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Contra Kitchen by The Curatorialist

Last week I attended a delicious event at Pacific Restaurant Supply, it was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with an esoteric menu inspired by the…

Food and Music at the 40th Annual Folk Music Festival

During the weekend of July 13-16, 2017 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I enjoyed…

Sundae Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring 11 sundae creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 3-27, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

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) Cherry Pie House-made Organic Cherry Pie with freshly picked Okanagan cherries 🍒 served warm, YUM! Aphrodite’s Organic Pie…

Tasting Brunch at The New Oxford

Chef Sarah Stewart recently joined The Donnelly Group who runs The New Oxford as well as many other restaurants and bars across the country; she joined Executive Chef Alvin Pillay. I enjoyed a taste of their newly launched brunch menu…

Touring Backcountry Brewing

John Folinsbee, one of the partners and Brewmaster toured me around the brewery which was established by a group of five partners, including head brewer John Folinsbee and Ben Reeder, co-owner of Maple Bay Hop Farm where many of the…

Vancouver Margarita Challenge

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

Vancouver Salad Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge was a success featuring several Salad creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their salad creation from July 20 – August 13, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Touring North Arm Farm

North Arm Farm, in a micro-climate valley where this 60 acre farm is located, they are growing many different types of fruits and vegetables. They also have a store on site along with a bistro and gelato spot. Chef Ryan…

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their sundae creations on their menu from August 3-27, 2017. How…

First Taste of Chickpea: the Restaurant

Owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani successfully launched their Chickpea foodtruck over a year ago which took the city by storm, they have now expanded their offerings with their new 100% plant based restaurant located on Main Street. Here they…

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2017

On July 6th, I attended the annual energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooked up their version of the Indian dishes focussing on this…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 23

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

Ford and Sustainability Dinner at UBC Farm

I recently enjoyed a delicious dinner at a long table between the trees at UBC Farm. It was a sustainability feast catered by Savoury Chef which took care of us all so well. It has been many years since I…

First Taste of Umaluma Gelato

With his entrepreneurial spirit and exuberant passion, owner and founder, Ian Bruce spent 18 months of R & D as well as more time on his vision of creating Canada’s first organic, 100% plant based gelato shop. He opened shop…

Thai Cooking at the Thai Festival July 22-23

In advance of this weekend’s 4th Annual Thai Festival in Vancouver, this morning I took part in a Thai dessert making class at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where Chef Mr. Sakarin Hongrattanavorakit and Asst. Prof Nanolin Dangsungwal demonstrated…

Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Salad creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Salad just for this challenge….

Italian Top Chef Showcase Dinner

On June 22, I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend this wonderful dinner presented by The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy. This Italian culinary showcase was to celebrate…

CANNOLI KING

Mobile locations all over the city. Tel: 604.283.1115 Web: https://www.cannoliking.ca Twitter: @CannolikingVan Instagram @cannolikingvancouver Advice: Follow them on Streetfood App for opening/locations There is an art to making the perfect Cannoli day after day, I remember first eating these delicious dessert…

Sergio Grandolfo and his Cocktails

Sergio Grandolfo is the Bar Manager at Cacao in Vancouver. I asked Sergio to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Cacao. Up first is the vegan Pisco Sour Inspired by the classic South American drink, the classic recipe uses…

Parq Vancouver casino resort announces 8 Restaurants

Announced today, this new hotel and resort with casino located adjacent to BC Place Stadium is set to open this fall and will boast 8 unique restaurants Parq Vancouver, British Columbia’s newest entertainment destination, will open this fall with a…

Pride Crawl Cocktail Fundraiser in Vancouver

Bars and restaurants across Vancouver will stand proud and pledge their support to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation from now through August 6 by taking part in the inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser to generate financial support for the Dr. Peter…

Tasting Plates Stadium District

On Wednesday July 12, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Stadium District area of downtown Vancouver. Attendees enjoyed delicious coffee buns, rollie pollie’s, coffees, teas and cold chocolate shakes to kickoff the…

Summer Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

It has been awhile since I had the Tasting Menu at Bauhaus, the Executive Chefs Tim Schultechef and David Mueller launched their summer tasting menu which I had a chance to try. I enjoyed their collaborative 6 course menu ($99)…

Best of the West and Mixology Night on the Pier

Get ready for the annual Best of the West a food and wine pairing competition returning for the 7th year in a row. Experience a delicious and thrilling evening, as top chefs compete for your vote in the gorgeous setting of Ambleside…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13-16: Your Eating Guide

The 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 13-16, 2017, starting off on Thursday evening this  year. To celebrate their 40th year of the festival, an extra day has been added to the beginning of…

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