The Unsung Heroes: Sake & Sherry

Comparisons and tasting of That’s Life Gourmet Sake and Sherry, lead by Margaux Leahelaine and Mariko Tajiri was a great way to learn about some of their fine Sherry as well as Sake from their portfolio. Aged sakes have a…

First Taste of Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria

Firecrust is a premium fast-casual Neapolitan pizza concept, this location is the first one in Vancouver as well as in British Columbia. The company has already opened restaurants in Dallas, Texas and Alberta. Mark Medalla, Managing Partner told me; Pizzas…

BREAKFAST TABLE

1481 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 805-1900 Web: http://www.breakfasttable.ca Twitter @mmmbreakfast604 Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. South Granville is one of those neighborhoods that has a good mix of people living and retail shops, what was needed for…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the 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 their curry…

Tasting Plates Chinatown on November 23

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Chinatown. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will…

Miso Marinated Sablefish

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. Miso Marinated Sablefish Signature fish dish with sesame quinoa, mushrooms, edamame, kale, sweet soy, the fish…

Spaghetti Challenge Winners 2016

The  Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge was a success featuring 6 spaghetti creations from restaurants around Vancouver, West Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Mission and Langley. Each restaurant featured their spaghetti creation from October 5-30, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

From Farms to Forks 7

On October 2nd, I attended the annual fundraiser that benefited Growing Chefs, it was From Farms to Forks 7. It was another tasty Kitchen Party organized by the team of Growing Chefs held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts,…

DOSA HUT

7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-3111 Web: https://www.facebook.com/dosahutvancouver/ Twitter: @kalaidosahut Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in Indo-Chinese cuisine, Owner and Chef Kalai is known for his Dosas, fine crispy large flat lentil crepes with delicious fillings,…

KLAUS’S KAFFEE HAUS

291 E. Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6735 Web: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Instagram: @klaus_kaffee_haus Advice: Open daily. An Austrian style café in the heart of Chinatown is a one of a kind, unique café that features home-made savoury and sweet…

Tasting Plates Yaletown 2016

On Wednesday October 19, we presented our tasting tour of Yaletown featuring a great selection of restaurants. Registration took place inside Rocanini Coffee. Rocanini Coffee Our Tasting Cup: Cortado (choice of Regular or Decaf)   House Special Our Tasting Plate:…

Fall Menu, New and Old Favourites at Joe Fortes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his fall menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some of my old favourites. My friend and I shared all the dishes except for the soup…

Food Films at Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest running Canadian Jewish Film Festival and one of the longest running film festivals in North America. The Festival runs from November 3rd to 10thl Here are a couple of the food film…

THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFÉ

296 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 973-0163 Web: http://theworkshopvegetariancafe.com/ Twitter @workshopvegcafe Advice: No reservations, closed Sunday. At first glance from the moment I entered this one of a kind vegetarian eatery in an off beat location on the north…

VIJ’S PATIO

3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.736.6664 Web: www.vijsrestaurant.ca Twitter:[email protected] Advice: No reservations, located on the roof, seasonal. After eating at Vij’s over the years starting out at their original restaurant on Broadway I have always been enchanted by the wonderful…

Taste of Yaletown at House Special

The Taste of Yaletown provides the diner a great way to taste and experience a restaurant they may not otherwise have done previously. Although this is a restaurant that I have been to on several occasions, their Taste of Yaletown…

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) Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with caramel fudge ice cream, pumpkin spice caramel, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin seed…

Vancouver Foodster 3rd Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their burger creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Burger creations on their menu from October 14 – November…

Taste of Yaletown thru October 27

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 12thannual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 31 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will showcase sharing and pairing from…

Dockside Restaurant Fall Menu Tasting

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Victor Jacinto ‘s fall menu. 1st dish: Crab & Shrimp Cake  – charred lemon aioli, fresh herbs salad on top which is perfect to cut the richness of…

The Juicery & Co Main Street Opening

I recently attended the opening party for The Juicery & Co newest juicery on Main Street in the Riley Park neighborhood. Daughter and mother, Alex and Christina together Not only is this their 4th juicery location in the city, these…

Harvest Dinner at Taves Farms

A few weeks ago, I attended a wonderful dinner at a long table in the middle of the apple orchard at Taves Farms on a warm late summer night in Abbotsford. This unique dinner featured farmers from the Abbotsford area…

NUVOLA GELATO E DOLCI

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (778) 379-8634 Web: http://www.nuvolagelato.com/index.html Twitter @nuvola_gelato Advice: Counter service. Located in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood is a wonderful Italian dessert shop which makes traditional Italian Gelato with classic Italian flavours. Co-owned by Giorgio Barassi and…

Eating at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall

When shopping at any mall, eating is often part of the overall experience. At the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall which is located close to the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, they feature a selection of restaurants and cuisines. I recently…

Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge

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

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