On February 15th we presented the first Tasting Plates Vancouver event that showcased 11 restaurants, cafes, bakeries & food trucks in 11 locations all over downtown Vancouver including Gastown, Yaletown, Downtown and the Westend.
Tasting Plates Registration
The evening began at W2 Media Cafe on 111 West Hastings where guests registered and picked up their Tasting Plates Cards and then dispersed to the various participating restaurants to taste a multitude of dishes representing many different types of cuisine that included savoury and sweet!
Zach (l) & Ryan (r) owners of the Juice Truck
Leonadis Chocolate Café
W2 Media Cafe
Sarb -owner of Soho Road
Chef Adrian at Notturno Paninoteca
William - owner of WE. Coffee
Weldon - owner of Cosca Restaurant
Participating restaurants included: Notturno Paninoteca, Cosca Restaurant, Bonchaz , Footo Delights, W2 Media Cafe (along with partners: Salt Spring Coffee and more), Leonadis Chocolate Café, WE. Coffee, Juice Truck, Soho Road and Cupcakes on Denman.
Riaz Meghji, Meena Mann & Ryan West
Sid & Joan Cross
Jeremy Szafron, Alexandra Staseson & Andy Chu
Guests including food lovers from all over the lower mainland including many of my media friends mingled and made their way around to the different eateries during the evening.
Macarons at Leonadis Chocolate Café
W2 Media Cafe
Bruschetta at Notturno Paninoteca
Butter Chicken Naan at Soho Road
Waffles and Ice Cream at WE. Coffee
Strawberry Trifle at WE. Coffee
Smoothies at the Juice Truck
The restaurants presented many unique and tasty dishes to guests to eat and drink throughout the evening.
Chef William Tse (l), Richard Wolak (m), Chef Alex Tung (r)
MC - Meena Mann
Chef William Tse (l), James Coleridge, Chef Alex Tung & Chef Tina Fineza
Maestro James Coleridge (l), Chef Alex Tung, & Chef Tina Fineza
The After Party that was held at the W2 Media Cafe Performance Centre featured our MC– Meena Mann who introduced and moderated a panel featuring four of Vancouver’s leading chefs and experts that included: Chef Alex Tung of Yowza Culinary, Gelato Master James Coleridge of Bella Gelateria, Chef Tina Fineza of Service Exccellence and Chef William Tse of The Sandbar.
Thank you to our four official photographers for capturing the night so well: Ian Sheh, Georgia Esporlas, Alvin Grado and Miriam Kleingeltink
Tweets of the night
@kcclaveria: My fave from #TastingPlatesYVR! RT @foodologyca: Leonidas: Waffles, HotChocolate vsb.li/Nk958l“- will defnitly go!
Thanks for the oven fresh multi flavor packed croissants at
#TastingPlatesYVR @FootoDelights yfrog.com/odvn0arj
@leonidaschocola EVERYONE raved about you guys! Fantastic service, organization and delicacies! #TastingPlatesYVR
RyanWest . L-Precise
@reallyjoeleary: Kudos to @vanfoodster for a great #TastingPlatesYVR event!!!” agreed!
@vanfoodster great #tastingplatesYVR last night, amazing event.. Congrats on another successful event..
@plifinancial What an amazing talk from James Coleridge from @BellaGelateria here at #TastingplatesYVR
Had a very cool night thanks to
@FoodWineFinder! Got to check out the #TastingplatesYVR after party that @vanfoodster hosted.
great event at
#tastingplatesyvr hosted by my foodie friend @vanfoodster while filling my belly w @DavidJAbbey … good times great food!
@vanfoodster @maryinvancity yes totally,lots of great eats last night #TastingPlatesYVR
@CupcakesDenman I had Blue Hawaii and Lemon! Loved them both! #TastingPlatesYVR
@vanfoodster @CathyBrowne @DianneChow @goodlifevan @mywinepal It was a pleasure! I heard #TastingPlatesYVR trended until the wee morning?!
@juicetruck: @MeenaMann great job emceeing #TastingPlatesYVRlast night!” Thank you I’m glad you had a good time.
BIG thanks to
@vanfoodster for organizing last night’s delicious Tasting Plates event! #TastingPlatesYVR
@LeonidasChocola Thank you for the amazing chocolate + the best service of the night. You guys rocked it! #TastingPlatesYVR
@vanfoodster - Thanks for putting on #TastingPlatesYVR. We had a great time! My tummy thanks you too!
@juicetruck I enjoyed The Almost Chocolate!! It’s chocolatey guuuud! #TastingPlatesYVR
@vanfoodster for creating tonight’s tasting party. It was fun to hit the streets for eats. #TastingPlatesYVRpic.twitter.com/t9qwAGGw
@vanfoodster for another unique and refreshing event. Very glad I was there. Can’t wait until Tasting Plates 2 #Tastingplatesyvr
Good times last night at
@W2MediaCafe #TastingPlatesYVRafterparty. DJ gets my vote! Thx again @vanfoodster for a great event!
The Juice Truck
Big thanks to
@vanfoodster for putting on #TastingPlatesYVR & to everyone that came out! We had an awesome time serving everyone smoothies!
By: Richard Wolak