Noodle Mania on January 11, 2017

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in East Vancouver and Yaletown! This 4th noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016….

Experiencing the Italian Opera Buffet

Last Saturday evening I dined at Oceans 999 inside the Pan Pacific Hotel for their Italian Opera Buffet. I was invited by the Pan Pacific to come and experience their Italian Opera night, it was my first time back in…

Gastown Brunch Crawl on January 21

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit several restaurants throughout the Gastown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

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)Devil’s Food Cake homemade by Chef Lynda Larouche, decadent layers of chocolate cake and ganache  YUM!   Argo Café…

Curry Challenge 2016 Winners

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout…

Tasting Plates Chinatown 2016

On November 23, 2016 we presented our Tasting Plates Chinatown and area event that showcased 5 restaurants and establishments paying homage to the historical era of Chinatown as well as showcasing new eateries. Floata Seafood Restaurant Our Tasting Plate: Vegetable…

Domini Veneti at Cibo Trattoria

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Domini Veneti wines from Italy over a wonderful lunch at Cibo Trattoria prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Byrd and his team. The following wines were paired with the various dishes during…

Family Matters Episode 6 Pairing Dinner

Mark Singson is one creative local chef who through his own FAM Inc (Food Art Music) pop-up dinner series; has been creating unique pairing dinners around the city. For this, his latest, dubbed episode 6, he teamed up and collaborated…

New Chef, New Dishes at Culinary Capers

I recently was a guest at a wonderful dinner party held inside Culinary Capers kitchen where Executive Chef Stewart Boyles presented a menu filled with delight. After a reception featuring a selection of Hors d’oeuvre that included Chili Lime Coconut…

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter:[email protected]_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

Dine Out Vancouver 2017 Brunch Crawls and Art, Eat & Sip

Tourism Vancouver Dine Out Festival and Vancouver Foodster present If you are a fan of our Tasting Plates events or love trying new dishes and restaurants, you are going to want to hear about the 7 events that Vancouver Foodster is…

Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their tiramisu creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and bakery will be featuring their tiramisu on their menu from November 17 – December 11,…

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2016

The 9th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 16th. This event saw a packed house of 700 people sampling many or all of the fourteen…

Celebrating the Holiday Season at Holts Cafe

The other night I had a chance to enjoy some canapes while mingling with the Holt Renfrew staff along with other media as we embarked on the festive season. Chef Nicolas Hipperson was introduced by Carla Stef, Manager, Marketing &…

Food Talks Vol 14

Food Talks Vol 14 Speakers (from left to right)  Shaun and Sonia Strobel, Teddie Geach, Guy Dean, Trevor Bird and Mike McDermid On November 2 we presented the 14th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers…

First Taste of Café Lokal

A European styled café in the heart of Kitsilano, run by owner Zoran Milakovic who has years of experience working in other cafes here and back home in Serbia. Loved the seating options throughout the café with it’s unique table…

HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY

1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-1108 Web: http://www.eatheritage.ca/ Twitter @Eatheritagenow Advice: Monday – Friday 8am -8pm. Counter service. With it’s nod to making delicious Bao’s, this threesome of owners, Chef Felix Zhou along with Natasha Romero and Paul…

Burger Challenge Winners 2016

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Annual Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 14 – November 6, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Dan’s Legacy Chefs Charity Dinner

On Thursday, October 27th, I attended a wonderful dinner at the Vancouver Club, which raised $70,000 for Dan’s Legacy. The charity provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs for youth survivors of trauma and abuse. Hosted by Fred Lee, guests enjoyed…

Winemakers Dinner at City Side Winery

On October 21, I attended the first wine makers dinner held at the beautiful City Side Winery, this wonderful dinner featured the talented Chef Christopher Floyd pairing up his dishes with wines from City Side Winery. There were a selection…

The Unsung Heroes: Sake & Sherry

Comparisons and tasting of That’s Life Gourmet Sake and Sherry, lead by Margaux Leahelaine and Mariko Tajiri was a great way to learn about some of their fine Sherry as well as Sake from their portfolio. Aged sakes have a…

First Taste of Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria

Firecrust is a premium fast-casual Neapolitan pizza concept, this location is the first one in Vancouver as well as in British Columbia. The company has already opened restaurants in Dallas, Texas and Alberta. Mark Medalla, Managing Partner told me; Pizzas…

BREAKFAST TABLE

1481 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 805-1900 Web: http://www.breakfasttable.ca Twitter @mmmbreakfast604 Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. South Granville is one of those neighborhoods that has a good mix of people living and retail shops, what was needed for…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their curry creations into this challenge, most have created a special curry creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their curry…

Tasting Plates Chinatown on November 23

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

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