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Vancouver Soup Festival January 10-31

Welcome to the inaugral Vancouver Soup Festival that features a selection of restaurants from around Metro Vancouver and their soup creations! How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from around the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu from…

A Taste of Dine Out Vancouver on Granville Island

I previewed a few restaurants on Granville Island that are participating in this year’s Dine Out Festival which runs January 18 – February 3rd. I had a chance to see and taste the different dishes on the special menus and…

Nespresso Professional for the Restaurant Industry

As a coffee lover for many years, I am always looking to try new coffees, seek out the new roaster, and learn about the latest coffee trends, and see the newest machines. Recently had a chance to learn about the…

Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary on February 6

Join us and celebrate our 7th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 6 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each…

Greasy Spoon Dinner Vol47 on January 14

A collaboration of Greasy Spoon legends, for Volume 47 they are featuring Chefs Mark Brand (Save on Meats and Better Life Foundation), Mark Singson (Top Chef Canada), Letitia Wan (Di Beppe) and Sean Murray (Pan Pacific Hotel) together, cooking dishes…

Swaad / Heimat Chefs Dinner on January 20

Chefs Tim Schulte of Bauhaus Restaurant and Tushar Tondvalkar of Mumbai Local Restaurant are collaborating on a German and Indian style pop-up dining experience for one night only on Sunday January 20 at Mumbai Local on Davie Street where they…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2018

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2018. These are the Best NEW Restaurants in greater Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. There are many elements to a restaurant being…

Best Photo Moments of 2018

Over the past year I have met many wonderful bartenders, Baristas, chefs, and personalities in not only the restaurant industry but in all sorts of places that are unique in one way or another. Here are some random shots of…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2018

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to…

Around the City in the Acura MDX

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura MDX 2018 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. Visited the newly opened Ugly Dumpling on Commercial…

Holiday Menu Tasting at TWG Tea Salon

The holiday season is upon us and the chefs at TWG Tea Salon have paired up a wonderful menu of tea infused dishes using many of this season’s Christmas teas. Enjoyed a wonderful media dinner last night to try some…

Holiday Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this holiday season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish Roasted Scallops with apple + chestnut chutney, red cabbage, chai emulsion; a wonderful…

Winter Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his Winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these winter inspired dishes. 1st dish: Charred Smoked Scallops with Grapefruit, Celeriac, Pink Peppercorn, Pine Nuts, Parsley Purée, loved the flavours and presentation….

Field Trip to Galiano Island

“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…

Exploring the Coffee Scene in Seattle

It has often been called the coffee capitol of the Northwest if not the entire USA; this is one city that thrives on sipping the best. I have been hanging out here a fair bit this past year, here is…

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) Eclair au Gianduja Incredible detail in flakiness of the pastry and the skill level in creating a delicious…

Experiencing the Ocean Wise Menu at The Dolar Shop Hotpot

This hot pot restaurant is the first in Canada to partner with Ocean Wise, an organization committed to promoting sustainable seafood. I attended an incredible dinner recently to experience The Dolar Shop hot pot for the first time as well…

Noodle Mania on January 16

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver between Kitsilano, Olympic Village, Chinatown and area! This 6th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or Plates…

Talking Festive Treats for the Holiday Season

This week on my Best and the Foodiest segment on The Lynda Steele Show at CKNW 980 am, we tasted a yummy yule log to celebrate the festive season, the Bûche Coco Amande Chocolat is one of this year’s creations from…

Chefs in the Hood 2.0

On October 20, I attended another fabulous fundraiser by the Chefs in the Hood crew, this time around the event was turned up a notch, held at the Law Courts Inn downtown Vancouver with 500 people in attendance. It was…

Around the City in the Honda CRV

One of my favourite cars in the Honda fleet is the Honda CRV, I have driven this model for past travel adventures outside of the city and it’s always been a great ride. I recently spent a week test driving the…

Our 2nd Holiday Market

The other night we held our second Holiday Market in four distinct ‘markets’ around Vancouver, featuring multi-vendors at Espressotec and Be Fresh, Silk Road Tea who featured their own products as well as the Main Street Honey Shoppe where we…

Nachos Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Nachos Challenge was a success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 8 – December 2, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our…

Bacio Rosso Dinner Theatre at Queen Elizabeth Park

A one of a kind dinner theatrical experience has come to Vancouver for the holiday season which will now continue on through early 2019. I had a chance to enjoy one of their performances last month under the big tent…

Cheesecake Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge was another success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 2-25, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel…

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