Taco Crawl around Vancouver

On Wednesday September 28, we presented our 1st tasting tour of tacos held all over downtown, Cambie Village and East Van. The evening event started off at the Dosa Hut where guests registered and started off their taco eating adventure…

Food Talks Vol 14 on November 2

November is Ocean Wise month, and Food Talks is marking it with an evening dedicated to the topic of ocean-friendly seafood. This is the fourteenth event in this Food Talks series which we are co-presenting with the Vancouver Aquarium, where…

Sangria Challenge Winners 2016

The  Vancouver Foodster 2nd Sangria Challenge was a huge success featuring 7 sangria creations from restaurants around Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Mission and Langley. Each restaurant featured their sangria creation from September 1-25, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

First Taste of Chi Restaurant

With a passion for cooking delicious cuisine, Owner/Chef Le Chi has recently opened her own restaurant in Kitsilano to offer diners a taste of traditional Vietnamese flavors in a contemporary and modern style. One thing they have learned is that…

Tasting Plates Port Moody 2016

On Wednesday September 21, we presented our 1st tasting tour of Port Moody featuring a great selection of restaurants and breweries. Registration took place inside Gabi & Jules Bakery. Gabi & Jules Our Tasting Cup and Tasting Plate: Gabi (coffee…

First Taste of Pokerrito

Following along with the Poke trend, fast casual, Pokérrito has recently opened its doors on Dunsmuir Street with a fresh food trend that’s gaining popularity. Poké (pronounced poe-kay), is a raw fish salad traditionally served as an appetizer in Hawaii….

Feast of Fields in Aldergrove

This year’s 22nd annual extraordinary feast was held on two adjacent farms on September 11, Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm was the setting for this feast. It’s one of my favourite events of the year, this annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s,…

First Taste of Virtuous Pie

An elevated fast-casual restaurant, focused on handcrafted plant-based pizzas, non-dairy ice creams, and seasonal salads, featuring local beer and wine on tap. Executive Chef Jim Vesal who was previously the Head Chef at Cocktails & Canapes Catering and Earls Yaletown,…

Vancouver Taco Crawl on September 28

Tantalize your taste buds at several different types of Taco shops throughout Vancouver! This Tacos tasting extravaganza is presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates of Tacos for guests to enjoy and you will…

Bodega on Main Celebrates 1 Year

On September 12, I attended the 1st Anniversary party at Bodega on Main in Strathcona where co-owners Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas. invited media guests and their friends to celebrate. Although they are celebrating…

TMIX TEA AND DESSERT

3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 707-0275 Web: http://www.tmixtea.com/ Twitter: @TmixTea Advice: Counter service. It’s a dessert emporium with an Asian flare that is filled will all sorts of tantalizing desserts some made with regular waffles and others made with…

Menu Tasting at Touhenboku Ramen

Visited for the first time recently to experience the menu offerings at this ramen focussed restaurant in the Westend. I was invited along with a group of media to try many of the selections. 1st course: A sample of appetizers…

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival October 4-7

One of Canada’s favourite food and drink events returns with star-studded culinary events at the 14th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival happening October 4 to 7, 2016. This year’s new EAT! Vancouver features unparalleled chef access, dinners and…

Touring Faculty Brewing

Husband-and-wife team Mauricio, the head brewer, and Alicia, the architect behind the brewery’s design started their brewery this past August. Located in the Olympic Village neighborhood just South of 2nd Avenue. At Faculty Brewing, they strive to create an open…

Tasting Plates Port Moody on September 21

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and breweries in Port Moody. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to…

Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 2nd Sangria Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring…

CROWBAR

646 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-crow Web:  http://www.crowbareastvan.com/ [email protected]_eastvan Advice: Open daily after 5pm. With it’s focus on creative cocktails and small plates, partners William Johnson and Jeremy Pigeon have created a notable spot in this neighborhood which marries inventive dishes…

From Farms to Forks 7 on October 2

On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, for the 7th year in a row, we’re bringing together some of the city’s most prominent chefs and mixologists along with the region’s best growers and producers for a fun night of local wine and…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1)Churro Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwich House-made sugary churro filled with a large scoop of Pistachio ice cream for a…

Sundae Challenge Winners 2016

The Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring 8 sundae creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 4-28, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite…

APERO KITCHEN AND WINE BAR

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-2583 Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com Twitter @apero_kitchen Advice: Reservations suggested, open nightly after 3pm. Specializing in Mediterranean flavours with a focus centred in Italy, Owner/Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer has created a wonderful menu filled with delicious…

Bon Appetit Dinner at Showcase Restaurant

Dining at a long table, it was a spectacular 8 course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Jesse Hochhausen and Executive Sous Chef Westley Feist with Poplar Grove Wine pairings. Matthew Holler of Poplar Grove Winery dined with us, his knowledge…

Grey Goose Pairing Dinner with Chef Jamie Kennedy

Recently, I attended a wonderful media dinner with a select group of media that featured Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy who created a spectacular dinner with a seafood emphasis to pair with Grey Goose Cocktails. The Boulangerie Bleue cocktails were designed…

Tasting Plates Westend 2016

On Wednesday August 24, we presented another tasting tour of the Westend neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants along Davie and Denman Streets. Registration took place inside Marquis Wine Cellars. Marquis Wine Cellars and Vera’s Burgers Our Tasting Cup…

First Taste of TAKO

With it’s focus on Korean style-Mexican food with a twist, TAKO is serving up tacos, quesadillas, burrito’s, along with rice cakes, tortilla chips and poutine. You will also find beer, cold brew coffee and other beverages. Owned by Kathy and…

Yen Do making Pho for over 30 Years

Yen wasn’t interested in cooking while growing up in South Vietnam. It was only after she moved to Canada her love for cooking developed, she first lived in Prince George and then settled in Vancouver in 1986 with her husband….

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