Food Talks Vol 15

Food Talks Vol 15 Speakers (from left to right) Ian Bruce, Jason Gilron, Caren McSherry, Paul Grunberg and Brian Turko. On November 7 we presented the 15th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from the food…

MRKT EAST

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/mrkt-east/ Twitter: @parqvancouverbc Instagram: @parqvancouverbc Advice: Counter service, order then pay, open daily. On the second floor of Parq Vancouver on the JW Marriott side. Inspired by Singapore night markets, this is an…

Tasting Plates North Van Brunch

On Saturday November 25 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. Maru Korean Bistro * Rice stack with Gochujang pulled…

Tasting Plates Yaletown Brunch

On Saturday October 28 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Yaletown neighborhood. Cha La Tea Merchant Café Dragonwell + Tuna Spinach Toast Matcha + Shrimp…

Field Trip to Abbotsford

“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…

DAVIE DOSA COMPANY

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-5899 Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus on authentic South Indian fare, owner Sharv Ramachandran is well versed in creating flavourful dishes with his chef…

Interview with Brad Hill of The Gastown Foodie

I had an opportunity to sit down with Brad Hill at Nelson the Seagull café, one of the beautiful cafes in Brad Hill’s latest book. The Gastown Foodie is a snapshot of the foodie culture of Gastown in stories, recipes…

Canadian Club 40 Year Old tasting at L’Abattoir

I recently had the opportunity to taste this special Whiskey, a 40 Year Old whiskey from Canadian Club, this was a rare moment to celebrate a true Canadian whiskey and we did this at L’Abattoir in Gastown. The Canadian Tuxedo…

Roadtrip in the Acura MDX to Campbell River

I recently spent a weekend test driving the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2017 on a road trip to Campbell River with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 1 to take BC Ferries over…

POLITOS LATIN CAFÉ

942 Westwood St, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-1744 Web: http://politoscafe.ca/ Twitter: @politoscafebc Instagram @politoscafebc Advice: Open daily. Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico….

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

MAIZAL

2815 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 709-0813 Web: https://maizalrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @maizalyvr Instagram @maizal_yvr Advice: Open daily, counter service. Focussing on Mexican tacos and other healthy dishes from owner Rodrigo Vela’s hometown, here they make their own corn tortillas on their…

House Party at Whistler Cornucopia 2017 Recap

It’s been years since my last visit to Cornucopia, back then it was a 4 day event, in recent years it became an 11 day event. This year I attended Cornucopia on the latter part of the festival and had…

BAD DOG BREAD

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: 778-970-0346 Web: http://baddogbread.com/ instagram @baddogbreadnv Advice: Closed Mondays. Opens at 7am. With master baker and owner Vadim Mugerman at the helm, he has been baking all sorts of incredible breads and cooking since starting out literally…

HONEY SALT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8200 Web: http://honeysalt.ca/ Twitter: @honeysaltvan Instagram: @honeysaltvancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome, open daily. On the first floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on celebrating the best of what British Columbia has to offer with…

Davin de Kergommeaux Talks Canadian Whisky at the Vancouver Club

I recently attended an intimate guided whisky tasting by Davin de Kergommeaux, the Author of Canadian Whisky, a book recently published by Appetite Randomhouse. From left to right, we tried his selection of 5 whiskies, #43, then the Crown Royal which…

Chef Westley Feist Dinner at Dock Lunch

Chef Westley Feist recently presented a wonderful pop-up dinner at Dock Lunch where he featured 6 courses, as well he offered guests an option of pairing cocktails for an extra charge. Chef Westley spoke about each of the courses as…

Beanstock Coffee Festival in Vancouver on November 26

If you love coffee just like me, then you will want to check out this upcoming Beanstock Coffee Festival that showcases the best of the city’s third wave coffee scene in the first and largest celebration of local, independent micro-roasters…

Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night, I attended the relocation reopening party for the new Italian Kitchen Restaurant downtown on Burrard, this is Italian Kitchen 2.0 and it’s a beauty. Guests were treated to cocktails along with red and white wine flowing throughout the…

Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market on December 6

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from South Granville, to False Creek to Kitsilano. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December…

TWO RIVERS MEATS THE SHOP

180 Donaghy Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 990-5288 Web: http://tworiversmeats.ca/ Twitter @tworiversmeats Instagram @tworiversmeats Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Closed Sunday & Monday. Starting off over 10 years ago, Jason Pleym and Margot Millerd-Pleym set out to offer ethical and sustainable meat supplying…

Burger Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster 4th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 19 – November 12, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Fall Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his fall/winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these fall inspired dishes. Sommelier, Tereza Roux had provided some guidance in selecting the perfect British Columbia wines to pair with…

Around the City in the Acura TLX Elite

I recently spent a few days test driving the red Acura TLX Elite 2017 around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. The Fresh Window by…

Exploring Portland’s Food Scene

On my recent visit to Portland, Oregon for Feast Portland, I also had a chance to visit some cafes, bakeries, restaurants and such on my own. Ava Gene’s Restaurant is owned by Chef Josh McFadden and specializes in Italian cuisine,…

Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH on November 25

Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday November 25 from 10am until 2pm and is presented by Vancouver…

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