Dinner at Wild Rice – Music at Dr. Sun Yat Sen
Enchanted Evenings Dinner Packages are back for a summer of dining and musical pleasure. Offered in conjunction with Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden’s Enchanted Evenings Concert Series, the public can book a pre-concert dinner at Wild Rice (Pender St. location) followed by an evening of music at the Garden – all with one easy phone call.
The delicious combination is available every Friday night starting July 6th through August 31st and features a diverse line-up of musical entertainment including the hot Latin rhythms of Rumba Calzada, gypsy jazz with Van Django, the fusion sounds of Silk Road and traditional blues and gospel with Jim Byrnes. Price for the concert is a very reasonable $25 ($20 for Garden members). The full line-up with dates is available on Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s web site: http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
For concert-goers, a special three-course pre-concert dinner is available at Wild Rice’s Chinatown location on Pender Street – only a five-minute walk from the Garden.
Executive Chef Todd Bright has designed a flavourful menu designed to get your taste buds singing. The three-course dinner starts with a choice of Wild Rice’s modern version of Wonton Soup or Siu Choy Salad. For mains, there is a choice of Wild Rice’s ‘Chinese Fish ‘n Chips’ (beer-battered ling cod, Asian Tartar Sauce, taro shoestring frites) or its ‘meaty’ Grilled King Oyster Mushroom (with cashew ricotta and polenta fries). End dinner on a sweet note with a choice of either Water Chestnut Streusel or Chocolate and Taro Spring Roll.
The price for this special pre-concert dinner is only $21 (plus tax and gratuity) per person. As this special menu is available only to concert-goers, dinner reservations must be made by calling Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden at 604-662-3207, ext. 209. Concert tickets can be booked at the same time. However, patrons will pay for the dinner portion of the package at the restaurant.
With a great deal such as this, you may find yourself singing “some enchanted evening” – just like Emile in South Pacific.