Tasting Natural Wines at Burdock & Co

After their recent Platinum award for Wine Program Excellence at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Burdock & Co has decided to celebrate the season. This Spring they are featuring their selection of orange and pink wines only, with a fresh…

The Preservatory Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of The Preservatory inside the barn at Vista D’oro Farms & Winery. Lee Murphy, the passionate and knowledgeable jam master and owner of Vista D’oro Farms & Winery, created a vibrant look at…

Vancouver Caesar Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their caesar cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be…

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights on May 17

Join us as we return to Burnaby Heights and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in and around Hastings Street. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 17 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver…

Mac and Cheese Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Mac and Cheese Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, and North Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from April 6-30, 2017. and their customers voted for…

L’Éclair de Génie Opening

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend the media preview tasting of this a Paris, France-based pastry shop that specializes in éclairs. This is the first North American location on Vancouver’s fashionable Robson street, and they are hopeful to open more…

First Taste of La Churreria

Co-owned by wife Adriana Orta and her husband Mazen Adas; they have recently opened the first Churros bar in Vancouver’s Westend neighborhood. The couple also own Los Amigos Taqueria across the street, at their three-year-old restaurant they began selling churros…

Science of Cocktails

The 2nd annual Science of Cocktails fundraiser took place on February 9 and this was quite the event featuring some of the city’s most talented bartenders, along with partnering chefs showcasing the science behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.  Largest…

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…

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