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Interview with Roberto Lopez Lara

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some…

Vancouver Winefest 14th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, on February 17, I attended this 14th annual awards lunch with a Canadian theme, that was full of restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other industry peers. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared…

Food Glorious Food on CKNW

In early September 2016, I launched the Food Glorious Food podcast at CKNW.com which was then co-hosted by my friend Drex and myself, it was the first podcast of this kind that CKNW has hosted at CKNW.com. This new show…

Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

On Wednesday March 8, we presented our 5th Anniversary tour of our Tasting Plates series of tasting tours that began in the downtown Vancouver area. For this tasting tour we returned to where Tasting Plates 1st ever tour was held,…

Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge. Bakeries and Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Pie creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their pie on their menu from March 9 –…

Dim Sum at Western Lake

It’s been a few years since my last Dim Sum visit, since the restaurant was about to celebrate 10 years in business, this was a terrific time to revisit and have a few friends (Louisa, Lawrence and David) join to…

Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pizza into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pizza just for this challenge and others have entered their…

Interview with Manos Grammatikogiannis

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some…

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)Tiramisu Snow Mountain “bingsoo” with milk shaved ice topped with their homemade Tiramisu, with cheesecake layered through out the…

Hendricks Resto-Lounge Opening

On February 28, I attended the opening party for the new Hendricks Restaurant in The Westin Grand Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge is a 98-seat, contemporary twist on classic West…

Poutine Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 6th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 7-28, 2017. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the…

Bowmore Whisky Unlock Hidden Depths

I recently had the opportunity to taste some of the fine Whiskey’s from the Bowmore collection in a guided food and whisky pairing tasting. Bowmore is a distillery that produces scotch whisky on the isle of Islay, an island of…

Pineapple Bun at The Lido

When writing about food and drink is the job, if it tastes good and it’s unique enough then our readers should know about it. Pineapple Bun The star of the show is the Pineapple Bun with Butter ($2.75) at this…

Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their grilled cheese creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their Grilled Cheese creations on their menu…

First Taste of Mon Paris Pâtisserie

With it’s focus on exquisite French pastries with a contemporary twist, Parisian-trained Chef Elena Krasnova has recently opened her first standalone shop in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighborhood. Complete with a 600 square foot open-concept kitchen, the clean and simple design of…

Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

On Wednesday February 22, Vancouver Foodster presented our 2nd tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown and East Van. The evening event started off at Dogwood Brewing where guests had a chance to taste some organic beer along with…

Touring the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

I recently embarked on a tour around a few restaurants in Richmond that specialize in a variety of house-made dumplings. If you didn’t already know, there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings that come in all shapes and…

New Pizzas Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

As one who appreciates a great tasting pizza, I was happy to lend my palate to taste some of Chef Carmine’s new pizza creations at Novo Pizzeria in Kitsilano, here is the run down. 1st dish: Novo Filetti Pizza with…

Tasting Plates Vancouver 5th Anniversary on March 8

Join us and celebrate our 5th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 8 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster….

Chefs Vikram Vij and Stefan Hartman Bau-llywood Dinner

Last month celebrity chefs Stefan Hartmann of Bauhaus Restaurant and Chef Vikram Vij of My Shanti by Vij’s collaborated with an incredible Bau-llywood German-Indian cuisine collaboration dinner. Held at My Shanti in Surrey, this sold-out dinner was truly a one…

Celebrating Valentine’s Treat a Friend or Lover

Here is a selection of Valentine’s related indulgences being offered at bakeries to chocolatiers, restaurants to a vineyard and beyond! I talked about many of these treats on my radio show on the “Best and the Foodiest” on CKNW 980…

Vancouver Foodster 6th Annual Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 6th annual Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their poutine into this challenge, most of the restaurants have created a special poutine just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

Tasting at Railtown Café Howe Street

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of some salads, sandwiches, beverages and desserts at their newest location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Ancient Grains Salad with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, crispy onions, reggiano, aged…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a great success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 12 – February 5, 2017 and their…

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