Tasting Plates Fraser Street

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On March 12, 2014 we presented our 16th edition of our Tasting Plates event that showcased 7 restaurants, cafes, and bakery, along Fraser and Kingsway in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighborhood.

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It was an exciting night of tasting all sorts of food including East African  a first  in our Tasting Plates events. One of the hidden gems of the night was Merienda’s Bakeshop for their Filipino baking, you best visit for some of their baked goods soon.

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GRAZE RESTAURANT

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Our Tasting Plate included:

1)   Yam and eggplant Perogy (gluten free) with coconut cheddar sauce, shallot confit, oyster mushroom, and pickled beet shred (V)

2)   Roasted vegetable strata with cashew cream and tomato sauce (gluten free) (V)

3)   Chocolate torte with raspberry rose cream (gluten free) (V)

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KILIMANJARO SNACK HOUSE

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Our Tasting Plate included:

1)   Barazi and Mandazi- East African Pigeon Pea curry with coconut milk served with cardamom doughnuts. (V)

2)   Fried Beef Kebabs

3)   Samosas (Vegetable/Beef/Chicken) (V) option

4)   Fried Mogo (Cassava) (V)

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SAL Y LIMON

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Our Tasting Plate included one of our tacos:

Pulled pork

Chicken Pibil

Vegetarian (V)

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EARNEST ICE CREAM

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Our Tasting Plate included a house made gluten free ginger cookie with Tahitian vanilla ice cream.

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TIGERS DRINK HOUSE

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From our espresso bar we had Rio Chiquito coffee from Columbia and Kanzu coffee from Rawanda both roasted by Elysian coffee here in Vancouver.

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Our Tasting Plate included a piece of our famous Carrot Walnut Cinnamon Loaf and Cream Cheese Chocolate Brownie (V)

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MERIENDA BAKESHOP

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Our Tasting Plate included:

1)   Hopia Mongo (V)

2)   Ube Loaf (V)

3)   Spanish Bread (V)

4)   Buko Pie (V)

5)   Pan de Sal (V)

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PIZZA CARANO

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Our Tasting Plate included:

1)   Cream of Cauliflower Soup (V)

2)   Kale Caesar Salad

3)   Funghi Pizza Slice – White Sauce, Sautéed Gourmet Mix of Mushrooms, Fior di Latte, Chives, Truffle Oil (V)

4)   Smoked Sopressata Pizza Slice – Tomato Sauce, Sopressata, Fior di Latte, Smoked Green Castelvetrano Olives

The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the evening.

Thank you to our photographer Alvin Lee for capturing the night so well (see more photos here).

By: Richard Wolak