Brewhall Opening

On August 8th, I attended the opening party for Daniel Frankel’s new Brewhall, Vancouver’s first and only craft brewery and large-scale foodhall, beerhall, arcade and coming soon beer store. They are a collaboration brewery, working with many brewing partners and…

8th Annual Best of the West

On August 8, I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  It was another beautiful and warm night on the pier where guests mingled eating delicious bites from North Shore restaurants and sipped on…

Vancouver Poke Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Poke Challenge was another success featuring poke creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their poke creation from July 10-August 5, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Vancouver Iced Tea Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Iced Tea Challenge was another success featuring iced tea creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their iced tea creation from July 12-August 5, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Creative Pastry Chefs to Watch

Here are some pastry chefs making waves around the city’s cafes and restaurants, these are passionate people who are fairly new on the local scene and worth watching. Chef Daniel Munoz He works as the Head Pastry Chef at Nemesis…

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)Strawberry Tart Strawberry Tart with macerated local strawberries, filled with strawberry jam, with notes of Mezcal, topped with cream…

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the 4th Annual Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge. Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each cafe will be featuring their sundae creations on their menu from August 2-26, 2018. How…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 22

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 22 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

CASABLANCA CREPE TASTE OF MOROCCO

1610 Robson St, unit 108, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-0103 Web: http://www.casablancacrepedelivery.ca Twitter:@CrepeOf  Instagram: @casablancacrepe Advice: No reservations. Chef Samy runs the show at this secret hideway that specializes in Moroccan style crepes and dishes. After a few visits over the past few…

HUGO’S MEXICAN KITCHEN

19181 Fraser Highway, Surrey Tel:778-547-8835 Web: www.hugosmexicanfood.com Instagram @hugosmexicanfood Advice: No reservations. Located on the edge of Surrey in the Clayton Heights neighborhood, it is all about Mexican eats and drinks here where almost everything is made from scratch. Complimentary…

Vancouver Crepe Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge was another success featuring crepe creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their crepe creation from June 26 – July 19, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge 2018 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was another success featuring chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from June 21 – July 15, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

Interview with Jesse Hochhausen

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some of…

Vancouver Foodster Iced Tea Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Iced Tea Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their Iced Tea creations into this challenge, some have entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Iced…

THE RISE EATERY

3121 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8280 Web: http://theriseeatery.com/ Instagram @theriseeatery Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on a contemporary mix of Asian fusion cuisine, this beautiful eatery in the South Granville neighborhood is as creative with it’s dishes as…

Coffee Cupping at 1914 Coffee in Squamish

I recently took part in a Coffee cupping (coffee tasting) with Mike Chapman who owns this café in the heart of Squamish. He was a rock climber before he took an interest in coffee of which is an expert in…

Vancouver Foodster Poke Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Poke Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Poke creations into this challenge, some entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Poke creation just for…

FIORE

1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1485 Web: https://fiorerestaurants.ca/ Instagram @fioreyvr Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Italian inspired food and drink, this neighborhood gem driven by talented chef Alexandrea Fladhamer is turning heads. It’s a fairly small…

Interview with Chef Hiro Watanabe

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some of…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

Interview with Chef Sandy Chen

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some of…

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl

Last week I took part in a cool tour of 3 lounges in the Chinatown area, presented by the Vancouver Gourmet Club. The evening began at the registration spot outside of the Dr Sun Yut-Sen Garden where all gathered to…

Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Crepe creations into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Crepe creation just for this challenge. Each…

Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on July 11

Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale and area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and bakeries. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 11 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented…

Mamie Taylor’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up

Following the Mamie Taylor’s barrel aged Manhattan was the perfect welcome cocktail for Chef Jeff Koop’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up that I recently attended. This themed dinner celebrated the steakhouse as we know it in Chicago, going back in time to…

Tasting Plates Westend

On Wednesday June 20, we presented our Westend Tasting Plates dining tour with delicious Japanese, Moroccan and South Indian dishes plus burgers, sandwiches, pie, kombucha, coffee and tea, and more.   Milano Coffee Your choice of Espresso or Americano Davie…

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