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Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge January 10 – February 2

Welcome to the 6th annual  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…

Italian Cuisine Masterclass at VCC

To celebrate the annual Italian week festivities held in many cities around the world during the week of November 18, I attended a special Masterclass that featured 3 chefs from Italy. Hosted by Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts department in…

Beanstock Coffee Festival

The 3rd Annual Beanstock Coffee Festival was held over 2 days at Performance Works on Granville Island in early November where coffee enthusiasts filled the room tasting Pour-overs, espressos and macchiatos. Each day most of the vendors were different as…

Flourish Gala on February 5

Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts annual Green Tie Gala is taking place on February 5th at VCC’s Broadway Campus. Flourish is their signature, green-tie fundraising gala! You’ll enjoy fabulous food, music, fashion, and find deals at our silent auction and…

Vancouver Soup Festival January 9 – February 2

Welcome to the 2nd annual 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…

Tri-City Latte Art Competition on January 22

I am looking forward to participating as one of their Judges of this first Tri-City Latte Art Competition taking place at C Market Coffee in Coquitlam. This competition will feature baristas from cafes in the tri-cities region utilizing their barista…

Best Restaurant Dining Experiences of 2019

I have been fortunate to dine in some amazing restaurants around North America over the past year. Many of my meals were good, the ones on this list were extraordinary in all senses. Much of the kudos to these memorable…

Eating in Palm Springs

I recently revisited one of my favourite cities in the world where each neighborhood offers up unique dining choices and experiences. Lawrence and I had a chance to walk the city as well as take the subway visiting many neighborhoods…

Exploring Cafes in Victoria

There is a growing coffee scene in Victoria which is full of an exciting array of independent cafes to explore. During my most recent visit earlier in the fall, I visited a few new and not so new cafes catching…

Exploring Pacific Northwest Cafes

For all those who love exploring cafes outside of Vancouver, a great spot which is fairly close is to head south of the USA border. Here are a few nice spots for coffee and cafes to explore between Bellingham and…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2019

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2019. 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 Savoury Dishes of 2019

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 ILX

Earlier in the fall I spent a week test driving the Acura ILX 2019 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and coffees at restaurants and cafes in Vancouver. I visited Vij’s on…

Field Trip to Palm Springs and the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa

“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…

Passions Gala 2019

Earlier in the fall I attended the 16th Annual Passions Gala at Performance Works supporting the Dr Peter Aids Foundation with some of the cities top chefs showcasing tasty dishes. It was a wonderful night and the event raised $250,000…

Longtable Dinner at Hopcott Meats

Earlier in the fall I attended the 5th annual Long Table Dinner at Hopcott Meats in Pitt Meadows. it was the first time that I had attended this annual event and I had a wonderful time. We were all seated…

Field Trip to Victoria

“Field Trips” 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…

Noodle Mania on February 12

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver and beyond! This 7th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or Plates for guests to enjoy and…

Cake Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from bakeries and restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 8-30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Burger Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster 6th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from November 7-30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Fried Chicken Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 6 –30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Field Trip to Portland in a Honda HR-V

“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…

Winter Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

At one of my favourite restaurants in the city that offers tasting menus, Bauhaus recently changed their direction and offerings lead by new Executive Chef Christian Kuehnel. His winter tasting menu offers diners a choice of 3, 4, 5 or…

Curry Fest Vancouver

We held our first Curry Fest around downtown Vancouver on November 13th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of curries from a select number of different cultures including Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and South…

2nd Annual Dumpling Fest Vancouver

We held our second Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 6th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Mexican, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Russian, and Vietnamese….

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…

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