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Tasting New Dishes at Chi Restaurant

It has been awhile since my last visit to Chef Le Chi and her restaurant in Kitsilano, my friend Sylvia Talbot and I enjoyed a wonderful catchup over these delicious modern Vietnamese dishes. 1st dish: Lemongrass Beef Jerky Papaya Salad…

Chef Meets BC Grape

I recently attended Chef Meets BC Grape at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, this was a wonderful event and one of the largest annual celebrations of BC VQA wines and local food with 94 BC wineries sharing their new spring…

First Taste of Nana’s Green Tea

Established around 10 years ago in Japan, and founded by Kazuto Kutami. Inspired by the Starbucks concept, Kazuto set out to create a Matcha oriented experience and created Nana’s Green Tea, a café that realizes the new Japanese style which…

Tasting Plates Westend on June 20

Join us and explore the Westend neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 20 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe will be…

Spring Patio Tasting on the Dockside Restaurant Patio

I recently attended a celebration of spring, held on May 24 on the beautiful patio behind the Granville Island Hotel. This annual event celebrated spring with a tasting of appetizers from the chefs at Dockside Restaurant along with a tasting…

Food Talks Vol 16

Food Talks Vol 15 Speakers (from left to right) Lynda Larouche, Shobna Kannusamy, Dana Lee Harris, Parinya Lopston and Barb Finley On May 8 we presented the 16th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring women speakers from the…

Portland at The Benson with dinner at Palm Court

My last stay at this historic hotel was about 25 years ago when it was owned by the Westin brand, fast track to present day The Benson is part of the Coast Hotels family. Built in 1912, renovated recently, we…

This Year at the Richmond Night Market

On Friday night in late May, I visited this market again, it was time for my annual visit to see and try what’s new at this popular night market. My 1st stop was to Benkei Ramen to see Chefs Kaori…

Taco Challenge 2018 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster 5th Taco Challenge was a huge success featuring taco creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their taco creation from May 3 – 27, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Visit to Cannon Beach and the Hallmark Resort

It has been about 25 years ago since I last stayed at the beautiful Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach which is situated right on the beach with Haystack Rock at its footsteps. It is a spectacular spot on the Oregon Coast…

Afternoon Tea at BCD Academy

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Tasting Plates Kitsilano

On Wednesday May 9, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the Kitsilano neighborhood where guests ate delicious Japanese dishes including nigiri, plus Asian tapas, Vegan burgers, Cream puffs, teas, juices, and more. Storm…

Chefs in the Hood

On April 7, I attended a fabulous fundraiser benefiting UGM Vancouver “Eastsiders” after school program; this wonderful event was held at Pacific Restaurant Supply. Each chef’s station around the room was by the neighborhood in which their restaurant is located….

Around Vancouver in the Honda Clarity

I recently spent the week test driving the electric hybrid Honda Clarity 2018 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. Took a drive out…

Cookie Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries and cafes around Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from April 20 – May 12, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout…

Martini Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Martini Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, and Maple Ridge.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 12 -may 6, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout…

Steel & Oak Brewmasters Dinner at Vij’s

On April 12, I enjoyed a wonderful meal along with a delicious pairing of Steel and Oak beers. As it turned out this was the first ever beer pairing dinner for Vij’s Restaurant and what a wonderful night it was….

Vancouver Auto Show and Gala 2018

With a love for cars, I attended the The Vancouver International Auto Show that featured quite a range of cars from sports cars to electric vehicles at this annual show held March 28 to April 1 at the Vancouver Convention…

Red Truck Beer announces Summer Concert Lineup

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer returns for another great year of summer music. Red Truck Beer Co.  is hosting its fourth annual Truck Stop Concert Series with three events at its East Vancouver brewery. These events bring…

Vancouver Foodster 5th 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…

Winners of 22nd Annual Where to Dine Awards

I attended the Where Vancouver Magazine 22 Annual Where to Dine Awards on April 25, 2018, held at the D/6 Bar and Lounge  at the Douglas Hotel in Parq Vancouver. Prior to the awards ceremony there was a reception featuring…

First Taste of BCD Academy

Executive Chef Parinya Loptson who owns Ban Chok Dee restaurants has opened her first one of a kind cooking school, that is located in the heart of Langley City. BCD Academy and Catering is a brand-new, spare-no-expense cooking school and…

Tasting Plates Kitsilano on May 9

Join us and explore the Kitsilano neighborhood centered on Broadway and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes.. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 9 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each…

Pizza Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 4th Pizza Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Coquitlam, New Westiminster, North Vancouver, Horshoe Bay, and Squamish.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 5-29, 2018. and their customers voted…

Brunch at Le Creuset

I recently attended a delcious brunch at Le Creuset’s Vancouver store and cafe in South Granville where they launched their newest colour for 2018. For brunch,  I enjoyed an Cappuccino with almond milk, followed by some delightful Thierry items that…

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