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Tasting Plates Summer 2017 Tours Line-Up

If you haven’t been to any of our Tasting Plates dining tours in the past or are a regular who attends them, Vancouver Foodster is presenting another round of neighborhood tasting tours during this coming summer in and around the…

Canada 150 Foodie Fun

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this Saturday July 1st, as food is what brings us all together, here are some celebratory iconic foods and where you can get them around the city, as well as some foodie events that feature…

The Juice Truck Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at The Juice Truck café for The Juice Truck cookbook, a guide to juicing, smoothies, cleanses and living a plant based lifestyle. Published by Appetite a division of Penguin Random House and 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)Organic Creme Fraiche Pannacotta with grappa poached Hanna brook farms rhubarb, amaretti stunning and yummy! Cibo Trattoria 900 Seymour…

Tasting Plates Riley Park

On Wednesday June 14, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Riley Park neighborhood on Main Street. Attendees enjoyed tasting a selection of honey, along with cheese, crackers and cupcakes all made with…

Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 2nd Eggs Benedict Challenge. I have invited select restaurants to enter their eggs benedict into this challenge, most have created a special eggs benedict just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their eggs…

Vancouver Foodster 3rd Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Chicken Wings into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Chicken Wings dish just for…

Dim Sum at Fisherman’s Terrace

My latest visit for Dim Sum this time around was in Richmond where I visited Fisherman’s Terrace for the first time, this 300 seat restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Aberdeen Centre where they have been located since…

Taco Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster 4th Taco Challenge was a huge success featuring taco creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their taco creation from May 11 – June 4, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

Caesar Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Caesar Cocktail Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants and bars around Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and West Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from May 4-28, 2017. and their customers…

Tasting Plates Riley Park on June 14

Join us in the Riley Park neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants, cafes and other establishments centered in and around Main Street between 16th – 30th avenues. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June…

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights

On Wednesday May 17, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to the Burnaby Heights neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee and beverages along with sandwiches, cookies and bars to kickoff the event…

Touring Andina Brewing

Brothers, Andrés and Nicolás Amaya are co-owners along with their wives of this recently opened brewery in the East Village neighborhood. Andrew Powers is their head brewer who collaborates with Nicolás on recipes that include fruit only found in South…

Riceberry Rice Tasting Dinner at Sala Thai

The other night I attended a tasting of this new superfood Riceberry, organized by the Thai Trade Centre here to promote Riceberry from Thailand locally. Riceberry rice has become the most popular whole grain rice amongst the health-conscious in Thailand….

Vancouver Foodster 4th Taco Challenge

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

The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at Cook Culture North Vancouver for The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making. Karen McAthy is founder and head cheesemaker at Blue Heron Creamery, which makes cultured, plant-based cheeses for restaurants, retail outlets, and…

Tasting Natural Wines at Burdock & Co

After their recent Platinum award for Wine Program Excellence at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Burdock & Co has decided to celebrate the season. This Spring they are featuring their selection of orange and pink wines only, with a fresh…

The Preservatory Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of The Preservatory inside the barn at Vista D’oro Farms & Winery. Lee Murphy, the passionate and knowledgeable jam master and owner of Vista D’oro Farms & Winery, created a vibrant look at…

Vancouver Caesar Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their caesar cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be…

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights on May 17

Join us as we return to Burnaby Heights and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in and around Hastings Street. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 17 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver…

Mac and Cheese Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Mac and Cheese Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, and North Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from April 6-30, 2017. and their customers voted for…

Science of Cocktails

The 2nd annual Science of Cocktails fundraiser took place on February 9 and this was quite the event featuring some of the city’s most talented bartenders, along with partnering chefs showcasing the science behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.  Largest…

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

On Wednesday April 26, we presented another amaziing tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to North Van to rediscover the lower Lonsdale area and it’s eateries. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee beverages to kickoff the event…

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) Chocolate Milk Stout & Espresso Panna Cotta candied pecans, cocoa crumble, amaretti biscuits Hearthstone Brewery and Forno 1015…

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