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…

Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night, I attended the relocation reopening party for the new Italian Kitchen Restaurant downtown on Burrard, this is Italian Kitchen 2.0 and it’s a beauty. Guests were treated to cocktails along with red and white wine flowing throughout the…

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…

TWO RIVERS MEATS THE SHOP

180 Donaghy Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 990-5288 Web: http://tworiversmeats.ca/ Twitter @tworiversmeats Instagram @tworiversmeats Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Closed Sunday & Monday. Starting off over 10 years ago, Jason Pleym and Margot Millerd-Pleym set out to offer ethical and sustainable meat supplying…

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…

Fall Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his fall/winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these fall inspired dishes. Sommelier, Tereza Roux had provided some guidance in selecting the perfect British Columbia wines to pair with…

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…

Exploring Portland’s Food Scene

On my recent visit to Portland, Oregon for Feast Portland, I also had a chance to visit some cafes, bakeries, restaurants and such on my own. Ava Gene’s Restaurant is owned by Chef Josh McFadden and specializes in Italian cuisine,…

Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH on November 25

Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday November 25 from 10am until 2pm and is presented by Vancouver…

Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cake creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cake creations on their menu from…

1886 RESTAURANT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8500 Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/1886-2/ Instagram: @1886vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. Open daily. On the third floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on Fine Dining Chinese cuisine, this new restaurant is named after the year Chinatown emerged…

Experiencing a Vegan Food Tour in Vancouver

The folks at Vancouver Food Tour have just launched a vegan specific tour showcasing some of the newest Vegan eateries located in and around Chinatown. I participated in one learning a little bit more about Veganism, as well as I…

Yoshinogawa Sake Dinner at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine

I recently attended a wonderful dinner at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine that paired Sake from Yoshinogawa with specially created dishes from Executive Chef Masahiro Omori. Yoshinogawa has a tradition dating back 460 years of  producing the best Sake in the rice-growing…

A Visit to Ashland in Southern Oregon

After close to an-hours drive we arrived to the next destination, Ashland, this was one town I had been wanting to visit for years. Located at the base of the Siskiyou mountains, 14 miles north of the border with California,…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 5-29, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Casale del Giglio Winemakers Dinner

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Casale del Giglio wines from Italy over a wonderful dinner at Maenam prepared by Executive Chef Angus An and his team. First Course Mahor – caramelized Chicken & Prawn on sour…

Culinary Excursions at Whistler Cornucopia November 9-19

With just two weeks before Whistler welcomes its 21st annual Celebration of Food and Drink, Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial November 9-19, there are still opportunities to participate in some exceptional events. From Spain to Italy, USA to Mexico, and back “home”…

Starters, Salads and Sexy Sides Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of Chef Caren McSherry’s new cookbook, Starters, Salads and Sexy Sides, at the Gourmet Warehouse. Caren McSherry’s, an accomplished chef, tv and radio personality, and author of 7 cookbooks, and owner of The…

Tasting Plates Yaletown BRUNCH on October 28

Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday October 28 from 10am until 2pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will…

Vancouver Foodster 4th Annual Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 4th Annual Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their burger creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Burger creations on their menu from October 19 –…

Feast Portland 2017: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 14-17, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

CHA LE TEA MERCHANT CAFÉ

1207 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 633-9989 Web: https://www.chaletea.com/ Instagram @chaleteamerchant Advice: Open daily, counter service. Specializing in a proprietary line of premium, single-origin Chinese teas, husband-and-wife owners, Charlie Zhang and Sue Wang have selected two dozen of the finest…

Milano Coffee Inspired Dinner

Chef Nik Lim recently presented a wonderful longtable dinner at Milano Coffee Roasters where he featured one of the Milano Coffees in each of 5 courses at the dinner. A canapes reception started off the evening where guests had a…

Tasting Plates Chinatown on October 18

Join us and explore the Chinatown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants, cafes and market. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 18 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

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