Tasting Brunch at Glowbal Restaurant

It had been almost a year since my last brunch visit and it was time to experience some of the new dishes from Executive Chef Omar Hadi’s team. 1st dish: Huevos Rancheros this was one of my favourites dishes, loved the…

Steak Masters at Chop Steakhouse

Chop’s Executive Chef Stephen Clark and Culinary Champion Chef Alex Chen have put together a stellar collaboration Menu that celebrates steak. I didn’t try all of the selections they had on offer, here are the ones that I did try….

Lasagna Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Lasagna Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Lasagna creation from February 6-29, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

ITALIAN TOMATO

1047 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-0055 Web: https://italiantomato.ca/ Instagram @italian.tomato Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations suggested It’s all about pasta and pizza at this popular Italian eatery on Davie in the Westend. The menu choices are extensive featuring a large…

Tasting Brunch at Mumbai Local

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Lawrence to enjoy some delicious Mumbai style street food dishes. 1st dish: Irani Bun Maska Pav filled with whipped butter to dip in hot chai, this was a great interactive experience of…

Woodford Reserve Pairing Dinner

Recently I attended a dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant that featured the Woodford Reserve line-up of whiskey’s paired with wonderful dishes from Hawksworth’s chefs team. It was great to see and hear the Woodford Reserve brand ambassador Taylor Corrigan again, I…

Vancouver Chicken and Waffles Challenge

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

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2020

Last night I attended the 12th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown after a 3 year absence, it was great to be back to try the chowders and see the chefs and their competing teams. It was another great event…

Jake Hancox and his Beautiful Latte Art

Focus is everything when making latte art, Jake Hancox is a Barista at Pallet Coffee Roasters Howe Street location in downtown Vancouver. He moved to Vancouver from Dublin, Ireland where he had been working in coffee, he also worked in…

Tasting Plates Yaletown on March 4

Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and area and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each…

Juheon Lee and his Cocktails

Juheon Lee is a Bartender at Glowbal Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. I asked Juheon to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Glowbal. Up first is the 5 Spice Brandy Old Fashioned   This cocktail is made with smoke…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2020

On Wednesday February 12 we presented our 7th tasting tour of noodles held between Kitsilano and downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Silk Road Tea in Kitsilano where guests had a chance to enjoy some different digestive teas….

Interview with Juheon Lee

Bartender | Glowbal at Telus Garden| Vancouver Juheon was born in Seoul, South Korea, after his family immigrated to Canada landing in Montreal, they relocated to Vancouver. He grew up here and he calls Vancouver his home. His entire working…

Vancouver Lasagna Challenge

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

Taste of Toscana at Il Centro

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre is featuring a line-up of monthly dinners exploring different regions of Italy throughout the winter and spring culminating with a Taste of Italy gala in June. I attended their first dinner in the series recently…

Thai Cooking Classes at BCD Culinary Academy

It’s often a great idea to sharpen your skills and take cooking classes to broaden your horizons. Since I love Thai cuisine, I recently participated in one of Chef Parinya Loptson’s Thai Cooking classes at her BCD Culinary Academy in…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2020 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 2, 2020 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout the…

Vancouver Soup Festival Winners 2020

The 2nd Vancouver Soup Festival presented by Vancouver Foodster featured unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured each soup creation on their menu for a week period, featuring 3 different soups in the 3 week festival, their customers voted for…

LIVIA

1399 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3869 Web: http://www.liviasweets.com/ Instagram: @liviasweets Advice: Dinners Thursday – Saturday nights; daytime operations daily. Each time I visit Livia the aroma of freshly baked bread entices me inside to stay awhile.  Livia’s baking is…

FLOURIST

3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9423 Web: https://flourist.com/ Instagram @flourist Advice: Open daytime hours only. An emporium featuring their Flourist brand of different types of flour and grains to stock up on; along with a café which is the…

First Taste of Seaside Provisions

Located inside the newly opened Seaside Hotel at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Sandro Olivieri is serving up small plate tapas and regional creations, sourced locally and perfected for the table, from morning meals and midday brunches, to…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge January 10 – February 2

Welcome to the 6th annual  Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from around the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their…

Italian Cuisine Masterclass at VCC

To celebrate the annual Italian week festivities held in many cities around the world during the week of November 18, I attended a special Masterclass that featured 3 chefs from Italy. Hosted by Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts department in…

Beanstock Coffee Festival

The 3rd Annual Beanstock Coffee Festival was held over 2 days at Performance Works on Granville Island in early November where coffee enthusiasts filled the room tasting Pour-overs, espressos and macchiatos. Each day most of the vendors were different as…

Flourish Gala on February 5

Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts annual Green Tie Gala is taking place on February 5th at VCC’s Broadway Campus. Flourish is their signature, green-tie fundraising gala! You’ll enjoy fabulous food, music, fashion, and find deals at our silent auction and…

Vancouver Soup Festival January 9 – February 2

Welcome to the 2nd annual Vancouver Soup Festival that features a selection of restaurants from around Metro Vancouver and their soup creations! How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you…

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