ITALIAN KITCHEN

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-2858 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen/ Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Instagram: @ikbyglowbal Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Taking it up a notch, Italian Kitchen had recently relocated from their Alberni street digs, and reinvented themselves in an almost 2.0…

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…

SPADE

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4092 Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/ Instagram @spadevancouver Advice: Coffee bar by day and small plates/cocktails/wine bar by night With years of experience in the coffee industry, owner Sammy Piccolo knows a thing or two about precision and…

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…

ORTO ARTISAN PASTA

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 929-0203 Web: www.ortoartisanpasta.com Instagram @ortoartisanpasta Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. With it’s focus on Italian cooking, owners, Chef Steeve Raye and his mother Brigitte have created a wonderous place with an open kitchen, along…

BOTANIST

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: www.botanistrestaurant.com Twitter: @botanistdining Instagram: @botanistdining Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Mediterranean-inspired cooking, Mexican-born chef Hector Laguna has done an astonishing job creating a wonderful menu of dishes for…

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…

Tasting at the New Prospect Point Cafe

After a $3.5 million renovation completed in late summer, the iconic Prospect Point café located at Prospect Point in Stanley Park re-opened. Once operational, I had a chance to taste thru the menu and try some of their new dishes….

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…

MANOUSH’EH

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 440-4402 Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Advice: Counter service. Here it is all about their traditional Lebanese flatbreads and they make them savory and sweet. All the baking is done in their stone oven in…

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…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

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…

MRKT EAST

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/mrkt-east/ Twitter: @parqvancouverbc Instagram: @parqvancouverbc Advice: Counter service, order then pay, open daily. On the second floor of Parq Vancouver on the JW Marriott side. Inspired by Singapore night markets, this is an…

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…

DAVIE DOSA COMPANY

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-5899 Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus on authentic South Indian fare, owner Sharv Ramachandran is well versed in creating flavourful dishes with his chef…

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…

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