Tasting Plates East Village

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On Wednesday May 18, we presented our 3rd tasting tour of the East Village neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants from Clark Drive to Renfrew. Registration took place in the 60 year old historic Tiki Bar located inside the Waldorf Hotel.

The chocolates that each of guests received at registration were from neighborhood chocolatier Schokolade courtesy of the Hastings North BIA.

Nonna’s Table  

Our Tasting Plate:

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Pizza Rolls: the Zucchini, eggplant, mozzarella, and pesto and the Mortadella and pistachio

Italian Meatballs with a spicy traditional tomato sauce, garnished with fresh arugula

Tiramisu Cheesecake

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Windsor Meats

Our Tasting Plate:

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Chorizo Bread Pudding with Bacon Foam



Di Olvia

Our Tasting Plate:


Oil and Balsamic pairings with fresh focaccia bread.

The pairings are:

Tuscan Herb Olive Oil/Fig Balsamic

Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil/Red Apple Balsamic

Persian Lime Olive Oil/Blackberry Ginger Balsamic

Chipotle Olive Oil/Espresso Balsamic

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Italia Bakery

Our Tasting Plate:

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Chocolate sponge with caramel and chocolate ganache drizzle, sprinkled sea salt and toasted pecans, cream layer is a marscapone caramel cream, fresh whip and toasted pecans around the outside , topped with mini puffs filled with caramel marscapone.

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Cannoli King

Our Tasting Plate:

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1 mini cannoli filled with our signature ricotta filling

1 mini cannoli filled filled our ricotta pistachio filling



The Brighton

Our Tasting Cups:

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3, 5oz tasters of local beer

Black Kettle Pale Ale (north van)

Granville Island hops ‘n bolts

Parallel 49 Jackface 9000

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The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for Tasting Plates summer series happening in various neighborhoods in the city on July 20 and August 24.

By: Richard Wolak

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