VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Jan 20, 2012) - Canada's largest food festival, Dine Out Vancouver, is back to celebrate its 10th year, offering locals and visitors the chance to sample the city's finest fare at discounted prices. From January 20th through February 5th, 2012, Vancouver restaurants are offering specially priced pre-fixe dinner menus, which include a starter, entree and dessert.

Guests of the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel won't have to travel far from this Vancouver Airport hotel to get in on the foodie action. The hotel's very own American Grille is participating in Dine Out Vancouver for its third year, offering a $55 pre-fixe dinner menu for only $28 per person.

This special menu features a number of delicious options. To start, choose between a garlic soup chive soufflé, jumbo scallops with couscous and fig salad or a flank steak salad with candied walnuts. Main course dishes including grilled ahi tuna with warm potato salad, braised lamb shank and butternut squash agnolotti with oven-roasted tomatoes. Waiters will be happy to suggest wine pairings, which have been specially selected for these dishes. To close out your delectable meal, select from the banana walnut cake, calamansi and passion fruit sorbet or the poached Peach Melba.

The American Grille has been recognized for having both the best business lunch and the best hotel lounge by Richmond News, and has been awarded with one grand gold medal, four gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal by the BC Chefs Association Culinary Competition. With convenient parking near Vancouver Airport, visitors can start their culinary journey at the American Grille before heading out to explore hundreds of other local restaurants participating in Dine Out Vancouver.

To make the most out of your visit, visit the hotel website for Vancouver Airport hotel deals, including packages offering breakfast, parking, business and shopping extras. While you're online, learn more about this eco-friendly hotel, just 5 km from the airport and minutes from the city's biggest attractions.

About the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
Located just 5 km from the airport, the Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel offers convenient accommodations for business and leisure travellers alike. This eco-friendly, Four Green Key hotel is minutes from major businesses, top attractions, world-class skiing, whale-watching tours and shopping and seafood in Steveston Village. Newly renovated accommodations are luxuriously appointed and include a 37-inch flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access, an ergonomic desk, Marriott's signature plush bedding and separate areas for living and sleeping. Travelling as a family or just want more room to spread out? One- and two-bedroom suites and studios are available, as well as concierge-level rooms offering additional amenities and services. If you're hoping to stay active on the road, check out the fitness centre, tennis court or heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. Come meal time, American Grille serves regionally inspired American cuisine, while Lotus Land features casual eclectic fare in a relaxed outdoor setting. This Richmond hotel is ideal for meetings, wedding receptions and tradeshows, with a barrier-free ballroom and 5,000 sq ft of event space.

Contact Information:

Shawn Caswell
Director of Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Airport Marriott
7571 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3
d: 604.232.2903
f: 604.232.2817