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Best Foodie Events of 2013

richard wolak at food talks 1 yr

Richard Wolak (Founder & Publisher of Vancouver Foodster) at the Food Talks 1 Year Anniversary Talk at The Westin Grand.

I went to a lot of different food events, openings and parties during 2013 in and around Vancouver, here are my top 20 standouts of the year.

Note: These are not in any ranking order.

1)    Brewery and the Beast was the best and most organized outdoor food event of the year.

2)   Feast of Fields at Krause was the best afternoon of eating and drinking in the outdoors.

3) Loden Hotel Celebrates 5 Years was the most fun Restaurant Anniversary Party of the year.

4) Languedoc Wine Bar Crawl was the most exciting media event of the year.

5) Cook the Vote at Pidgin was the most fun and tasty media party of the year.

6) Joy of Feeding 2013 was the best afternoon of eating delicious food outside on a farm.

7) Noodle Mania was the best food crawl eating noodle dishes around the city.

8) The Roof at Black+Blue Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year downtown Vancouver.

9) Railtown Caters Launch was the best catering launch party with the most delicious food and drinks.

10) Catch 122 Celebrates 1.22 years was the best 1.22 Year Anniversary party with delicious food and drinks

11) Dish ‘n Dazzle 2013 was a delicious evening of food, cocktails and wines supporting the BC Hospitality organization.

12) Tasting Plates Lower Lonsdale was one of the best summer food tasting tour event.

13) Wine for Waves most delicious seafood and wine pairing event at the Four Seasons.

14) Chocolate Arts celebrates 20 years was the sweetest anniversary party of the year.

15) The Parlour Restaurant Opening was the best Restaurant Opening Party of the year in Yaletown.

16) From Farms to Forks 4 was the most entertaining event at the coolest venue that brought together some of the cities best chefs, restaurants and breweries.

17) Tengumai Sake Dinner at Zest was the best Pairing Dinner with Sake and delicious Japanese cuisine.

18) Alpha Estate Winemakers Dinner at Cork & Fin was the best Winemakers Dinner experience.

19) Parallel 49 Brewing Dinner at Biercraft was the best beer pairing dinner experience.

20) Food Talks Vol 8 and 1 Year Anniversary was an amazing evening as we celebrated the most iconic women chefs in the city.

See all the other events I attended this past year.

By: Richard Wolak

Best Foodie Events of 2012

Richard Wolak (Founder & Publisher of Vancouver Foodster) at the Ricardo’s Media Dinner Party

I went to a lot of different food events, openings and parties during 2012 in and around Vancouver, here are my top 18 standouts of the year.

1)  2012 Gold Medal Plates was the most amazing gastronomic experience.

2) From Farms to Forks was the most entertaining event at the coolest venue that brought together some of the cities best chefs, restaurants and breweries.

3)  Hy’s Steakhouse celebrates 50 years was the best Restaurant Anniversary Party of the year.

4)  Feast of Fields 2012 at Golden Ears Cheese was the best afternoon of eating and drinking in the outdoors.

5)  Minami Restaurant Opening Party was the best restaurant opening of the year downtown Vancouver. 

6)  East of Main Café Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year outside of downtown Vancouver. 

7)  Eating Italian with Ricardo’s was the best Media Dinner & Cooking Party of the year.

8)  Roaming Dragon Tasting was the best Food Truck Media/VIP Menu Tasting experience.

9)  East meets West at West was the best Culinary Adventure/Dinner with 2 of Canada’s best chefs.

10)  Sake Master Dinner at Ki was the best Pairing Dinner with Sake and delicious Japanese cuisine.

11)  Cherry Harvest Winemakers Dinner at Fraiche was the best BC Winemakers Dinner experience.

12)  Robert Mondavi Winemakers Dinner at Blue Water Café was the best Winemakers Dinner experience.

13)  Stags Hollow Tasting Lunch at Lift was the best Winemakers Lunch of the year.

14)  Steamworks Beer Launch Party was the best Beer Launch Party of the year with delicious comfort food.

15)  Cooking for a Cause Celebration was the most incredible evening of food and wine from some of Vancouver’s finest chefs outside of the city in the most spectacular venue.

16)  Tableau Bar Bistro celebrates 1 year was the best 1st Year Anniversary party with delicious food and drinks.

17)  Joy of Feeding was the best afternoon of eating delicious food outside on a farm.

18)  Tasting Brunch at the Bibo was the best media tasting brunch with an extensive selection of delish food and drink.

Note: These are not in any ranking order.

By: Richard Wolak

Best Foodie Events of 2011

Richard Wolak (Founder & Publisher of Vancouver Foodster) at the Miku Party

I went to a lot of different food events, openings and parties during 2011 in and around Vancouver and these are the standouts of the year.

1)    Chewies  Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year.

2)    Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was the most entertaining event at the coolest venue that brought together some of the cities best chefs, restaurants and breweries.

3) Black & Blue Restaurant Opening was one of the most fun events of 2011 with cocktails flowing and appetizers.

4) 2011 Gold Medal Plates was the most amazing gastronomic experience.

5) Thierry Opening was the sweetest opening of the year with amazing desserts, wine and appetizers

6) Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farms was the best afternoon of eating and drinking in the outdoors.

7) Chefs Table Dinner Party that Earls Hornby held for me and Vancouver Foodster contest winners.

