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Robson and West End Brunch Crawl on February 4

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Yaletown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

First Taste of Peaked Pies

A popular eatery in Whistler and one of my favourites when I have visited there in the past, Peaked Pies finally opened in Vancouver’s WestEnd neighborhood Co-owners are Kerri Jones and Alex Relf have been supplying Whistler with their delicious Australian meat…

Tiramisu Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants and bakeries around Vancouver.  Each restaurant/bakery featured their creation on their menu from November 17 – December 11, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites…

Mak N Ming Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of the stylish Mak N Ming in Kitsilano. It’s co-owned by Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng with the backing of Julius Dong. The dining room seats 24 although they are licensed for 40….

Yaletown Brunch Crawl on January 29

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Yaletown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

Tasting Brunch at Tour De Feast

Located in North Van close to the 2nd Narrows bridge, this French bistro has been serving guests for over 5 years. I visited for brunch recently with a friend to enjoy some delicious French dishes as well as a chance…

A Taste of Fall at Osteria Savio Volpe

I took a whirl through the new fall and winter menu the other night which offers up more rustic Italian dishes on this ever changing seasonal menu. 1st dish: Bagna Cauda, a delicious sharing dish that originated in Piedmont with…

Interview with Barry Jackson

Bar Manager | Gotham| Vancouver Barry has been the Bar Manager at Gotham Steakhouse for over 6 years, previously he was the Bar Manager at Umberto’s in Whistler for 4-1/2 years. You can follow Barry on Instagram @baz_jackson How did…

East Village Brunch Crawl on January 28

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the East Village neighbourhood in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew as…

Hummus Express Brunch Pop Up January 15

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Hummus Express is bringing an authentic Jaffa-style brunch pop-up to Gastown! They will be guests of Gastown’s signature Italian deli, Brioche. Enjoy our delicious hummus served with warm chickpeas, masabacha, eggs and more. Brioche will…

Art, Eat & Sip on Granville Island on January 25

Presented by Vancouver Foodster Get set for another extraordinary night of art, eating and drinking on Granville Island. Visit resident artists, local producers of beer and spirits, and taste dishes from several of the island restaurants at some of Granville…

Laphroaig Lore and Chocolate at Chocolate Arts

Whisky always goes well with chocolate, I was fortunate to attend this chocolate pairing of Laphroaig as they launched their Lore in Vancouver at Chocolate Arts to a small group of media and bartenders. The liquid inside of Laphroaig Select…

Barry Jackson and his Cocktails

Barry Jackson is the Bar Manager at Gotham in Vancouver. I asked Barry to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Gotham. Up first is the Even Keel Ingredients: Hornitos black barrel Averna amaro lemon juice maple syrup firewater…

New Dishes, Fall Menu at Cactus Club Cafe

Recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner showcasting some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes as well as wines to match chosen by Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff, dining with a group of media at the Cactus Club’s Coal Harbour restaurant. 1st dish: Modern…

Kitsilano Brunch Crawl on January 22

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Kitsilano neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this brunch…

New Dishes, Fall Menu at The Apron

I was invited in to try Executive Chef Robert Uy new fall and winter menu which offers up innovative dishes using as much local in-season ingredients as possible. 1st dish: Celeriac Soup a delicious seasonal, Celery and parmesan soup that was…

Noodle Mania on January 11, 2017

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in East Vancouver and Yaletown! This 4th noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016….

Experiencing the Italian Opera Buffet

Last Saturday evening I dined at Oceans 999 inside the Pan Pacific Hotel for their Italian Opera Buffet. I was invited by the Pan Pacific to come and experience their Italian Opera night, it was my first time back in…

Gastown Brunch Crawl on January 21

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit several restaurants throughout the Gastown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

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)Devil’s Food Cake homemade by Chef Lynda Larouche, decadent layers of chocolate cake and ganache  YUM!   Argo Café…

Curry Challenge 2016 Winners

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout…

Tasting Plates Chinatown 2016

On November 23, 2016 we presented our Tasting Plates Chinatown and area event that showcased 5 restaurants and establishments paying homage to the historical era of Chinatown as well as showcasing new eateries. Floata Seafood Restaurant Our Tasting Plate: Vegetable…

Domini Veneti at Cibo Trattoria

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Domini Veneti wines from Italy over a wonderful lunch at Cibo Trattoria prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Byrd and his team. The following wines were paired with the various dishes during…

Family Matters Episode 6 Pairing Dinner

Mark Singson is one creative local chef who through his own FAM Inc (Food Art Music) pop-up dinner series; has been creating unique pairing dinners around the city. For this, his latest, dubbed episode 6, he teamed up and collaborated…

New Chef, New Dishes at Culinary Capers

I recently was a guest at a wonderful dinner party held inside Culinary Capers kitchen where Executive Chef Stewart Boyles presented a menu filled with delight. After a reception featuring a selection of Hors d’oeuvre that included Chili Lime Coconut…

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