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Half-price Dinner @ Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts (Granville Island)

  • Dec 16, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts

Pre-Payment is REQUIRED for this event.

**RSVPs are now open, and your pre-payment will guarantee your spot. Since I have to guarantee the reservation with my personal credit card, you MUST pay in advance.**

I choose to use PayPal to avoid the lengthy emailing back-and-forth that goes into arranging payment for this event any other way. You can also pay by email money transfer - just message me and I'll send you my email address.

I have eaten at this restaurant with Social Butterflies more than a dozen times, and the quality of the food and presentation is outstanding. On Mondays through Thursdays, their three-course prix-fixe menu is only $26, and with tax & gratuity makes it $32 all-in (beverages extra). If you do not order beverages, then you will be completely pre-paid for this event - which will feel nice when the date rolls around, and you don't have to budget for your mini-break ;)

WHAT A GOOD DEAL. The food is magnificent. I cannot say enough good things about how tasty it always is. We often split a bottle of wine between 4 - 6 people, and with the half-off feature it is guaranteed to be a super-cheap and DELICIOUS meal.

As with most prix-fixe menus, there are three options for appetizer, three for entree, and three for dessert. There are windows to watch the students in the kitchen preparing the luscious desserts, which is lots of fun in itself.


In order to make a reservation at this restaurant, I have to guarantee it with my personal credit card, and if someone doesn't show up, we have to pay for their food anyway. Therefore, I will be collecting $32 per person prior to the event (via PayPal or email money transfer). Then you'll only have to pay for your beverages, if you order any, and those will come on your own separate bill. It is very complicated otherwise, so this is the way it works best for us and saves oodles of time when it comes time to settle the bills. If you pre-pay and then have to change your RSVP to "not going," I will refund your payment as soon as I receive payment from another member who is taking your spot.

Receipt of your payment confirms your spot. In other words, once I receive your payment, your RSVP "I'm going" will remain "I'm going." Until you have paid, it might be changed to "not going" if someone else pays before you.


I schedule this event frequently, so you will have other opportunities if you aren't sure you can make it this time.

Parking is free in the garage under the restaurant, and the location is transit-friendly (just at the entrance to Granville Island).

The menu changes every week and there is always a vegetarian option on request, but feel free to check out the current offerings on their web site:

Click here for Sample Menus


About the Restaurant:

Experience fine cuisine, prepared by tomorrow's great chefs: Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts was founded to create a 'real-world' training experience for the school’s professional Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts was the first private training facility in Canada with a fine dining restaurant on the premises.

Students in our Culinary Arts program operate the restaurant for the final portion of their training. "Real-world" experience ensures our students are prepared for placement in top restaurants and hotels worldwide. Under the direction of our Chef Instructors, students design and prepare a three-course menu weekly. To master all aspects of restaurant organization, our Restaurant Instructors guide students through formal guest service.

Our menus change weekly so that we are able to offer our guests a constant source of the freshest quality foods available, as well as a variety of seasonal choices.


Please note additional optional "event fee"/donation of a loonie per person, to help cover the meetup web site costs (a 1-month term as organizer costs me $19, and while I am willing to foot the bill, I would like to offset some of the cost). You can pay this in advance via PayPal if you would like. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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  • Shila_Bhimji

    It was good to see you and thanks for the lovely stimulating conversations with all perspectives and subject matters. It's why I liked the group and found it a good experience. The Raspberry Chocolate mouse = awesome...of course the rest of the meal was as well.

    December 17, 2013

  • Shila_Bhimji

    I will be there in my new tacky Christmas ugly sweater. My favorite part of the holidays.

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • sonya

    Sorry I am not able to go now , wish I could but have fun ladys maybe next time

    December 15, 2013

  • Padma S.

    I can meet only sunday's

    November 20, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Half-price Dinner @ Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts (Granville Island)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: will also refund if we are able to get someone else to take your spot, and make their payment before the event.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

Optional Donation

CAD1.00 whenever you feel like it :)

This covers: organizer dues (so our group can take advantage of the features of

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Bring a loonie to any Social Butterflies event, but please note that the donation is optional! Feel free to participate fully in the group regardless :)

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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