Tasting Plates Gastown


On April 23, 2014 we presented our 17th edition of our Tasting Plates events that showcased 7 restaurants, a farm and a couple of local food producers throughout the Gastown neighborhood.


It was an exciting night of tasting all sorts of food and drink starting off with a delicious tasting plate at Catch 122 restaurant where registration took place.

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Catch 122 Restaurant


Our Tasting Plate included:

1) Pressed confit pork shoulder, smoked potato, pork crackling

2) House-made Tortellini with Quebec cheese curd, house-smoked bacon, soubise sauce

3) “krehm broo LAY” : Cointreau custard, sugar biscuit, lavender meringue, mint (V)

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Burgundy Restaurant


Our Tasting Plate included:

1)       Goat cheese fondue (V)

2)       Beef bourguignon

3)       Chocolate mousse or Orange Galliano Sorbet (V)

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Milano Coffee


Our Tasting Cup included:

1)       Espresso La Futura Macchiato (V)

2)       Espresso Nuovo stovetop.  (V)


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Hives for Humanity & Martin’s Marvellous


Our Tasting Plate included:

DTES Raw Honey served on the comb, with Martin’s Marvellous Rosemary Lavender and Chocolate Mole crisps. (V)

Urban honey with beautifully complex and rich flavour; reflecting the diversity of forage that the bees work in the city.

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Bitter Tasting Room:


Our Tasting Plate included:

Taco – Barbecue Pulled Pork, Fresh Cut Slaw, Pepperoncini Aioli


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Salt Tasting Room:


Our Tasting Plate included:

Salt’s Classic Tasting Plate (Small Size) 2 meats, one cheese, 3 condiments, crackers

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The Irish Heather:


Our Tasting Plate included:

Steak & Ale Stew on Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)

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Trees Organic


Our Tasting Plate included:

1)       New York Cheesecake (V)

2)       Almond Marzipan Cheesecake (V)

3)       Coffee (V)


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