BACCANO RESTAURANTE

1889 W 1st Ave, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-6920 Web: http://www.baccanovancouver.com/ Twitter: @BaccanoVancouve Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. With it’s star patio setting, Executive Chef Zach Steele leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and flavourful menu of Italian and Mediterranean…

Wonderous Halibut Dishes to Start the Season

As Halibut is one of my favourite fish, I am always quite excited to try some of the dishes that the creative chefs in and around our city have prepared, here are some that I have tried since the season…

Meatball Challenge Winners 2016

The Vancouver Foodster Meatballs Bowl Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, and North Van.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 6-30, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily…

WildTale Celebrates 1 Year

On April 24, I attended the 1st Anniversary party at WildTale in Yaletown where co-owners John Crook and Erik Heck invited media guests and their friends to celebrate. I enjoyed their buffet of delicious salads, guests also enjoyed wine, caesars…

Vancouver International Tequila Expo on May 28

The 5th Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on May 28, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity. The event is Canada’s largest showcase of premium agave…

Sustainability Featured at DOXA May 5-15

The DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 5 – 15 and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Environment and Sustability themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration, make…

Tasting Plates East Village on May 18

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the East Village neighborhood in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up…

CHICKPEA

Hornby and Cordova, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter: @ILoveChickpea Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Specializing in Vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have…

SPACCA NAPOLI PIZZERIA

2801 St Johns Street, Port Moody Tel: (604) 939-5800 Web: https://pizzeriaspaccanapoli.com/ Twitter @Spacca_NapoliPM Advice: No reservations. Closed Monday’s. Specializing in the Italian Napolitana style, this pizzeria is a gem worth the drive from one part of the city to the other….

Sumac Ridge Wine Dinner at Showcase

After the reception that featured one of the Sumac Ridge wines along with some appetizers that included delicious lamb chops and dehydrated beets, goat cheese mousse and pistachio crumble it was on to a delicious pairing meal prepared by Chef Westley…

COCORU CHICKEN

2140-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-8569 Instagram: cocoruworld Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins welcome. It’s all about fried chicken at this gem which specializes in Korean fried chicken offering up diners several different takes on their delicious…

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) Sicilian Cannoli Pistachio Ricotta Cannoli and the original Ricotta Cannoli Created by: Sam Pero of @CannolikingVan Spacca Napoli…

Fresh Ideas Start Here Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of Jenice Yu’s new seafood store in the heart of Kitsilano. A local purveyor and smoker of premium Oceanwise BC seafood and fish. Jenice Yu is the proprietor of this new store and…

Bonjour Marketplace

8496 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-889-6865 Web: http://bonjourmarket.ca/ Instagram: @bonjour_marketplace Hours: 10am – 7pm daily Bonjour Marketplace is a run by a few families, they feature a Natural Food Store as well as their own smoothie and soups bar inside the…

Interview with Chef Stefan Hartmann

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…

The Last Great Malts Unveiled

I recently had a chance to learn about The Last Great Malts whiskey collection from their global brand Ambassador Gabriel Cardarella of Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky. In a one on one session earlier in the day and then at the…

Friday Night Bites at The Dirty Apron

Such a great idea for a Friday night as you get ready for the weekend, The Dirty Apron has just launched a demo & dine style cooking class called Friday Night Bites. This 2-1/2 hour class takes place every 2nd…

Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge. I have invited restaurants, cafes and bakeries from all over the city to enter their cheesecake into this challenge, some have their cheesecake on their menus and others have created a special cheesecake…

Tasting Plates Richmond

Cocoru Chicken On Wednesday April 13, we presented our 2nd tasting tour of the central Richmond area featuring a great selection of restaurants; centered on Number 3 Road and area from Bridgeport to Westminster Highway. The Apron Our Tasting Plate:…

Reflections Reopens at the Rosewood

Last night I attended the re-opening of one of the nicest and secluded patios in the city, Reflections:The Garden Terrace in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Reflections is an elegant alfresco rooftop bar and lounge, located on the hotel’s fourth floor…

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