Residents interested in tasting the culinary offerings of restaurants in the mid-Island have an opportunity to visit local eateries and try three-course meals through the Dine About program.
Kim Smythe, president and CEO of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, said after the chamber organized Feastival last year it felt the atmosphere was right to participate in the Dine About program. The program has been operating in other cities, such as Victoria, for a number of years.
“It’s a way for people to find out about the restaurants they don’t know about,” said Smythe, adding it also gets people out into the community to “discover new tastes.”
The inaugural Nanaimo Dine About program features 25 restaurants in the mid-Island, which includes Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The participating restaurants will offer a three-course fixed menu ranging in price points including $25, $35 or $45. The restaurants many offer one price option, two or all three.
One of the Nanaimo restaurants participating is Browns Social House. Adam Dukoff, owner and operator of the restaurant, said Victoria Browns Social House locations have been participating in the program for years and it’s been “successful.”
He said the restaurant was looking to become involved in the program in the mid-Island the first year “to be part of a long-term successful plan.”
Browns Social House offers the $25 and $35 menu option. They feature the restaurant’s signature dishes and the $35 menu item features a “robust appetizer and entrée.”
“If you have been here, you can enjoy the dishes you have come to loves at Browns,” said Dukoff, adding it also gives people a chance to try dishes and restaurants they may never have tried before.
The promotion runs Friday (Feb. 19) to March 6 and is a partnership between the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association.
For more information and menus for Dine About please go to http://dineaboutmidisland.ca.