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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)Strawberry Tart Strawberry Tart with macerated local strawberries, filled with strawberry jam, with notes of Mezcal, topped with cream…

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the 4th Annual Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge. Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each cafe will be featuring their sundae creations on their menu from August 2-26, 2018. How…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 22

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 22 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

Vancouver Crepe Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge was another success featuring crepe creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their crepe creation from June 26 – July 19, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge 2018 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was another success featuring chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from June 21 – July 15, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

Interview with Jesse Hochhausen

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 of…

Vancouver Foodster Iced Tea Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Iced Tea Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their Iced Tea creations into this challenge, some have entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Iced…

Coffee Cupping at 1914 Coffee in Squamish

I recently took part in a Coffee cupping (coffee tasting) with Mike Chapman who owns this café in the heart of Squamish. He was a rock climber before he took an interest in coffee of which is an expert in…

Vancouver Foodster Poke Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Poke Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Poke creations into this challenge, some entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Poke creation just for…

Interview with Chef Hiro Watanabe

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 of…

Interview with Chef Sandy Chen

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 of…

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl

Last week I took part in a cool tour of 3 lounges in the Chinatown area, presented by the Vancouver Gourmet Club. The evening began at the registration spot outside of the Dr Sun Yut-Sen Garden where all gathered to…

Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge

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

Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on July 11

Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale and area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and bakeries. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 11 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented…

Mamie Taylor’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up

Following the Mamie Taylor’s barrel aged Manhattan was the perfect welcome cocktail for Chef Jeff Koop’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up that I recently attended. This themed dinner celebrated the steakhouse as we know it in Chicago, going back in time to…

Tasting Plates Westend

On Wednesday June 20, we presented our Westend Tasting Plates dining tour with delicious Japanese, Moroccan and South Indian dishes plus burgers, sandwiches, pie, kombucha, coffee and tea, and more.   Milano Coffee Your choice of Espresso or Americano Davie…

Interview with Chef Warren Chow

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…

Wine Touring in the Willamette Valley

Situated about 25 miles South of Portland, the Willamette Valley seems like a world away – back roads beckon visitors to explore the lush rolling hills, historic communities and farmer’s markets that showcase the region’s local produce. With a temperate…

Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the 4th annual 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…

Interview with Chef Dario Rossi

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…

Chef Meets BC Grape

I recently attended Chef Meets BC Grape at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, this was a wonderful event and one of the largest annual celebrations of BC VQA wines and local food with 94 BC wineries sharing their new spring…

Tasting Plates Westend on June 20

Join us and explore the Westend neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 20 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe will be…

Spring Patio Tasting on the Dockside Restaurant Patio

I recently attended a celebration of spring, held on May 24 on the beautiful patio behind the Granville Island Hotel. This annual event celebrated spring with a tasting of appetizers from the chefs at Dockside Restaurant along with a tasting…

Food Talks Vol 16

Food Talks Vol 15 Speakers (from left to right) Lynda Larouche, Shobna Kannusamy, Dana Lee Harris, Parinya Lopston and Barb Finley On May 8 we presented the 16th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring women speakers from the…

Portland at The Benson with dinner at Palm Court

My last stay at this historic hotel was about 25 years ago when it was owned by the Westin brand, fast track to present day The Benson is part of the Coast Hotels family. Built in 1912, renovated recently, we…

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