Tasting Plates North Vancouver

On Wednesday April 26, we presented another amaziing tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to North Van to rediscover the lower Lonsdale area and it’s eateries. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee beverages to kickoff the event…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1) Chocolate Milk Stout & Espresso Panna Cotta candied pecans, cocoa crumble, amaretti biscuits Hearthstone Brewery and Forno 1015…

Interview with Patrick Do

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…

High Tea at Bay Moorings

Seated on the outside patio with a stunning view of Horeshoe Bay, though you have the choice to dine inside if you wish. Presented with a selection of teas for my choosing was the beginning of my afternoon tea experience….

Brunch with Jody Vance at Bodega on Main

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

Tasting Plates North Vancouver on April 26

Join us as we return to North Van and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in and around Lonsdale. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday April 26 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster….

Interview with Shane King

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…

Vancouver Mac and Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Mac & Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their mac and cheese into this challenge, most of the restaurants have created a special mac and cheese just for this…

Tasting Brunch at Heritage Asian Eatery

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Zahra to enjoy some delicious Asian dishes with a dash of fusion. 1st dish: Peking Duck Benny Bowl 2nd dish: Shiitake Mushroom Benny Bowl 3rd dish: Green Onion Pancake with Duck Roll…

Pie Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries and restaurants around Vancouver, and Fort Langley,  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from March 9-April 2, 2017. and their customers voted for their…

HEARTHSTONE BREWERY TAP & FORNO

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 984-1842 Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/ Twitter: @hearthstonebeer Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. In the heart of North Van, the tap & forno restaurant is located next door to the brewery which opened up a few years…

Pizza Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Pizza Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, Fort Langley, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from March 3-26, 2017. and…

Tasting Brunch at Bao Down Snack Bar

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Nick to enjoy some delicious Filipino fusion dishes with a twist. 1st dish: Longanise Corn Dogs, old school with banana ketchup & mustard. 2nd dish: Longanisa Grilled Cheese in a pandesal, with…

Grilled Cheese Challenge Winners 2017

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant and foodtruck featured their Grilled Cheese creation from February 24 – March 19. 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners…

MANGIA E SCAPPA

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley Tel: 604.888.4104 Web: www.mangiaescappa.com Twitter: @mangiaescappaif Advice: Reservations suggested. Located in a former auto garage, the large dining room seats plenty in this cozy family run Italian food focussed restaurant. Owned by Giulia who’s background…

CINARA

350 West Pender St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-9694 Web: www.cinara.ca Twitter @cinara350 Advice: Advance reservations suggested. I have been a fan of Chef Lucais Syme’s cooking ever since I fell in love with his La Quercia restaurant which he had previously…

Interview with Roberto Lopez Lara

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…

Vancouver Winefest 14th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, on February 17, I attended this 14th annual awards lunch with a Canadian theme, that was full of restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other industry peers. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared…

Food Glorious Food on CKNW

In early September 2016, I launched the Food Glorious Food podcast at CKNW.com which was then co-hosted by my friend Drex and myself, it was the first podcast of this kind that CKNW has hosted at CKNW.com. This new show…

Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

On Wednesday March 8, we presented our 5th Anniversary tour of our Tasting Plates series of tasting tours that began in the downtown Vancouver area. For this tasting tour we returned to where Tasting Plates 1st ever tour was held,…

THE GRAY OLIVE CAFETERIA

4190 East Hastings, Burnaby Tel: 604-566-9664 Web: http://www.thegrayolive.com/ Twitter: @TheGrayOlive Advice: Counter service, no reservations. Closed Monday’s. Located in the heart of the Burnaby Heights neighborhood, Chef Brian Wong and his 2 brothers are busy cooking up seasonal comfort food…

DOLPAN SEOUL BBQ

3779 Sexmith Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9220 Web: http://dolpanbbq.com/ Instagram @dolpanbbq Advice: Takes reservations 4+ people. Open nightly after 4pm. First you need to understand that there are different types of Korean BBQ, once the unknown is known, you’ll note…

Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge. Bakeries and Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Pie creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their pie on their menu from March 9 –…

SWAD INDIAN KITCHEN

1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 281-4411 Web: http://swadindiankitchen.ca/ Twitter: @SwadVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. At this elegant abode, Kamal Mroke (owner) greets customers many of which he knows by name; opening over 1-1/2 years ago, many have made repeat…

Dim Sum at Western Lake

It’s been a few years since my last Dim Sum visit, since the restaurant was about to celebrate 10 years in business, this was a terrific time to revisit and have a few friends (Louisa, Lawrence and David) join to…

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