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Valentines Tea Set Menu at TWG Tea Salon

I indulged in their Valentines Tea last week with a little pre-Valentine’s day tasting pleasure. Executive Chef Cliff Hohl has designed a wonderful menu to pair with the TWG teas to celebrate this special day. Bain de Roses Tea Cocktail…

Interview with Cristina Marianetti

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…

Exploring the Food Scene in Victoria

Recently spent a week revisiting Victoria where I had a chance to discover some new places as well as revisit some spots that I love. Hey Happy Had a Nitro cold brew as I revisited one of my favourite cafes…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a great success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 4, 2018 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout…

Pizza Palooza on February 21

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in downtown Vancouver! This is our 3rd annual pizza tasting extravaganza and it is presented by Vancouver Foodster. You may have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman…

YVR Prep Commissary is Now Open

I recently had the opportunity to tour this newly opened commissary which is located in Burnaby, noted to be the largest of it’s kind in Canada. There has been quite a shortage in commissary space in Vancouver for quite sometime,…

Flatbread Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their Flatbread creation from January 4-28, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each…

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 7

Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighborhood (centered around Main street between 3rd – 16th avenues) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 7 from 6pm until…

Former Steel Toad Brewing to become T&B Brewing Co.

Steel Toad Brewing was recently purchased by Daniel Frankel and his Tap & Barrel group, as Daniel said “Richard, I wanted to send you this first, so you heard it from me”. In the Spring 2018, Tap & Barrel will…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2018

On Wednesday January 10, 2018 we presented our 5th tasting tour of noodles held all over downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Cha La Tea in Yaletown where guests had a chance to enjoy a couple of different…

Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their flatbread creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their flatbread creation on their menu from January 4-28, 2018. How Does this…

Noodle Mania on January 10

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver! This 5th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016. Each restaurant will…

Winners of the Vancouver Foodster Challenges in 2017

The mission of our Food and Drink challenges is to get chefs to create amazing dishes while using innovative ingredients to create unique flavours and outstanding creations. We congratulate the winning chefs, bartenders and their staff for creating what they…

Hopwired Festival on February 24

A new festival that celebrates our local coffee scene as well as the craft brewing scene is happening next month. It is billed as the largest collaboration event in Canada where attendees can find 40 vendors, 15 unique craft beer…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2017

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2017. 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 Photo Moments of 2017

Over the past year I have met many wonderful bartenders, chefs, and personalities in not only the restaurant industry but in all sorts of places that are unique in one way or another. Here are some random shots of those…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2017

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…

New Menu Tasting at La Quercia

After almost 10 years Chef Adam Pegg has reinvented his restaurant, renovated, now has a printed menu with many pasta selections, all pastas are made in house daily, as well are their are many new dishes and some old favourites….

Foodie Visit to Whistler during Cornucopia

Outside of the Whistler Cornucopia festival  that I attended last month, I also visited some places on my own starting off with dinner at Hunter Gather which opened about 6 months ago. The restaurant is quite large with lots of seating…

Dim Sum at 1886 Restaurant

My latest visit for Dim Sum this time around was downtown Vancouver at 1886 Restaurant, located on the 3rd floor in the Parq Vancouver resort. Any Dim Sum experience should include multiple dishes and this one was no exception as…

Soul Kitchen by The Curatorialist

One cool event that I attended recently at Café Medina was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with a menu focussed on the delicious bounties of…

Experiencing Cornucopia 2017 in Whistler

Started off my Whistler Cornucopia experience by attending the Best of BC House Party on Thursday November 16 at the Whistler Conference Centre. Stayed at the beautiful Crystal Lodge Hotel, centrally located across the walkway from the Whistler Conference Centre…

Places to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

For many who either don’t celebrate the holidays or for those that do, here are some restaurants that will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Vancouver. WATER STREET CAFÉ Christmas Eve – On December 24 – Featuring our…

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