Chicken and Waffles Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Chicken and Waffles Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Chicken and Waffles creation from February 21 – March 15, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

OLD BIRD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 873-1172 Web: https://oldbird.ca/ Instagram @oldbirdrestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins only. With it’s focus on Chinese cuisine with attitude, Executive Chef Deseree Lo has put together a wonderful menu of dishes from the places were…

Experiencing the new Five Sails Restaurant

It’s been over 15 years since I last visited Five Sails, this iconic fine dining restaurant has been around for many years and has one of the most stunning views of the city’s harbour. Last night I enjoyed a wonderful…

Gelato 101 at Uno Gelato

I participated in this class recently at the Uno Gelato production cafe in Kitsilano, this is where Maestro Andres Bermudez Laverde taught the gelato class that Lawrence and I participated in. Andres went thru the ingredients and showed the class…

ARTUSI RESTAURANT

412 6th Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 553-9922 Web: http://www.artusirestaurant.com/ Twitter @ArtusiNewWest Instagram @artusirestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, open lunch and dinner, closed Tuesday’s Specializing in contemporary rustic Italian food, Chef Delbert Cirfera, and his partners are family and friends who…

First Taste of Brass Fish Tavern

This new spot on the edge of Coal Harbour in downtown’s financial district comes to us from the Donnelly Group and it’s not the type of eatery you may have expected to come from this group; this one is elevated…

Experiencing Yaas Grill House

I’ve enjoyed Persian food all over the North Shore over the years, though one of the restaurants that I hadn’t visited was Yaas Grill House. The family has operated their restaurants for almost 25 years, they set up their first…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the 5th Annual Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their curry creations into this challenge, most have created a special curry creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring…

Vancouver Foodster Culinary Scavenger Hunt on June 20

Your scavenger hunt is a multi-faceted “tasting experience” through downtown Vancouver with clues, challenges, prizes and more. Following your “map and clues card” as your guide, you will enjoy dishes, bites and treats as well as have a chance to…

Tasting Plates Yaletown

On Wednesday March 4, we presented our Yaletown dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area and beyond.  Started off the evening outside of Passione Gelato where everyone registered. Passione Gelato No moo tonight! Naturally creamy…

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…

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