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Feast Portland 2019: The Experience

After attending this festival 2 years ago it had been one food festival that I had been wanting to return too. Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 8th year…

Thanksgiving Dinners and Treats in Vancouver 2019

Celebrate Thanksgiving in a restaurant or at home, here is a selection of restaurants offering brunches, buffets, dinners, treats or turkey to go! YEW Restaurant The Thanksgiving spread at YEW seafood + bar offers something to please every member of…

Learning more about Proud Mary Coffee in Portland

On my recent trip back to Portland a couple of weeks ago, I re-visited Nolan Hirte, the founder of Proud Mary Coffee of Melbourne, Australia as well as Portland, Or. His vast knowledge of coffee makes talking with him always…

Vancouver Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Old Fashioned Cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be…

Vancouver Pasta Challenge

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

Vancouver Bowl Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Bowl Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Bowl creation which is either rice or grain based into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Bowl creation on their…

Fall Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Evan Morgan, Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this fall season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish: Grilled Octopus with Butternut Squash, Crispy Grains, Smoked Onion Aioli, loved…

First Taste of Robba da Matti

In late spring, Robba da Matti opened their newest Italian trattoria in the heart of the Westend with a warm vibe inside & outdoor seating on their beautiful hidden patio. The menu features a similar selection of Italian dishes as…

Sandwich Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge  was another success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Sandwich creation from September 6-29, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

Field Trip to Penticton and Area

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 6

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants between Little Saigon, Mount Pleasant, Chinatown, Downtown, and South Granville areas of Vancouver serving up different kinds of dumplings, from Vietnamese dumplings, to Russian Pelmeni to Wonton and more. This…

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Join us and explore the Gastown and Chinatown neighborhoods and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant…

Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the next Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Sandwich creations on their menu from September 6-29, 2019. How Does…

First Taste of Prototype Coffee

Founded by Matt Johnson who has been in the coffee industry for several years roasting and managing cafes around the city. Here he custom roasts the coffee beans in house in small batches with 3 black Aillio Bullet R1’s tabletop…

Eggs Benedict Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Eggs Benedict creation from August 8-31, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Sundae Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster 5th annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring sundae creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 1-25, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Field Trip to Osoyoos and Oliver

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Enjoying Summer in the Garden at Orto Artisan Pasta

One of the most beautiful places to dine in the city on the summer is the garden at Orto Artisan Pasta; here guests are seated amidst the various fruits and vegetable plants where they can enjoy fresh air along with…

Field Trip to Kelowna and Westbank

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

The Lobster Grill at Chop Steakhouse

Each summer Chop Steakhouse features their special Lobster Grill menu at each of their restaurants across Canada. As Chop is a spot that I had been wanting to try for years, I ventured in to try some of the selections…

Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 3rd Eggs Benedict Challenge. I have invited select restaurants to enter their eggs benedict into this challenge, most have created a special eggs benedict just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their eggs benedict on…

Summer Menu Tasting at Reflections Terrace

Chef de Cuisine Kiran Kolathodan recently launched his new Summer menu at Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Lawrence joined me to try several dishes from this exciting new menu. 1st dish: Charred Catalan Octopus Herb pesto, pickled sweet chilli, summer beans, charred…

First Taste of Buttermere Patisserie Cafe

After almost 3 years producing cakes and other desserts out of a nearby commissary, owner Jamie Tung opened up her retail café in late July. The retail storefront features their signature Buttermere Patisserie creations such as the Pillow Cakes, Cake…

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge.  Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each cafe and bakery will be featuring their Sundae creations on their menu from August 1-25,…

Celebrating 10 Years of Vancouver Foodster

It is hard to believe that my Vancouver Foodster blog is celebrating 10 years since I created it. With my love for food, prior to the blog launch over 10 years ago, I envisioned what I thought the blog would…

Brunch with Tariq Hussain at Trattoria Restaurant

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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