Tasting Plates Kitsilano: The Menu

Join us for dinner at 10 restaurants, cafes, & food truck that will be participating in the event which will take place in Kitsilano including Burrard, 4th Avenue, Broadway, Arbutus and area. Each of the restaurants will be doing tasting plates of their various dishes, and some will be offering beverages as well. Each ticket includes all of the dishes at each of the 10 participating restaurants as listed below.

We are using this hashtag in our tweets #TastingPlatesYVR and @VanFoodster – please include in your tweets during our event.

The starting location for everyone to begin their tasting adventure will be the Registration Tent at the rear of Chocolate Arts, 1620 West 3rd Avenue (rear parking lot). Registration will open at 5:45pm and this is where you will pick up your Tasting Plate Cards for the evening  *(you must show your printed ticket confirmation or eventbrite purchase code when registering at the event).

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, car, transit, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite:


Participating restaurants and their menus for the evening event are as follows:


2445 Burrard Street

TwItter: @eatindianatithi

Web: www.atithi.ca

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 3 items:

  1. Lotus roots with shrimp
  2. Bengali mustard fish.
  3. Taro roots with local potato (vegan and veggie)

All served with sweet Bengali rice.



1835 West 4th Avenue

Twitter: @TheBibo

Web: http://thebibo.com/

Our Tasting Plate will include any or all of these 8 items

  • Pizzas selection will include Margherita, Diavola, Prosciutto, Funghi, Marinara.
  • Pasta selection: Rigatoni alla Norma, Lasagne al Pesto and Tagliatelle al Ragù.

There will also be some plates with olives, bruschetta, artichokes and other Italian products that people can try.



2817 Arbutus St

Twitter: @Petesmeats

Web: http://www.petes-meat.com/

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 3 items:

Serving a trio of hand-made/house-made sausages

  1. Lamb Merguez: medium spice with a complex flavor profile north African in origin
  2. Sweet Italian: low spice, sweet and savoury our version of this classic
  3. Chicken, chipotle, cilantro & lime: (Mexi/Cali, medium spice)

Served with not yet determined accoutrement.



2685 Arbutus Street

Twitter: GramercyGrill

Web: http://www.gramercygrill.ca/

Our Tasting Plate will include this item:

Pork & Veal Meat Ball Sliders



1876 West 1st Avenue

Twitter: @flatbreadco

Web: http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Our Tasting Plate will feature your choice of these flatbread pizzas:

All of our organic flatbread pizzas are topped with garlic oil, organic tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese.  We then add lots of local and organic produce and bake it in our artisan oven.

  1. Bradner Farm Pizza:  Certified organic free range rosemary chicken from Bradner Farm with red onions, house made pesto & oven roasted red bell peppers.
  2. Farmers Market Pizza: Topped with a combination of four to five seasonal local or preserved veggies, three herb nut free pesti & Capriny goat’s cheese.
  3. Naturally Meaty: Spicy certified organic beef, sulphate free Italian sausage, ripe tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, asiago cheese & fresh herbs.



1766 West 7th Avenue

Twitter: @ThaiHouse

Web: http://www.thaihouse.com/

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 3 items:

1) Beef Lettuce Wrap

Lean ground beef with fresh basil

2) Gai Pad Ma-Maung Hin Ma-Pan

Boneless chicken with cashew nuts & roasted chili

3) Tod Mun Goong

Homemade shrimp cakes


1620 West 3rd Avenue

Twitter: @ChocArts

Web: http://www.chocolatearts.com/

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 4 items:

1).    House made cookie enrobed in 70% chocolate with house made ice cream

2).    Candied almonds

3).    A Peanut mallow bite

4).    A seasonal chocolate


3162 West Broadway

Twitter: @EstLounge

Web: http://www.estlounge.com/

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 3 items:

  1. Vegetarian African Peanut Soup
  2. Black Truffle Saccottini Pasta
  3. Lobster & Shrimp Cake

There also may be a surprise dish served.



Mobile Truck – located on the West side of Arbutus between 10th – 11th

Twitter: @TheJuiceCaboose

Web: http://thejuicecaboose.blogspot.ca/

Our Tasting Plates will be Cups and we are offering these 3 items:

1).  Raw Cacao, Hemp Seed, Vanilla Bean, Peppermint Extract, Agave and Cold Filtered Espresso Smoothie

2).  Strawberries, Hemp Seed, Vanilla Bean, Coconut Butter, Agave and Cacao Nibs Smoothie

3).  Raw Vegan Buckwheat Granola, Chia Seed Vanilla Pudding and Fresh Berries Parfait



2571 West Broadway

Twitter: @vanooc

Web: http://vooc.ca/

Our Tasting Plate will include:

We will be featuring the following olive oils and balsamic vinegars accompanied by bread provided by local baker Chris Brown of Rise Artisan:

Olive Oils

  • Blood Orange
  • Tuscan Herb
  • Australian Picual
  • Chilean Coratina/ Frantoio

Balsamic Vinegars

  • Traditional
  • Espresso
  • Fig
  • Grapefruit


Order tickets via Eventbrite:


Several of the restaurants will be offering wine, beer and cocktail specials at their locations during the evening.

Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra) before September 7, $100 for 4 pak of tickets or, $125 for 6 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak or a 6 pak (eventbrite fee extra) before September 7th. * Tickets $40 per person (eventbrite fee extra) after Sept 7– ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Farm Folk/City Folk. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Thank you to our Tent sponsor: Lonsdale Event Rentals

Charity Partner

farm folk

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket.  Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc


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