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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…

Chocolate Desserts Tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro

One of the highlights of my Cornucopia Festival experience last month was this intimate chocolate dessert tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro, held in their stunning wine cellar. Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin presented four of his newest desserts made of…

New Dishes Tasting at Cactus Club Cafe

Chef Cory Vitiello is the Cactus Club Director of Culinary Development, some of his newly created dishes were featured along with some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes at a dinner recently. Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff paired some incredible wines…

Field Trip to Courtenay

“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…

Chanukah Treats

This year the Jewish festival of Chanukah is celebrated December 12 – 20, this is an 8 day Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of light, it is a joyous festival of lights. People celebrate by lighting the menorah, playing…

Interview with Chef Nyle Petherbridge

Executive Chef Nyle Petherbridge, joined the Kingfisher team in the Spring of 2016 as an accomplished Canadian Red Seal Chef who has over 20 years’ experience including the Metropolitan Hotel, Le Méridien, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, as well as a number…

Our Inaugural Holiday Market

Last night we held our first Holiday Market in four distinct ‘markets’ around the West side of Vancouver, featuring multi-vendors both local and international at Meinhardts, Be Fresh and Milano Coffee Roasters, plus Silk Road Tea who featured their own…

Cake Challenge Winners 2017

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 9 – December 3, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Food Talks Vol 15

Food Talks Vol 15 Speakers (from left to right) Ian Bruce, Jason Gilron, Caren McSherry, Paul Grunberg and Brian Turko. On November 7 we presented the 15th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from the food…

Tasting Plates North Van Brunch

On Saturday November 25 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. Maru Korean Bistro * Rice stack with Gochujang pulled…

Tasting Plates Yaletown Brunch

On Saturday October 28 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Yaletown neighborhood. Cha La Tea Merchant Café Dragonwell + Tuna Spinach Toast Matcha + Shrimp…

Field Trip to Abbotsford

“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…

Interview with Brad Hill of The Gastown Foodie

I had an opportunity to sit down with Brad Hill at Nelson the Seagull café, one of the beautiful cafes in Brad Hill’s latest book. The Gastown Foodie is a snapshot of the foodie culture of Gastown in stories, recipes…

Canadian Club 40 Year Old tasting at L’Abattoir

I recently had the opportunity to taste this special Whiskey, a 40 Year Old whiskey from Canadian Club, this was a rare moment to celebrate a true Canadian whiskey and we did this at L’Abattoir in Gastown. The Canadian Tuxedo…

Roadtrip in the Acura MDX to Campbell River

I recently spent a weekend test driving the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2017 on a road trip to Campbell River with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 1 to take BC Ferries over…

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

House Party at Whistler Cornucopia 2017 Recap

It’s been years since my last visit to Cornucopia, back then it was a 4 day event, in recent years it became an 11 day event. This year I attended Cornucopia on the latter part of the festival and had…

Davin de Kergommeaux Talks Canadian Whisky at the Vancouver Club

I recently attended an intimate guided whisky tasting by Davin de Kergommeaux, the Author of Canadian Whisky, a book recently published by Appetite Randomhouse. From left to right, we tried his selection of 5 whiskies, #43, then the Crown Royal which…

Chef Westley Feist Dinner at Dock Lunch

Chef Westley Feist recently presented a wonderful pop-up dinner at Dock Lunch where he featured 6 courses, as well he offered guests an option of pairing cocktails for an extra charge. Chef Westley spoke about each of the courses as…

Beanstock Coffee Festival in Vancouver on November 26

If you love coffee just like me, then you will want to check out this upcoming Beanstock Coffee Festival that showcases the best of the city’s third wave coffee scene in the first and largest celebration of local, independent micro-roasters…

Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market on December 6

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from South Granville, to False Creek to Kitsilano. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December…

Burger Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster 4th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 19 – November 12, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Around the City in the Acura TLX Elite

I recently spent a few days test driving the red Acura TLX Elite 2017 around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. The Fresh Window by…

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