Tasting Plates Marpole on March 30

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and establishments in the Marpole neighbourhood. Marpole is one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, settled in the 1860’s.This tasting extravaganza will be centred around Granville Street between 67th and 74th, and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.


Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.
  • Visit each of the participating restaurants and establishments at your leisure by walking, transit, bike, moped, car, or carpooling.

Registration: Gigi Blin – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards and menus.

Participating Restaurants: 


1400 West 70th Avenue

Web: http://gigiblin.com/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram gigi.blin

Cuisine: Coffeehouse and market

Gigi Blin Market Cafe is an independent, owner operated cafe and grocery store situated in an historic building (circa 1905) in Marpole. Since opening in June 2015, the cafe has engaged a loyal following of neighbourhood patrons who have enjoyed the fine baked croissants, grilled panini and the many espresso beverages created by the the beautiful Vittoria Arduino machine.  Gigi Blin’s market comprises of unique local and European items which are sourced from both specialty distributors as well as small independent local producers.  Both Market and Cafe harmoniously serve the patrons at Gigi Blin.

They are exited to be featuring a collabortiong with teenage chefs Skylar and Chloe who own the Kids can cook Gourmet pasta sauce.

as well as


the yard

8482 Granville Street

Web: http://theyardcafe.ca/

Cuisine: Beer and comfort food

A new American restaurant and bar serving the Marpole community featuring 6 local craft beers on tap along with a full bar line-up and comfort food to round out the menu offerings.

They are excited to feature collaborations with two local breweries pouring beer for our guests during the event from these breweries.




8496 Granville Street

Web: http://bonjourmarket.ca/

Twitter: tba

Cuisine: Smoothie Bar and Natural Food Store

At Bonjour Marketplace, we offer healthy eaters a wide selection of fresh organic produces, delicious light meals and quality natural food products. Our spacious 3500-square-feet store regularly hosts healthy-eating events and workshops as we strive to become a driving force for the popularization of healthy eating. To share our passion and knowledge beyond the realm of our store, we implement a comprehensive online media network featuring real-life stories of remarkable heathy eaters, latest healthy-eating articles and news.

They are excited to feature collaborations with a couple local producers including


mai mai


8636 Granville Street


Twitter: @CafeCafemaimai

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Pho & Café Mai-Mai is a family own and operated Vietnamese restaurant.  They serve you great tasting, nutritious, healthy, no M.S.G, home-made Vietnamese cuisine as you would get from grandma’s kitchen..  They, particularly, do not use M.S.G. in their ingredients or have on premises.  Their Pho is MSG free and they use the best quality beef.   Pho & Café Mai-Mai, Healthier Choice, Healthier You!


More restaurants to be added!

Purchase Tickets Here: 


Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $165 for a 5 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 5 pack, tickets only $33 each). Regular Tickets $55 per person after March 27, 2016.

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (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).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

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