month-long Dine OutSide Vancouver, that echoed the core event's offering of special menus and pricing. Much like in the summer, we can expect Dine Out's winter 2021 edition to include a range of special take-out only options for those who wish to take their meals to go instead of dining in.
Menus will be announced and reservations will open on January 25, 2021.