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Around the City in the Acura ILX 2020

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura ILX 2020 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes at restaurants and cafes in Vancouver. I visited Kozak Ukrainian Eatery for lunch to enjoy…

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located in Richmond for over the past 25 years. For both Lawrence and I it was our first time eating here and…

Mexican Eats at Miltomates Foods

I recently met Chef David and his wife Pei who run a lunch eatery that is open Monday – Friday in the Port Kells area of Surrey. Additionally, they offer takeout and a full catering service that features their made…

Stuffed Pasta Cooking Classes at Il Centro

I recently took part in a Stuffed Pasta cooking class at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver lead by Maestro Pastacio Chef Sergi Cinti. Since we love Italian cuisine, Lawrence and I ventured over to East Van and participated in…

Metro Vancouver Restaurants offering Takeout/Delivery right now

As many of you are now looking for restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery during the #covid19 (coronavirus) pandemic, here are some resources for you to find those places as the lists grow and change. Rather…

Urban Tadka serves up Indian food by Delivery

Chefs Tushar Tondvalkar and Evan Elman recently co-founded their Urban Tadka company that specializes in Awadhi cuisine (Indian). You place your order through Uber Eats, Doordash, Skip the Dishes and Foodee, and then your dishes are delivered to you at…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

Experiencing the new Five Sails Restaurant

It’s been over 15 years since I last visited Five Sails, this iconic fine dining restaurant has been around for many years and has one of the most stunning views of the city’s harbour. Last night I enjoyed a wonderful…

Gelato 101 at Uno Gelato

I participated in this class recently at the Uno Gelato production cafe in Kitsilano, this is where Maestro Andres Bermudez Laverde taught the gelato class that Lawrence and I participated in. Andres went thru the ingredients and showed the class…

Experiencing Yaas Grill House

I’ve enjoyed Persian food all over the North Shore over the years, though one of the restaurants that I hadn’t visited was Yaas Grill House. The family has operated their restaurants for almost 25 years, they set up their first…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the 5th Annual Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their curry creations into this challenge, most have created a special curry creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring…

Vancouver Foodster Culinary Scavenger Hunt on May 23

Your scavenger hunt is a multi-faceted “tasting experience” through downtown Vancouver with clues, challenges, prizes and more. Following your “map and clues card” as your guide, you will enjoy dishes, bites and treats as well as have a chance to meet…

Tasting Plates Yaletown

On Wednesday March 4, we presented our Yaletown dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area and beyond.  Started off the evening outside of Passione Gelato where everyone registered. Passione Gelato No moo tonight! Naturally creamy…

Steak Masters at Chop Steakhouse

Chop’s Executive Chef Stephen Clark and Culinary Champion Chef Alex Chen have put together a stellar collaboration Menu that celebrates steak. I didn’t try all of the selections they had on offer, here are the ones that I did try….

Lasagna Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Lasagna Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Lasagna creation from February 6-29, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

Woodford Reserve Pairing Dinner

Recently I attended a dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant that featured the Woodford Reserve line-up of whiskey’s paired with wonderful dishes from Hawksworth’s chefs team. It was great to see and hear the Woodford Reserve brand ambassador Taylor Corrigan again, I…

Vancouver Chicken and Waffles Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chicken and Waffles Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their chicken and waffles dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special creation just for this challenge and…

Jake Hancox and his Beautiful Latte Art

Focus is everything when making latte art, Jake Hancox is a Barista at Pallet Coffee Roasters Howe Street location in downtown Vancouver. He moved to Vancouver from Dublin, Ireland where he had been working in coffee, he also worked in…

Tasting Plates Yaletown on March 4

Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and area and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each…

Juheon Lee and his Cocktails

Juheon Lee is a Bartender at Glowbal Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. I asked Juheon to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Glowbal. Up first is the 5 Spice Brandy Old Fashioned   This cocktail is made with smoke…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2020

On Wednesday February 12 we presented our 7th tasting tour of noodles held between Kitsilano and downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Silk Road Tea in Kitsilano where guests had a chance to enjoy some different digestive teas….

Interview with Juheon Lee

Bartender | Glowbal at Telus Garden| Vancouver Juheon was born in Seoul, South Korea, after his family immigrated to Canada landing in Montreal, they relocated to Vancouver. He grew up here and he calls Vancouver his home. His entire working…

Vancouver Lasagna Challenge

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

Taste of Toscana at Il Centro

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre is featuring a line-up of monthly dinners exploring different regions of Italy throughout the winter and spring culminating with a Taste of Italy gala in June. I attended their first dinner in the series recently…

Thai Cooking Classes at BCD Culinary Academy

It’s often a great idea to sharpen your skills and take cooking classes to broaden your horizons. Since I love Thai cuisine, I recently participated in one of Chef Parinya Loptson’s Thai Cooking classes at her BCD Culinary Academy in…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2020 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 2, 2020 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout the…

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