Thursday, July 05, 2012

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden's dinner + concert



Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden's Enchanted Evenings Concert Series is back this summer for two months of musical evenings. Add to that a pre-concert dinner at nearby Wild Rice, and the "What do we do on Friday evenings?" is easily answered. Best of all, one phone call will reserve your spot at dinner, followed by an evening of music at the Garden.

The Friday night series begins July 6 and runs through August 31, featuring a diverse line-up of musical entertainment. Groups include 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.

Concert tickets are $25 ($20 for Garden members), and for concert-goers, a special-three course dinner is available at Wild Rice's Chinatown location at 117 W. Pender Street (a five-minute walk from the Garden) for $21 (plus tax + tip). The meal begins with appetizer of Wonton Soup or Siu Choy Salad; a main course of either Chinese Fish 'n Chips (beer-battered ling cod, Asian Tartar Sauce taro shoestring frites) or Grilled King Oyster Mushroom (with cashew ricotta and polenta fries); and a dessert of either Water Chestnut Streusel or Chocolate and Taro Spring Roll.

Dinner reservations must be made by calling Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden at 604.662.3207, ext. 209. Concert tickets may be booked at the same time (diners will pay for the dinner at the restaurant).

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden
Photo by Sue Frause