Dine Out Fest Asian Dumplings & Noodles Fest 2024

We presented our Dine Out Fest Asian Dumplings & Noodles Fest on January 24 with a wonderful selection of restaurants who served tasty food and drink. Jingle Bao Restaurant (774 Denman St) featured Signature Magnificent 7 Xiao Long baos (soup dumplings)…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2024 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 4, 2024 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout the…

Interview with Behshad Zolnasr

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…

Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea at Notch8

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Vivace on the Drive Dine Out 2024

I was invited in to try the Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $45 prix fixe which I did recently. The dishes are all shown below and I noted which ones were my favourites from the 3…

East Van Brunch Crawl 2024

On January 21 we presented the Dine Out East Van Brunch Crawl and with Destination Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival.  This event was a super success for all who attended. Participants had a chance to visit several restaurants through-out…

Momo Hut Dine Out 2024

I was invited in to try the Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $20 prix fixe which I did recently. The dishes are all shown below and I noted which ones were my favourites from the 3…

First Taste of Mogador Restaurant

Specializing in homestyle Moroccan cuisine at this beautiful new restaurant in the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver. It’s owned by Chef/Owner Adil Dhilou and Owner Brahim Najem who are both passionate about welcoming their customers into their vibrant restaurant. These are…

Vancouver Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the 10th annual  Vancouver Coffee Drink Challenge. Cafes from around the city were invited to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu from January…

Dine Out Vancouver 2024 Restaurants and Experiences

With over 380 participating restaurants diners can explore more restaurants than ever before and support local eateries in their community. The full list of Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s participating restaurants and their menus are now available on dineoutvancouver.com. Book your table and…

Favourite Things I Ate in 2023

This list features some savoury and sweet memorable bites from my 2023 adventures in and around Vancouver.   Note: These are not in any ranking order Earl Grey Lemon Opera slice Mann & Co Bakeshop is located at 13411 71A Avenue…

Best Desserts of 2023

I have eaten a lot of desserts inside and outside Vancouver restaurants in the past year, these are the ones that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to my favourite…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2023

I have eaten a lot of dishes inside and outside Vancouver restaurants in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to my favourite dishes…

Chefs Tasting Menu at Folke Restaurant

I had a wonderful dinner with my fellow food writer friend Tara Lee; this glorious tasting menu gave me a great sense of what Folke is all about, it’s vegan and for vegan’s I am sure it is a dream….

Interview with Cherry Pham

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…

Winners of the Vancouver Foodster Challenges in 2023

The mission of our Food and Drink challenges is to get chefs to create amazing dishes and beverages while using innovative ingredients to create unique flavours and outstanding creations. We congratulate the winning chefs, bartenders and their staff for creating…

Experiencing the Jungle Room in the Westend

It’s all about Indonesian and Japanese inspired dishes, desserts and creative cocktails at this lively cocktail bar in the Westend. I had the Sierra Norte cocktail to start while Lawrence who joined me had the zero-proof Toucans dance. We started off…

Risotto and Arancini Cooking Class

I recently took part in a Risotto and Arancini cooking class at the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver lead by Chef Tony Minichiello. The school offers a One Night Cooking Class series that features a different themed cooking class in…

Around Vancouver with the 2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor

I recently spent a week test driving the 2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor electric car around Vancouver while visiting some cafes and restaurants. This updated model for 2024 gives it some oomph with the dual motor to get around the city. Headed…

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Hot Chocolate Challenge was a success featuring Hot Chocolate creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each establishment featured their creation from November 23 – December 17, 2023 .  The Winners are: 1st Place: {111 points} Bean Around the World on…

Art, Eat & Sip Mount Pleasant on January 25

As part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival – Get set for an extraordinary night of art, eating and drinking in Mount Pleasant. Visit resident artists, taste dishes and imbibe at several of the neighbourhood’s eateries and food spots. Following…

Interview with Rory Byrne

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…

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