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Vancouver Chicken and Waffles Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chicken and Waffles Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their chicken and waffles dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special creation just for this challenge and…

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2020

Last night I attended the 12th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown after a 3 year absence, it was great to be back to try the chowders and see the chefs and their competing teams. It was another great event…

Jake Hancox and his Beautiful Latte Art

Focus is everything when making latte art, Jake Hancox is a Barista at Pallet Coffee Roasters Howe Street location in downtown Vancouver. He moved to Vancouver from Dublin, Ireland where he had been working in coffee, he also worked in…

Tasting Plates Yaletown on March 4

Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will…

Juheon Lee and his Cocktails

Juheon Lee is a Bartender at Glowbal Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. I asked Juheon to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Glowbal. Up first is the 5 Spice Brandy Old Fashioned   This cocktail is made with smoke…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2020

On Wednesday February 12 we presented our 7th tasting tour of noodles held between Kitsilano and downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Silk Road Tea in Kitsilano where guests had a chance to enjoy some different digestive teas….

Interview with Juheon Lee

Bartender | Glowbal at Telus Garden| Vancouver Juheon was born in Seoul, South Korea, after his family immigrated to Canada landing in Montreal, they relocated to Vancouver. He grew up here and he calls Vancouver his home. His entire working…

Vancouver Lasagna Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Lasagna Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their lasagna dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special lasagna creation just for this challenge and others have entered…

Taste of Toscana at Il Centro

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre is featuring a line-up of monthly dinners exploring different regions of Italy throughout the winter and spring culminating with a Taste of Italy gala in June. I attended their first dinner in the series recently…

Thai Cooking Classes at BCD Culinary Academy

It’s often a great idea to sharpen your skills and take cooking classes to broaden your horizons. Since I love Thai cuisine, I recently participated in one of Chef Parinya Loptson’s Thai Cooking classes at her BCD Culinary Academy in…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2020 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 2, 2020 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout the…

Vancouver Soup Festival Winners 2020

The 2nd Vancouver Soup Festival presented by Vancouver Foodster featured unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured each soup creation on their menu for a week period, featuring 3 different soups in the 3 week festival, their customers voted for…

First Taste of Seaside Provisions

Located inside the newly opened Seaside Hotel at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Sandro Olivieri is serving up small plate tapas and regional creations, sourced locally and perfected for the table, from morning meals and midday brunches, to…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge January 10 – February 2

Welcome to the 6th annual  Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from around the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their…

Italian Cuisine Masterclass at VCC

To celebrate the annual Italian week festivities held in many cities around the world during the week of November 18, I attended a special Masterclass that featured 3 chefs from Italy. Hosted by Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts department in…

Beanstock Coffee Festival

The 3rd Annual Beanstock Coffee Festival was held over 2 days at Performance Works on Granville Island in early November where coffee enthusiasts filled the room tasting Pour-overs, espressos and macchiatos. Each day most of the vendors were different as…

Flourish Gala on February 5

Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts annual Green Tie Gala is taking place on February 5th at VCC’s Broadway Campus. Flourish is their signature, green-tie fundraising gala! You’ll enjoy fabulous food, music, fashion, and find deals at our silent auction and…

Vancouver Soup Festival January 9 – February 2

Welcome to the 2nd annual Vancouver Soup Festival that features a selection of restaurants from around Metro Vancouver and their soup creations! How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you…

First Taste of Afuri Ramen and Dumpling

Tokyo based ramen joint’s first Canadian location is now open in Richmond and it’s a beauty. All their ramen noodles and gyoza are made in-house daily; all of their broths are made in-house with no msg. The company now has…

Tri-City Latte Art Competition on January 22

I am looking forward to participating as one of their Judges of this first Tri-City Latte Art Competition taking place at C Market Coffee in Coquitlam. This competition will feature baristas from cafes in the tri-cities region utilizing their barista…

First Taste of The Belgian Chocolate Café

With a Belgian and Australian connection, a beautiful new chocolate focused café has opened on the edge of Yaletown across from the Parq Vancouver hotel. With it’s high ceilings this corner café features, long marble desserts bar, seating and a…

First Taste of Mi Casa Mexicana

Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their…

Best Restaurant Dining Experiences of 2019

I have been fortunate to dine in some amazing restaurants around North America over the past year. Many of my meals were good, the ones on this list were extraordinary in all senses. Much of the kudos to these memorable…

Eating in Palm Springs

I recently revisited one of my favourite cities in the world where each neighborhood offers up unique dining choices and experiences. Lawrence and I had a chance to walk the city as well as take the subway visiting many neighborhoods…

Exploring Cafes in Victoria

There is a growing coffee scene in Victoria which is full of an exciting array of independent cafes to explore. During my most recent visit earlier in the fall, I visited a few new and not so new cafes catching…

Exploring Pacific Northwest Cafes

For all those who love exploring cafes outside of Vancouver, a great spot which is fairly close is to head south of the USA border. Here are a few nice spots for coffee and cafes to explore between Bellingham and…

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