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Tasting Plates Riley Park on June 14

Join us in the Riley Park neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants, cafes and other establishments centered in and around Main Street between 16th – 30th avenues. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June…

First Taste or Mukja Korean Cuisine

I had a chance to try a couple of dishes in this recently opened Korean restaurant owned by Kim Jic in the Kitsilano neighborhood. Built and designed the place themselves, the restaurant seats 74 people inside and they hope to…

Tasting Visit to The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge

The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe, I finally had a chance to visit this Chinatown lounge/eatery with its quirky ‘60s décor, focus on authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. I enjoyed the…

Spring Menu Tasting at Restaurant 62

It has been a few years since my last visit to Chefs Matthew Nichols and Jeff Massey notable Fraser Valley restaurant. They pride themselves in offering seasonally changing innovative dishes using as much local ingredients as possible. 1st dish: The…

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights

On Wednesday May 17, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to the Burnaby Heights neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee and beverages along with sandwiches, cookies and bars to kickoff the event…

Touring Andina Brewing

Brothers, Andrés and Nicolás Amaya are co-owners along with their wives of this recently opened brewery in the East Village neighborhood. Andrew Powers is their head brewer who collaborates with Nicolás on recipes that include fruit only found in South…

Riceberry Rice Tasting Dinner at Sala Thai

The other night I attended a tasting of this new superfood Riceberry, organized by the Thai Trade Centre here to promote Riceberry from Thailand locally. Riceberry rice has become the most popular whole grain rice amongst the health-conscious in Thailand….

Vancouver Foodster 4th 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…

The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at Cook Culture North Vancouver for The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making. Karen McAthy is founder and head cheesemaker at Blue Heron Creamery, which makes cultured, plant-based cheeses for restaurants, retail outlets, and…

Chocolate Challenge 2017

On April 27, I attended the Annual Chocolate Challenge fundraiser at Gourmet Warehouse; where many of top chocolatiers in the city were showcasing their chocolate creations for all to try and vote. First place winner was Thomas Haas of Thomas…

18th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition

On March 22nd I attended the 18th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition held at the Hyatt Regency. I was fortunate to be one of the invited media judges for the second year in a row to judge the table presentation of…

Tasting Natural Wines at Burdock & Co

After their recent Platinum award for Wine Program Excellence at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Burdock & Co has decided to celebrate the season. This Spring they are featuring their selection of orange and pink wines only, with a fresh…

The Preservatory Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of The Preservatory inside the barn at Vista D’oro Farms & Winery. Lee Murphy, the passionate and knowledgeable jam master and owner of Vista D’oro Farms & Winery, created a vibrant look at…

Vancouver Caesar Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their caesar cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be…

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights on May 17

Join us as we return to Burnaby Heights and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in and around Hastings Street. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 17 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver…

Mac and Cheese Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Mac and Cheese Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, and North Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from April 6-30, 2017. and their customers voted for…

L’Éclair de Génie Opening

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend the media preview tasting of this a Paris, France-based pastry shop that specializes in éclairs. This is the first North American location on Vancouver’s fashionable Robson street, and they are hopeful to open more…

First Taste of La Churreria

Co-owned by wife Adriana Orta and her husband Mazen Adas; they have recently opened the first Churros bar in Vancouver’s Westend neighborhood. The couple also own Los Amigos Taqueria across the street, at their three-year-old restaurant they began selling churros…

Science of Cocktails

The 2nd annual Science of Cocktails fundraiser took place on February 9 and this was quite the event featuring some of the city’s most talented bartenders, along with partnering chefs showcasing the science behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.  Largest…

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

On Wednesday April 26, we presented another amaziing tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to North Van to rediscover the lower Lonsdale area and it’s eateries. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee beverages to kickoff the event…

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 Milk Stout & Espresso Panna Cotta candied pecans, cocoa crumble, amaretti biscuits Hearthstone Brewery and Forno 1015…

Interview with Patrick Do

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…

High Tea at Bay Moorings

Seated on the outside patio with a stunning view of Horeshoe Bay, though you have the choice to dine inside if you wish. Presented with a selection of teas for my choosing was the beginning of my afternoon tea experience….

Brunch with Jody Vance at Bodega on Main

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…

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