Dine Out Vancouver 2017 Brunch Crawls and Art, Eat & Sip

Tourism Vancouver Dine Out Festival and Vancouver Foodster present If you are a fan of our Tasting Plates events or love trying new dishes and restaurants, you are going to want to hear about the 7 events that Vancouver Foodster is…

Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their tiramisu creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and bakery will be featuring their tiramisu on their menu from November 17 – December 11,…

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2016

The 9th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 16th. This event saw a packed house of 700 people sampling many or all of the fourteen…

Celebrating the Holiday Season at Holts Cafe

The other night I had a chance to enjoy some canapes while mingling with the Holt Renfrew staff along with other media as we embarked on the festive season. Chef Nicolas Hipperson was introduced by Carla Stef, Manager, Marketing &…

Food Talks Vol 14

Food Talks Vol 14 Speakers (from left to right)  Shaun and Sonia Strobel, Teddie Geach, Guy Dean, Trevor Bird and Mike McDermid On November 2 we presented the 14th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers…

First Taste of Café Lokal

A European styled café in the heart of Kitsilano, run by owner Zoran Milakovic who has years of experience working in other cafes here and back home in Serbia. Loved the seating options throughout the café with it’s unique table…

HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY

1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-1108 Web: http://www.eatheritage.ca/ Twitter @Eatheritagenow Advice: Monday – Friday 8am -8pm. Counter service. With it’s nod to making delicious Bao’s, this threesome of owners, Chef Felix Zhou along with Natasha Romero and Paul…

Burger Challenge Winners 2016

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Annual Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 14 – November 6, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Dan’s Legacy Chefs Charity Dinner

On Thursday, October 27th, I attended a wonderful dinner at the Vancouver Club, which raised $70,000 for Dan’s Legacy. The charity provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs for youth survivors of trauma and abuse. Hosted by Fred Lee, guests enjoyed…

Winemakers Dinner at City Side Winery

On October 21, I attended the first wine makers dinner held at the beautiful City Side Winery, this wonderful dinner featured the talented Chef Christopher Floyd pairing up his dishes with wines from City Side Winery. There were a selection…

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…

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