Italian Top Chef Showcase Dinner

On June 22, I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend this wonderful dinner presented by The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy. This Italian culinary showcase was to celebrate…

H2 ROTISSERIE

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 691-6966 Web: http://h2restaurant.com/ Twitter: @H2restaurant Instagram @h2restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale comfort food, this recently opened eatery inside the Westin Bayshore features a full-on Rotisserie chicken front centre,…

CANNOLI KING

Mobile locations all over the city. Tel: 604.283.1115 Web: https://www.cannoliking.ca Twitter: @CannolikingVan Instagram @cannolikingvancouver Advice: Follow them on Streetfood App for opening/locations There is an art to making the perfect Cannoli day after day, I remember first eating these delicious dessert…

Sergio Grandolfo and his Cocktails

Sergio Grandolfo is the Bar Manager at Cacao in Vancouver. I asked Sergio to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Cacao. Up first is the vegan Pisco Sour Inspired by the classic South American drink, the classic recipe uses…

Parq Vancouver casino resort announces 8 Restaurants

Announced today, this new hotel and resort with casino located adjacent to BC Place Stadium is set to open this fall and will boast 8 unique restaurants Parq Vancouver, British Columbia’s newest entertainment destination, will open this fall with a…

Pride Crawl Cocktail Fundraiser in Vancouver

Bars and restaurants across Vancouver will stand proud and pledge their support to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation from now through August 6 by taking part in the inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser to generate financial support for the Dr. Peter…

Tasting Plates Stadium District

On Wednesday July 12, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Stadium District area of downtown Vancouver. Attendees enjoyed delicious coffee buns, rollie pollie’s, coffees, teas and cold chocolate shakes to kickoff the…

Summer Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

It has been awhile since I had the Tasting Menu at Bauhaus, the Executive Chefs Tim Schultechef and David Mueller launched their summer tasting menu which I had a chance to try. I enjoyed their collaborative 6 course menu ($99)…

INNOCENT ICE CREAM

4895 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879 8584 Web: http://innocenticecream.com Instagram: @innocenticecream Advice: Counter service. It is all about ice cream sandwiches (regular size and mini) here in this newly opened ice cream parlour that is close to Queen Elizabeth Park,…

PARALLEL 49 STREET KITCHEN

1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-2739 Web: http://parallel49brewing.com/street_kitchen Twitter @Parallel49Beer Advice: Open 11am-Midnight daily, counter service, no reservations. In the evolution of Parallel 49 which created a solid foundation of exciting and tasty local brews, they recently added a street kitchen…

Best of the West and Mixology Night on the Pier

Get ready for the annual Best of the West a food and wine pairing competition returning for the 7th year in a row. Experience a delicious and thrilling evening, as top chefs compete for your vote in the gorgeous setting of Ambleside…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13-16: Your Eating Guide

The 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 13-16, 2017, starting off on Thursday evening this  year. To celebrate their 40th year of the festival, an extra day has been added to the beginning of…

Vancouver Eggs Benedict Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge was another success featuring Eggs Benedict creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Eggs Bemedoct creation from June 15 – July 8, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

Field Trip up the Sea to Sky

“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…

My Annual Visit to the Richmond Night Market

On Sunday night during the Canada Day 150 weekend, I visited this market again, it was time for my annual visit to see and try what’s new at this popular night market. My 1st stop was to Benkei Ramen to…

Interview with Sergio Grandolfo

Bartender | Cacao | Vancouver Originally from Milan, Italy, Sergio started out with a career in music which included his studies at Stylus College of Music & Sound as well as Università degli Studi di Milano; he was also experienced…

Joy of Feeding 2017

It was another glorious day at the 6th annual Joy of Feeding event that I attended on Saturday June 24 at UBC Farm. This is an incredible food loving event that featured 13 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe…

Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was another success featuring chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from June 4 – June 29, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

New Menu, New Dishes at Cibo Trattoria

Chef de Cuisine Josh Gonneau, has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Italian cuisine. 1st dish: Albacore Tuna Crudo shaved fennel, pickled radish, orvieto olive oil wonderful flavours! 2nd dish: Chitarra al pesto, stinging nettle pesto,…

New Menu Tasting at India Bistro

It has been several years since my last visit to this popular West End bistro with it’s Northern Indian cuisine focus. 1st dish: Peshwari naan – one of my favourite breads here, it is a white leavened bread stuffed with…

Tasting Plates Vancouver Stadium District on July 12

Join us and explore the Stadium District area (centered around Robson/Homer to Expo Boulevard to Abbott Street) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 12 from 6pm until 10pm…

Interview with Maritza Orellana

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

Tasting Plates Summer 2017 Tours Line-Up

If you haven’t been to any of our Tasting Plates dining tours in the past or are a regular who attends them, Vancouver Foodster is presenting another round of neighborhood tasting tours during this coming summer in and around the…

Canada 150 Foodie Fun

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this Saturday July 1st, as food is what brings us all together, here are some celebratory iconic foods and where you can get them around the city, as well as some foodie events that feature…

The Juice Truck Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at The Juice Truck café for The Juice Truck cookbook, a guide to juicing, smoothies, cleanses and living a plant based lifestyle. Published by Appetite a division of Penguin Random House and is…

Summer 2017 Foodie Events

  June 29 – July 3 – YVR Food Festival Multiple food events over the long weekend including a long table dinner, a giant outdoor brunch, and a Canada Day BBQ with live music. Food For Thought, a food-centric TED…

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