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Wine Touring in Southern Oregon

The Southern Oregon region is filled with vineyards and wineries producing some delicious wines with many grape varieties being grown in the area. I had a chance to tour a couple of different areas on my recent trip to the…

Food Talks Vol 15 on November 7

This is the fifteenth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Hosted by Richard Wolak – Founder of Vancouver Foodster and Food…

Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge

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

Sandwich Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Sandwich creation from September 7-30, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite…

Field Trip to Portland in a Honda Pilot

“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…

Tasting Plates UBC

On Wednesday September 27 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the UBC campus for the first time. Attendees enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area between the AMS Nest building and…

Mid Autumn Feast at Western Lake

I had a chance to preview an incredible feast a few nights ago, a 14 course meal shared with some media friends. This year the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on October 4th and you are going to want to make…

Private Chefs and their Services

There are a growing number of chefs going on their own to offer catering, pop-up dining experiences as well as services as a Private Chef to cook in private homes. Here are some of those chefs: Chef Brandon Pham Instagram…

Tasting Plates UBC on September 27

Join us and explore the UBC campus and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 27 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving…

Vancouver Margarita Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Margarita Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their margarita creation from August 24 – September 17, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Field Trip to Seattle in the Summer

“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…

Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Sandwich creations on their menu from September 7-30, 2017. How Does this…

7th Annual Best of the West

On August 9, I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  It was another beautiful night on the pier despite the smoky air that blanketed the city from the forest fires many miles outside…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

On Wednesday August 23, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned and explored the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed delicious pasta and risotto along with wonderful music to kickoff the event at Federico’s Supper…

Long Table Dinner at Central Park Farms

A few weeks ago, I attended a wonderful dinner at a long table on an animal Farm on a warm summer night in Langley. This unique dinner featured farmers from the Langley area who supplied all the ingredients for Chef…

Contra Kitchen by The Curatorialist

Last week I attended a delicious event at Pacific Restaurant Supply, it was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with an esoteric menu inspired by the…

Sundae Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring 11 sundae creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 3-27, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

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) Cherry Pie House-made Organic Cherry Pie with freshly picked Okanagan cherries 🍒 served warm, YUM! Aphrodite’s Organic Pie…

Touring Backcountry Brewing

John Folinsbee, one of the partners and Brewmaster toured me around the brewery which was established by a group of five partners, including head brewer John Folinsbee and Ben Reeder, co-owner of Maple Bay Hop Farm where many of the…

Vancouver Margarita Challenge

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

Vancouver Salad Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge was a success featuring several Salad creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their salad creation from July 20 – August 13, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Touring North Arm Farm

North Arm Farm, in a micro-climate valley where this 60 acre farm is located, they are growing many different types of fruits and vegetables. They also have a store on site along with a bistro and gelato spot. Chef Ryan…

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their sundae creations on their menu from August 3-27, 2017. How…

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2017

On July 6th, I attended the annual energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooked up their version of the Indian dishes focussing on this…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 23

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 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

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