Written By Anya Levykh Folks / Reporter Jul 5, 2011 Enchanted Evenings at Wild Rice and a New Look for Bistro 101 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest The new interior at Bistro 101, credit: Karen S. MullerWild Rice has teamed up with Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden to offer a an “enchanting” summer deal. Every Friday night from July 8 until September 2 inclusive, enjoy a prix-fixe meal at Wild Rice, followed by a concert at the garden, for a grand total of $46 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The menu for these Enchanted Evenings includes your choice of any two items from the appetizer, main and dessert categories, as well as a beverage (wine, beer or tea).At a recent preview, I sampled crispy seafood wontons for my starter and a monstrous bowl of house-made Chinese BBQ duck and pork with Shanghai noodles (half of which ended up coming home with me). Other options include curry vegetable potstickers, spring rolls, Buddha’s curry with Maple Hill chicken, organic tofu kung po on rice noodles, ginger panna cotta, key lime pie, and flourless chocolate torte.As for the concerts, everybody from Jim Byrnes and the Universal Gospel Choir to Silk Road and Van Django is on the musical menu. We got to hear some excerpts from Silk Road’s amazing flamenco-pipa (Chinese lute) fusion, complete with dancing and troubadour vocals. Tickets can be reserved by calling Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden at 604.622.3207 ext. 209. Bistro 101 RedoneThose familiar with the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Granville Island know that its restaurant, Bistro 101, has long been the stomping ground of its talented brigade of students. The restaurant recently underwent extensive renovations and reopened as Bistro 101 and Bakery 101, with a contemporary and dramatic new look. The three-course pre-fixe menu is still served for both lunch ($18) and dinner ($24), Monday to Thursday, with the West Coast buffet served on Fridays ($20 for lunch; $30 for dinner). Prices in effect until August 31, 2011.– Anya LevykhRestaurant NewsVancouver Food Scene SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Anya Levykh Anya Levykh was born on the shores of the Black Sea, in what was formerly the USSR. The cold, Communist winters were too much for her family, and, before she was four feet tall, they had left for warmer climes in the south of ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE FOOD WE LOVE gives meaning to our history and to the things we value most. There is always one ... Read More First Look / Food People October 31, 2017 Adapt to Survive – The team behind Foo finds opportunity at Victoria’s hospitality crossroads. It’s not breaking news: Victoria’s restaurant scene is in the midst of varying states of crisis, depending on which Industry Insider you speak ... Read More Food People / Victoria September 8, 2017 EAT Talks Speaker Line-Up EAT TALKS N0 2 “Well… That Didn’t Work Out: Failures Flops and Frustrations” EAT Talks are a series of live events produced ... Read More Comments are closed.