Travel Deal for February 23-24, 2013
You can do just that at the Four Seasons Vancouver, where a dining package at the hotel’s sensational Yew gives visitors a $150 credit for a meal at this establishment that made the 2012 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Guide. Vacay.ca judge Katie Marti selected Yew as one of her choices for the first-of-its-kind list of Canada’s best restaurants. Of the No. 22-ranked entrant, she said, “This is a high-end, fine-dining experience that doesn’t take itself too seriously thanks to special promotions like Wine Down Sundays, where every bottle of wine is 50% off all day.”
The Four Seasons Yew Dining Package is available until the end of this year and includes one night’s stay and the $150 credit for the restaurant. Prices for the dinner-and-night package will vary based on the time of year. A recent search of the Four Seasons Vancouver website shows weekend prices for the Yew package in March running for $355 per night.
Vacay.ca Hails Vancouver’s Dining Scene
Not only did Vancouver place 11 restaurants on the 2012 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Guide, it had the No. 1 overall selection by judges. Vij’s, a favourite for its unique take on Indian cuisine, was honoured as the top choice. Judges are preparing their lists for the 2013 edition of the top restaurants and the newest rankings will be published in April 2013.
Like last year, a People’s Choice winner will be named. Send in the name of your favourite restaurant to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will automatically be entered into the Foodie of the Year Contest, where you can win a meal at one of the top restaurants in the nation.
From last year’s article that named the top 50 restaurants, Vacay.ca writes: “Vikram Vij says the accomplishment of being named No. 1 is an indication that his cuisine that he fought so hard for has delivered validation for both himself and his homeland.
‘If 18 years ago, you said an Indian restaurant would win something like this, people would’ve scoffed, they would’ve laughed,’ Vij says. ‘This makes me feel that I’ve done justice to my culture and my country.’
It also indicates how inclusive Canadian palates have become. Renee Suen, another Vacay.ca judge and a noted food reporter for Toronto Life, says, ‘All in all, Vij’s embraces all that is Canada: a celebration of our multi-culturalism, acceptance of foreign flavours and utilization of ‘local’ ingredients, friendly and hospitable service, and a generosity of spirit.’”