A new dining event that will mark the Lunar New Year is a great opportunity to eat delicious food from some of Vancouver's top Asian restaurants while supporting a worthy cause.
Called Dining for the Feast of Fortune, the new dining series comes from the team at the Chinese Restaurant Awards and is raising funds for the future of health care – new St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre.
"Since 2015, Chinese Restaurant Awards has showcased culinary excellence at the annual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune event for St. Paul’s Foundation," explain organizers. "This year, the Awards and St. Paul’s Foundation wish to take this fundraiser to the next level by inviting the dining public to gift and taste this unique and first-of-its-kind dining series and celebrate the Lunar New Year with a meaningful mission."
Tiger Prawns with Eggplant is one of the dishes on the Dining for the Feast of Fortune menu at Bamboo Grove in Richmond. Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards
Diners will find exclusive lunch and dinner menus at several local restaurants available for dine-in or take-out from Monday, February 8 through Sunday, February 21. Participating establishments include one of Richmond's oldest Chinese restaurants, Bamboo Grove, which is featuring among its dishes their award-winning "Pork Stomach & White Pepper Long-Boiled Soup" and Vancouver's Torafuku, where chef-owner Steve Kuan is presenting his “east meets west’ special dinner menu.
You'll find the following restaurants in Vancouver and Richmond taking part in the Dining for the Feast of Fortune:
- Bamboo Grove Restaurant
- Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine
- Heritage Asian Eatery
- Hotpot Palace
- JOY CAFÉ by Fortune Terrace
- Po Kong Vegetarian Restaurant
- The Fish Man
Menus and more details are available online.
Dining for the Feast of Fortune is also offering a couple of other ways to help out beyond you ordering a meal to enjoy out or at home. Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is offering a limited quantity of its Premium Artisan XO Sauce. Priced at $35 per jar, the restaurant is donating 25% of sales to the new St. Paul’s Foundation. Pick-up for orders of the special sauce begins Feb. 1.
Little Fox Bakehouse in Vancouver has a special Year of the Ox sweet treat gift set. Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards
Additionally, the delectable Little Fox Bakehouse in Richmond has a “Year of the Ox” Macaron Set. This exclusive gift box includes a black sesame macaron to highlight the Year of the Ox, a large mango macaron, as well as three shortbread flavours: cashew, matcha, and black sesame. Priced at $16 per box, $3 profit of each box will be donated to the new St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre. While you're picking up your gift box at Little Fox, be sure to add on some of the bakery's fantastic croissants to your order; look for fun flavours like bubble tea, among many others.
As one further way to take part, all of the participating restaurants, including Dynasty Seafood, are selling $100 gift certificates, of which $25 of each sold will be donated. Celebrate the Year of the Ox by giving the gift of dining out to be enjoyed as we move into spring.