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Tangoo: a fun way to discover Vancouver's culinary delights

Tangoo your way to fine dining drink and entertainment

Tangoo is an affordable resto-cocktail hop experience with seamless access to distinct venues, great company and exclusively-packaged menus.

Tangoo was an original thought that came to him in Barcelona, shares Paul Davidescu, the inspirational brilliance behind the Tangooing experience.

Davidescu's quest is to bring some vibrancy back to the Vancouver night scene by taking the hassle out of planning and doing something different by having fun and meeting new people.

It breaks the nine-to-five rut that is easy for many to get stuck in, by creating planned spontaneity to get out and do some things that people might not individually be able to have the opportunity to go do.

It’s a tremendous way to discover new local venues and menus that, otherwise might not pique your interest.

Tangoo offers flexibility, contrast and opportunities to interact with familiar friends and family members or to really stretch yourself and bring some new friends and acquaintances into your circle of influence.

It’s a great way to plan a ‘date’ night with your spouse, gather a group of your best peeps to chill with or just go with a good buddy and hang out.

Tangoo is about experiencing some of the finest entertainment options that you might otherwise not have considered, including food, beverage, music and maybe even some dancing.

With excitement and curiosity for the upcoming options around the corner in 2013, December 6 marked the final Tangoo option for 2012.

Thinking Tangoo? Here’s an idea of what you can expect.

Tickets can be ordered online with all the decisions made in advance in terms of which restaurants you’d like to eat at and what part of your dinner you’d like to have at each location. For example, you might want to have an appetizer at one place and a main entrée at another.

My evening began with the choice of an appetizer and drink at a restaurant that I had chosen in advance. The time was set from 7 to 8:15 p.m., dinner following from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. and then it was time to hit up the bar scene from 10:15 p.m. on.

The group I started the evening with hung out at Yaletown L’Antipasto (1127 Mainland) and enjoyed a glass of wine or beer. I opted for the white wine (Masi Bianco) and enjoyed a mix of Piatto di Affettati and Bruschetta Mista.

Fun tip: Take a date, and share what’s on their plate as well.

I especially enjoyed the bruschetta, served in little bowls filled to the brim with fresh olives.

L’Antipasto is a quaint, little intimate space to enjoy a nice meal with a large variety of fine wines to choose from.

A little-known secret about the restaurant is that one of the owners who ate some buffalo mozzarella cheese on his first trip to Italy in 1998 and thought it was chicken breast fell in love with the authentic Italian food. Real mozzarella cheese, he realized, doesn’t come in plastic-wrapped bricks.

It took some time deciding which place to choose for the meal venues for my evening out, as they all sounded so good. I wasn’t familiar with many of the restaurants, but that’s one of the greatest features of the Tangoo experience. They bring the great restaurant ideas to you.

I heard that 100 people turned up for the event and we were all divided up between L’Antipasto, 131 Water Street and Verace Pizzeria to start up the evening.

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