8 ) Best of the West was the best food event in the best location imaginable on the wharf at Ambelside in West Van

9) Dish N Dazzle was the best food, wine and cocktail event from some of Vancouver’s finest chefs, and bartenders.

10) Summer Splash at Goldfish was the most fun event of 2011 with delicious food and festivities.

11) A Night at the Aquarium was the most incredible evening of food from some of Vancouver’s finest chefs and wine in the city’s most spectacular venue.

12) Spring Party at Miku Restaurant serving outstanding seafood.

By: Richard Wolak

Best Foodie Events of 2010

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2010 and these are the standouts of the year.

1)Q4 al Centro Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/12/10/q4-al-centro-opening/

2)Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was the most entertaining event at the coolest venue that brought together some of the cities best chefs, restaurants and breweries.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/11/25/2010-ocean-wise-seafood-chowder-chowdown/

3) Joe Fortes 25th Anniversary Party was one of the most glamerous events of 2010 with delicious food and great music.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/11/16/joe-fortes-25th-anniversary/

4) 2010 Gold Medal Plates was the most amazing wine and gastronomic experiences.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/11/05/2010-gold-medal-plates-vancouver/

5) Waldorf Hotel Opening was the most fun opening of the year with amazing music, performance art and more.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/11/03/the-waldorf-hotel-opening/

6) Top Table Group Trifecta Anniversary was one of the most elegant celebrations with outstanding food and wine.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/10/29/top-table-group-trifecta-anniversary/

7) Mystery Kitchen Tour Encore was the most unique fundraiser for the Chefs Table Society

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/08/23/mystery-kitchen-tour-encore/

8) Vancouver Foodster 1 Yr Anniversary Party was the most exciting anniversary event for foodies in the city.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/07/30/vancouver-foodster-1-yr-anniversary-party/

9) Dinner on the Floating Dining Room was the most unique dining experience I have ever had created by a visionary, Shannon Ronalds.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/07/25/dinner-on-the-floating-dining-room/

10) Summer Splash at Goldfish was the most fun event of 2010 with delicious food and festivities.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/06/22/summer-splash-at-goldfish/

11) A Night at the Aquarium was the most incredible evening of food from some of Vancouver’s finest chefs and wine in the city’s most spectacular venue.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/06/18/night-at-the-aquarium/

12) Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree was the most awesome fundraiser serving outstanding seafood.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/05/07/red-cross-red-carpet-soiree/

Note: The above events are ranked by date from the most recent.

By: Richard Wolak

My Top 10 events of the 1st Year

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during the 1st year of Vancouver Foodster and these are the standouts of the year.

1) Dinner on the Floating Dining Room was one of the most unique dining experiences I have ever had created by a visionary, Shannon Ronalds.


2) Summer Splash at Goldfish was one of the most fun events of 2010 with delicious food and festivities.


3) A Night at the Aquarium was the most incredible evening of food from some of Vancouver’s finest chefs and wine in the city’s most spectacular venue.


4) Hot Chefs Cool Jazz was one of the most amazing wine and gastronomic experiences.


5) Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree was one the most awesome fundraisers serving outstanding seafood.


6) 2010 Mixilympics Barman Competition was one of the most energetic mixologist competitions.

7) Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was the most entertaining event at the coolest venue that brought together some of the cities best chefs and restaurants to support a great organization.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/11/26/ocean-wise-seafood-chowder-chowdown/

8)     A Night with Theo Chocolate was the most unique event of the year that brought together foodies and wine connoisseurs.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/11/21/a-night-with-theo-chocolate/

9)     A Night of Don Julio Tequilas was one of the most exciting consumer events that paired great food from the Goldfish Pacific Kitchen chefs.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/11/17/a-night-of-don-julio-tequila/

10)     The Globe in your Glass one of the best wine events that brought together consumers and the twittering wine trade.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/10/29/the-globe-in-your-glass/

Note: The above events are ranked by date from the most recent.

By: Richard Wolak

Best Foodie Events of 2009

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2009 and these are the standouts of the year.

1) Coast Restaurant Opening party was the best restaurant opening of the year.

2) Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was the most entertaining event at the coolest venue that brought together some of the cities best chefs and restaurants to support a great organization.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/11/26/ocean-wise-seafood-chowder-chowdown/

3)     A Night with Theo Chocolate was the most unique event of the year that brought together foodies and wine connoisseurs.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/11/21/a-night-with-theo-chocolate/

4)     A Night of Don Julio Tequilas was one of the most exciting consumer events that paired great food from the Goldfish Pacific Kitchen chefs.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/11/17/a-night-of-don-julio-tequila/

5)     The Globe in your Glass one of the best wine events that brought together consumers and the twittering wine trade.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/10/29/the-globe-in-your-glass/

6)     Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition brought together some of the top Bartenders in the area in competition

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/08/18/the-refinery-hosted-the-mixologists-%E2%80%A6/

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/08/18/the-refinery-hosted-the-mixologists-part-2/

7)     A Night of Urban Grains at Bishops was one of the most educational menu tasting events at a Vancouver restaurant that brought together some of Vancouver’s foodie media folk and the founders of Urban Grains.

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2009/10/28/a-night-of-urban-grains-at-bishops/

By: Richard Wolak

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