Holiday Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this holiday season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish Roasted Scallops with apple + chestnut chutney, red cabbage, chai emulsion; a wonderful…

Winter Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his Winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these winter inspired dishes. 1st dish: Charred Smoked Scallops with Grapefruit, Celeriac, Pink Peppercorn, Pine Nuts, Parsley Purée, loved the flavours and presentation….

Field Trip to Galiano Island

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Exploring the Coffee Scene in Seattle

It has often been called the coffee capitol of the Northwest if not the entire USA; this is one city that thrives on sipping the best. I have been hanging out here a fair bit this past year, here is…

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) Eclair au Gianduja Incredible detail in flakiness of the pastry and the skill level in creating a delicious…

THE ITALIANS RESTAURANT

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5034 Web: n/a Instagram @theitalians_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s authentic Italian cooking Chef Matteo Vincenzi creates wonderous dishes out of a very small kitchen; the restaurant boasts a beautiful room with a wonderful…

UGLY DUMPLING

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-0005 Web: https://uglydumpling.ca/ Instagram @uglydumpling.ca Advice: No reservations, go early or expect to wait in the line-up, open Thursday – Monday Chef Darren Gee and Van Doren Chan have worked their way up the…

Experiencing the Ocean Wise Menu at The Dolar Shop Hotpot

This hot pot restaurant is the first in Canada to partner with Ocean Wise, an organization committed to promoting sustainable seafood. I attended an incredible dinner recently to experience The Dolar Shop hot pot for the first time as well…

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA

1510 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Phone: (604) 251-7586 Web: http://www.soprasottovancouver.com/ Instagram @soprasotto.vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. Inspired by Nonna’s cooking, this Italian focussed eatery features Executive Chef, Enrico Fratoni who has brought fresh, local and approachable fare to the neighbourhood. I have dined a…

Noodle Mania on January 16

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver between Cambie Village, Olympic Village, Commercial Drive and area! This 6th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls…

Talking Festive Treats for the Holiday Season

This week on my Best and the Foodiest segment on The Lynda Steele Show at CKNW 980 am, we tasted a yummy yule log to celebrate the festive season, the Bûche Coco Amande Chocolat is one of this year’s creations from…

MANGIA CUCINA

2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-5445 Web: https://www.mangiacucina.com/ Twitter: @mangia604 Instagram @mangia604 Advice: Reservations suggested This charming house is the setting for this Italian cuisine focussed eatery run by Sicilian born Chef Allessandro who’s menu is filled with favourite dishes…

Chefs in the Hood 2.0

On October 20, I attended another fabulous fundraiser by the Chefs in the Hood crew, this time around the event was turned up a notch, held at the Law Courts Inn downtown Vancouver with 500 people in attendance. It was…

Around the City in the Honda CRV

One of my favourite cars in the Honda fleet is the Honda CRV, I have driven this model for past travel adventures outside of the city and it’s always been a great ride. I recently spent a week test driving the…

Our 2nd Holiday Market

The other night we held our second Holiday Market in four distinct ‘markets’ around Vancouver, featuring multi-vendors at Espressotec and Be Fresh, Silk Road Tea who featured their own products as well as the Main Street Honey Shoppe where we…

Nachos Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Nachos Challenge was a success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 8 – December 2, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our…

Bacio Rosso Dinner Theatre at Queen Elizabeth Park

A one of a kind dinner theatrical experience has come to Vancouver for the holiday season which will now continue on through early 2019. I had a chance to enjoy one of their performances last month under the big tent…

Cheesecake Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge was another success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 2-25, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel…

Sandwich Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge  was another success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Sandwich creation from November 1-25, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

Around the City in the Acura RDX

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura RDX 2018 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. Took a drive out to Surrey…

Burger Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster 5th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 18 – November 11, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Dumpling Fest Vancouver

Hon’s Wonton House We held our first ever Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 7th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Taiwanese, Russian,…

Chef Bueno Jefferson at The Chefs Table

I recently attended a wonderful dinner at JJ’s Restaurant inside the VCC downtown campus presented by their Culinary Arts department. Chef Jefferson Bueno is a former alumni who currently lives and works in Victoria; he presented a tasty creative menu…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

Vancouver Nachos Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Nachos Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Nachos creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Nachos creations on their menu from November 8 – December 2, 2018….

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