Tasting Plates East Village

On Wednesday May 18, we presented our 3rd tasting tour of the East Village neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants from Clark Drive to Renfrew. Registration took place in the 60 year old historic Tiki Bar located inside the…

Sabrine Dhaliwal and her Cocktails

Sabrine Dhaliwal is the Bar Manager at Uva in Vancouver. I asked Sabrine to make a selection of her unique cocktails at Uva. Up first is the Matinee Marnier Ingredients: 0.75 oz         Campari 0.75   oz      Grand Marnier 1.00 oz         Orange        …

Interview with Chef Brian Luptak

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…

A First Taste of Haida Wild

Dirty Apron Cooking School recently played host to a media/chefs tasting of some fairly new seafood products from Haida Wild. At each of the 4 chef stations I had a chance to sample their salmon and other products as well…

Brunch with Andrew Sosa at Catch 122

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

Taste of Thailand

A wonderful night celebrating the food and culture of Thailand was hosted by Vancouver Magazine and Sala Thai restaurant a couple of weeks ago. It was a delicious night featuring five local Thai restaurants in a culinary cook-off who each…

Tasting Brunch at La Brasserie

La Brasserie recently re-launched their popular weekend brunch service, I had a taste of some of their notable dishes. The Chicken Mornay Crepes and the potatoes with their homemade ketchup were delicious pairing perfectly with a glass of fresh orange…

Joe Fortes Lunch Menu, New Dishes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his spring / summer lunch menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some old favourites. 1st dish:   Tomato & Beet Salad fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes,…

Hawkers Wharf to Open this Summer

A new culinary centre under the direction and vision of it’s founder Chris Jerome is set to open in early July in North Vancouver. It is going to be a one of kind culinary destination that mixes their own bar,…

Interview with Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bartender | UVA| Vancouver Canadian Belvedere Brand Ambassador Sabrine started off her career in the hospitality industry as part of the team that opened Reflections rooftop lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011. From there she ended up working…

Vancouver Foodster 3rd Taco Challenge

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

West Oak Celebrates 3 Years

Last night I attended the 3rd Anniversary Celebration at West Oak Restaurant in Yaletown which specializes in Westcoast cuisine with a focus on ethically and locally sourced as possible ingredients. Owner Peter Girges and his partners hosted quite the fun party…

Tasting Brunch at WildTale

Recently starting up a weekend brunch service, I gave this one a whirl trying some of their dishes and juice combo over brunch on the patio in the heart of Yaletown. The Ginger fresh juice with carrot, ginger and lemon…

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) Chocolate Pannacotta Chocolate Panacotta with espresso crumble, Dulce de Leche, roasted cashews, black sesame, and mint Created by:…

Baron Samedi Rum Launch Party

Local artist Jace Kim was on hand to do a live painting of The Baron Samedi at the launch of this new spiced rum at Calabash Bistro in Vancouver recently. In under 2 hours Jace painted a 7 foot tall…

Tasting New Dishes at Drew’s Catering

I was recently invited to dine at the Chef’s Table to try some new dishes off of Chef Andrew Munro Drew’s Catering spring menu. Canapes Scallops in a roasted piquillo sauce with morel mushrooms Duck Breast with balsamic shallots on…

Cheesecake Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, and Richmond.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 14 – May 8, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites…

NAMMOS ESTIATORIO

3980 Fraser St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6850 Web: http://www.nammos.ca/ Twitter @NammosVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Greek cuisine, this Fraserhood hotspot is welcoming in both ambiance and delicious food. My friend Justin joined me as we shared multiple dishes…

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 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 throughout…

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