Bowmore Whisky Unlock Hidden Depths

I recently had the opportunity to taste some of the fine Whiskey’s from the Bowmore collection in a guided food and whisky pairing tasting. Bowmore is a distillery that produces scotch whisky on the isle of Islay, an island of…

Pineapple Bun at The Lido

When writing about food and drink is the job, if it tastes good and it’s unique enough then our readers should know about it. Pineapple Bun The star of the show is the Pineapple Bun with Butter ($2.75) at this…

Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their grilled cheese creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their Grilled Cheese creations on their menu…

First Taste of Mon Paris Pâtisserie

With it’s focus on exquisite French pastries with a contemporary twist, Parisian-trained Chef Elena Krasnova has recently opened her first standalone shop in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighborhood. Complete with a 600 square foot open-concept kitchen, the clean and simple design of…

Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

On Wednesday February 22, Vancouver Foodster presented our 2nd tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown and East Van. The evening event started off at Dogwood Brewing where guests had a chance to taste some organic beer along with…

Touring the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

I recently embarked on a tour around a few restaurants in Richmond that specialize in a variety of house-made dumplings. If you didn’t already know, there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings that come in all shapes and…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

New Pizzas Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

As one who appreciates a great tasting pizza, I was happy to lend my palate to taste some of Chef Carmine’s new pizza creations at Novo Pizzeria in Kitsilano, here is the run down. 1st dish: Novo Filetti Pizza with…

Tasting Plates Vancouver 5th Anniversary on March 8

Join us and celebrate our 5th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 8 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster….

MAK N MING

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-1155 Web: https://www.maknming.com/ Twitter @makNming Advice: Closed Monday. Advance reservations are a must. If you have any allergies, best to notify the restaurant at least a day in advance. With the menu focus as French…

Chefs Vikram Vij and Stefan Hartman Bau-llywood Dinner

Last month celebrity chefs Stefan Hartmann of Bauhaus Restaurant and Chef Vikram Vij of My Shanti by Vij’s collaborated with an incredible Bau-llywood German-Indian cuisine collaboration dinner. Held at My Shanti in Surrey, this sold-out dinner was truly a one…

Celebrating Valentine’s Treat a Friend or Lover

Here is a selection of Valentine’s related indulgences being offered at bakeries to chocolatiers, restaurants to a vineyard and beyond! I talked about many of these treats on my radio show on the “Best and the Foodiest” on CKNW 980…

Vancouver Foodster 6th Annual Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 6th annual Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their poutine into this challenge, most of the restaurants have created a special poutine just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

Tasting at Railtown Café Howe Street

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of some salads, sandwiches, beverages and desserts at their newest location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Ancient Grains Salad with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, crispy onions, reggiano, aged…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a great success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 12 – February 5, 2017 and their…

Chef Mark Singson at The Greasy Spoon Diner

I recently attended an incredible dinner at Save On Meats, it was Monday January 23rd and talented Chef Mark Singson was showcased in this 23rd dinner in this series of Greasy Spoon dinners. The Greasy Spoon Diner is truly one…

FIRECRUST NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

808 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9646 Web: http://www.firecrustpizzeria.com/locations/ Twitter: @Firecrustpizza Advice: No reservations. Order at the counter and watch your pizza being made in front of you. This is truly a one of kind pizzeria that specializes in Neapolitan-style with…

BAY MOORINGS RESTAURANT

6330 Bay St, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-8184 Web: http://baymooringsrestaurant.com/ Instagram: @bay_moorings Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in Horseshoe Bay, specializing in Italian and Westcoast cuisine, the restaurant boasts one of the nicest views in the area from their…

Honey’s Chocolate Donut

When writing about food and drink is the job, if it tastes good and it’s unique enough then our readers should know about it. Honey’s Chocolate Donut Fluffy cake donut, serious and coated in chocolate, people drive miles and miles…

New Dishes at Nightingale Restaurant

I was invited in to try Executive Chef Phil Scarfone new fall and winter menu which offers up  seasonally changing innovative dishes using as much local ingredients as possible. 1st dish: Russian kale salad, roasted sunchoke, pomegranate, hazelnut vinaigrette, loved…

THE DOSA FACTORY

1345 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-7791 Web: http://dosafactoryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @dosafactoryvan Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Complimentary bottled water on each table. $5.95 dosa special on Monday’s. On a mission to try some of their Authentic South Indian dishes, my…

Greasy Spoon Dinner with Chef Mark Singson January 23

The Greasy Spoon Diner is truly one of a kind. It pairs the best chefs in the world with the legendary Save On Meats to create a monthly four-course dining experience. Chefs trade in their tweezers for tongs, creating four…

Pizza Palooza on February 22

Tantalize your taste buds at several of Vancouver Foodster (aka @vanfoodster Richard Wolak’s) favourite pizzerias throughout Vancouver! This Pizza tasting extravaganza is presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. You will have a chance to taste many types of pizza from…

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