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Field Trip to Abbotsford

“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…

Interview with Brad Hill of The Gastown Foodie

I had an opportunity to sit down with Brad Hill at Nelson the Seagull café, one of the beautiful cafes in Brad Hill’s latest book. The Gastown Foodie is a snapshot of the foodie culture of Gastown in stories, recipes…

Canadian Club 40 Year Old tasting at L’Abattoir

I recently had the opportunity to taste this special Whiskey, a 40 Year Old whiskey from Canadian Club, this was a rare moment to celebrate a true Canadian whiskey and we did this at L’Abattoir in Gastown. The Canadian Tuxedo…

Roadtrip in the Acura MDX to Campbell River

I recently spent a weekend test driving the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2017 on a road trip to Campbell River with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 1 to take BC Ferries over…

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

House Party at Whistler Cornucopia 2017 Recap

It’s been years since my last visit to Cornucopia, back then it was a 4 day event, in recent years it became an 11 day event. This year I attended Cornucopia on the latter part of the festival and had…

Davin de Kergommeaux Talks Canadian Whisky at the Vancouver Club

I recently attended an intimate guided whisky tasting by Davin de Kergommeaux, the Author of Canadian Whisky, a book recently published by Appetite Randomhouse. From left to right, we tried his selection of 5 whiskies, #43, then the Crown Royal which…

Chef Westley Feist Dinner at Dock Lunch

Chef Westley Feist recently presented a wonderful pop-up dinner at Dock Lunch where he featured 6 courses, as well he offered guests an option of pairing cocktails for an extra charge. Chef Westley spoke about each of the courses as…

Beanstock Coffee Festival in Vancouver on November 26

If you love coffee just like me, then you will want to check out this upcoming Beanstock Coffee Festival that showcases the best of the city’s third wave coffee scene in the first and largest celebration of local, independent micro-roasters…

Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night, I attended the relocation reopening party for the new Italian Kitchen Restaurant downtown on Burrard, this is Italian Kitchen 2.0 and it’s a beauty. Guests were treated to cocktails along with red and white wine flowing throughout the…

Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market on December 6

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from South Granville, to False Creek to Kitsilano. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December…

Burger Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster 4th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 19 – November 12, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Fall Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his fall/winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these fall inspired dishes. Sommelier, Tereza Roux had provided some guidance in selecting the perfect British Columbia wines to pair with…

Around the City in the Acura TLX Elite

I recently spent a few days test driving the red Acura TLX Elite 2017 around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. The Fresh Window by…

Exploring Portland’s Food Scene

On my recent visit to Portland, Oregon for Feast Portland, I also had a chance to visit some cafes, bakeries, restaurants and such on my own. Ava Gene’s Restaurant is owned by Chef Josh McFadden and specializes in Italian cuisine,…

Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH on November 25

Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday November 25 from 10am until 2pm and is presented by Vancouver…

Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cake creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cake creations on their menu from…

Experiencing a Vegan Food Tour in Vancouver

The folks at Vancouver Food Tour have just launched a vegan specific tour showcasing some of the newest Vegan eateries located in and around Chinatown. I participated in one learning a little bit more about Veganism, as well as I…

Yoshinogawa Sake Dinner at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine

I recently attended a wonderful dinner at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine that paired Sake from Yoshinogawa with specially created dishes from Executive Chef Masahiro Omori. Yoshinogawa has a tradition dating back 460 years of  producing the best Sake in the rice-growing…

A Visit to Ashland in Southern Oregon

After close to an-hours drive we arrived to the next destination, Ashland, this was one town I had been wanting to visit for years. Located at the base of the Siskiyou mountains, 14 miles north of the border with California,…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 5-29, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Casale del Giglio Winemakers Dinner

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Casale del Giglio wines from Italy over a wonderful dinner at Maenam prepared by Executive Chef Angus An and his team. First Course Mahor – caramelized Chicken & Prawn on sour…

Culinary Excursions at Whistler Cornucopia November 9-19

With just two weeks before Whistler welcomes its 21st annual Celebration of Food and Drink, Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial November 9-19, there are still opportunities to participate in some exceptional events. From Spain to Italy, USA to Mexico, and back “home”…

Starters, Salads and Sexy Sides Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of Chef Caren McSherry’s new cookbook, Starters, Salads and Sexy Sides, at the Gourmet Warehouse. Caren McSherry’s, an accomplished chef, tv and radio personality, and author of 7 cookbooks, and owner of The…

Tasting Plates Yaletown BRUNCH on October 28

Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday October 28 from 10am until 2pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will…

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