Chocolate Desserts Tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro

One of the highlights of my Cornucopia Festival experience last month was this intimate chocolate dessert tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro, held in their stunning wine cellar. Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin presented four of his newest desserts made of…

New Dishes Tasting at Cactus Club Cafe

Chef Cory Vitiello is the Cactus Club Director of Culinary Development, some of his newly created dishes were featured along with some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes at a dinner recently. Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff paired some incredible wines…

Field Trip to Courtenay

“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…

Tasting at the New Prospect Point Cafe

After a $3.5 million renovation completed in late summer, the iconic Prospect Point café located at Prospect Point in Stanley Park re-opened. Once operational, I had a chance to taste thru the menu and try some of their new dishes….

Chanukah Treats

This year the Jewish festival of Chanukah is celebrated December 12 – 20, this is an 8 day Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of light, it is a joyous festival of lights. People celebrate by lighting the menorah, playing…

MANOUSH’EH

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 440-4402 Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Advice: Counter service. Here it is all about their traditional Lebanese flatbreads and they make them savory and sweet. All the baking is done in their stone oven in…

Interview with Chef Nyle Petherbridge

Executive Chef Nyle Petherbridge, joined the Kingfisher team in the Spring of 2016 as an accomplished Canadian Red Seal Chef who has over 20 years’ experience including the Metropolitan Hotel, Le Méridien, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, as well as a number…

Our Inaugural Holiday Market

Last night we held our first Holiday Market in four distinct ‘markets’ around the West side of Vancouver, featuring multi-vendors both local and international at Meinhardts, Be Fresh and Milano Coffee Roasters, plus Silk Road Tea who featured their own…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

Cake Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from bakeries and restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 9 – December 3, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Food Talks Vol 15

Food Talks Vol 15 Speakers (from left to right) Ian Bruce, Jason Gilron, Caren McSherry, Paul Grunberg and Brian Turko. On November 7 we presented the 15th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from the food…

MRKT EAST

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/mrkt-east/ Twitter: @parqvancouverbc Instagram: @parqvancouverbc Advice: Counter service, order then pay, open daily. On the second floor of Parq Vancouver on the JW Marriott side. Inspired by Singapore night markets, this is an…

Tasting Plates North Van Brunch

On Saturday November 25 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. Maru Korean Bistro * Rice stack with Gochujang pulled…

Tasting Plates Yaletown Brunch

On Saturday October 28 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Yaletown neighborhood. Cha La Tea Merchant Café Dragonwell + Tuna Spinach Toast Matcha + Shrimp…

Field Trip to Abbotsford

“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…

DAVIE DOSA COMPANY

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-5899 Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus on authentic South Indian fare, owner Sharv Ramachandran is well versed in creating flavourful dishes with his chef…

Interview with Brad Hill of The Gastown Foodie

I had an opportunity to sit down with Brad Hill at Nelson the Seagull café, one of the beautiful cafes in Brad Hill’s latest book. The Gastown Foodie is a snapshot of the foodie culture of Gastown in stories, recipes…

Canadian Club 40 Year Old tasting at L’Abattoir

I recently had the opportunity to taste this special Whiskey, a 40 Year Old whiskey from Canadian Club, this was a rare moment to celebrate a true Canadian whiskey and we did this at L’Abattoir in Gastown. The Canadian Tuxedo…

Roadtrip in the Acura MDX to Campbell River

I recently spent a weekend test driving the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2017 on a road trip to Campbell River with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 1 to take BC Ferries over…

POLITOS LATIN CAFÉ

942 Westwood St, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-1744 Web: http://politoscafe.ca/ Twitter: @politoscafebc Instagram @politoscafebc Advice: Open daily. Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico….

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

MAIZAL

2815 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 709-0813 Web: https://maizalrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @maizalyvr Instagram @maizal_yvr Advice: Open daily, counter service. Focussing on Mexican tacos and other healthy dishes from owner Rodrigo Vela’s hometown, here they make their own corn tortillas on their…

House Party at Whistler Cornucopia 2017 Recap

It’s been years since my last visit to Cornucopia, back then it was a 4 day event, in recent years it became an 11 day event. This year I attended Cornucopia on the latter part of the festival and had…

BAD DOG BREAD

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: 778-970-0346 Web: http://baddogbread.com/ instagram @baddogbreadnv Advice: Closed Mondays. Opens at 7am. With master baker and owner Vadim Mugerman at the helm, he has been baking all sorts of incredible breads and cooking since starting out literally…

HONEY SALT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8200 Web: http://honeysalt.ca/ Twitter: @honeysaltvan Instagram: @honeysaltvancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome, open daily. On the first floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on celebrating the best of what British Columbia has to offer with…

Davin de Kergommeaux Talks Canadian Whisky at the Vancouver Club

I recently attended an intimate guided whisky tasting by Davin de Kergommeaux, the Author of Canadian Whisky, a book recently published by Appetite Randomhouse. From left to right, we tried his selection of 5 whiskies, #43, then the Crown Royal which…

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