FIORE

1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1485 Web: https://fiorerestaurants.ca/ Instagram @fioreyvr Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Italian inspired food and drink, this neighborhood gem driven by talented chef Alexandrea Fladhamer is turning heads. It’s a fairly small…

Interview with Chef Hiro Watanabe

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 some of…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

Interview with Chef Sandy Chen

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 some of…

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl

Last week I took part in a cool tour of 3 lounges in the Chinatown area, presented by the Vancouver Gourmet Club. The evening began at the registration spot outside of the Dr Sun Yut-Sen Garden where all gathered to…

Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Crepe creations into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Crepe creation just for this challenge. Each…

Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on July 11

Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale and area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and bakeries. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 11 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented…

Mamie Taylor’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up

Following the Mamie Taylor’s barrel aged Manhattan was the perfect welcome cocktail for Chef Jeff Koop’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up that I recently attended. This themed dinner celebrated the steakhouse as we know it in Chicago, going back in time to…

Tasting Plates Westend

On Wednesday June 20, we presented our Westend Tasting Plates dining tour with delicious Japanese, Moroccan and South Indian dishes plus burgers, sandwiches, pie, kombucha, coffee and tea, and more.   Milano Coffee Your choice of Espresso or Americano Davie…

Interview with Chef Warren Chow

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…

Wine Touring in the Willamette Valley

Situated about 25 miles South of Portland, the Willamette Valley seems like a world away – back roads beckon visitors to explore the lush rolling hills, historic communities and farmer’s markets that showcase the region’s local produce. With a temperate…

Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the 4th annual Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Chicken Wings into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Chicken Wings dish just for…

First Taste of Sopra Sotto Pizzeria

The new Italian eatery, a collaborative effort between a small group of close friends and locals, was largely inspired by Nonna’s cooking and brings fresh, local and approachable fare to the neighbourhood. The modern and sun drenched 90 seat-space was…

Interview with Chef Dario Rossi

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 New Dishes at Chi Restaurant

It has been awhile since my last visit to Chef Le Chi and her restaurant in Kitsilano, my friend Sylvia Talbot and I enjoyed a wonderful catchup over these delicious modern Vietnamese dishes. 1st dish: Lemongrass Beef Jerky Papaya Salad…

Chef Meets BC Grape

I recently attended Chef Meets BC Grape at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, this was a wonderful event and one of the largest annual celebrations of BC VQA wines and local food with 94 BC wineries sharing their new spring…

First Taste of Nana’s Green Tea

Established around 10 years ago in Japan, and founded by Kazuto Kutami. Inspired by the Starbucks concept, Kazuto set out to create a Matcha oriented experience and created Nana’s Green Tea, a café that realizes the new Japanese style which…

Tasting Plates Westend on June 20

Join us and explore the Westend neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 20 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe will be…

Spring Patio Tasting on the Dockside Restaurant Patio

I recently attended a celebration of spring, held on May 24 on the beautiful patio behind the Granville Island Hotel. This annual event celebrated spring with a tasting of appetizers from the chefs at Dockside Restaurant along with a tasting…

Food Talks Vol 16

Food Talks Vol 15 Speakers (from left to right) Lynda Larouche, Shobna Kannusamy, Dana Lee Harris, Parinya Lopston and Barb Finley On May 8 we presented the 16th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring women speakers from the…

Portland at The Benson with dinner at Palm Court

My last stay at this historic hotel was about 25 years ago when it was owned by the Westin brand, fast track to present day The Benson is part of the Coast Hotels family. Built in 1912, renovated recently, we…

This Year at the Richmond Night Market

On Friday night in late May, 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 see Chefs Kaori…

Taco Challenge 2018 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster 5th Taco Challenge was a huge success featuring taco creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their taco creation from May 3 – 27, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Visit to Cannon Beach and the Hallmark Resort

It has been about 25 years ago since I last stayed at the beautiful Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach which is situated right on the beach with Haystack Rock at its footsteps. It is a spectacular spot on the Oregon Coast…

Afternoon Tea at BCD Academy

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

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