First Taste of Capo and the Spritz

Specializing in Italian cuisine featuring inventive cocktails and pizzas; this restaurant and cocktail bar is a partnership between Autostrada Hospitality and OPUS Vancouver. Autostrada Hospitality co-founders Dustin Dockendorf and Chef Lucais Syme are working with OPUS Vancouver and the focus…

Fall Menu Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to this wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Kitsilano. They now offer a selection of new dishes each month, here are some new ones along with some favourites!…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2020

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 8-31, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

Cinnamon Bun Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Cinnamon Bun Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries and cafes around Metro Vancouver. Each bakery featured their creation on their menu from October 7-31, 2020. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the…

Fall Menu Tasting at Artusi Restaurant

Executive Chef Delbert Cirfera recently added some new dishes to his fall menu and most were new dishes that I hadn’t tried in the past. 1st dish: Capesante Al Rosso with Scallops, Nduja & Saffron Sauce, beautiful presentation of this…

A Perfect Bite Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner for two at home was the way to go this year, as with the ongoing covid pandemic, this year is quite different than years past. The Perfect Bite Catering offered up a Thanksgiving package this year feature a…

Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy

As I have always loved Italian cuisine I was happy to learn about Author, Mimi Thorisson’s new Old World Italian cookbook published by Penguin Random House. Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and country-sides of Italy and features simple, authentic recipes…

Soupology Cookbook

I recently explored this new book by Drew Smith that features the art of soup from six simple broths Many of the soup recipes are based on using one of the 6 broths, it’s basically a two step process to…

Vancouver Pasta Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pasta dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pasta creation just for this challenge and others have entered…

Vancouver Cinnamon Bun Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cinnamon Bun Challenge. Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cinnamon Bun creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their cinnamon bun creations on their menu…

Cooking with A Taste of the Ukraine at Home

Known for their delicious Ukrainian food including their fresh and frozen Ukrainian Perogies, Cabbage Rolls & Borscht, Fried Kolbassa, Pelmeni along with cakes and more. Everything is home-made in their Burnaby and Port Moody stores. Over the past month I…

First Taste of The Lunch Lady

With it’s focus on Vietnamese street food, this restaurant plays homage to The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The Vancouver restaurant is a collaboration between Nguyen Thi Thanh (aka The Lunch Lady) and Victoria Tran and…

First Taste of Sashimiya

Chef Takayuki Omi and his wife Kaori just opened this one of a kind shop in downtown Vancouver. It is a Japanese Grab-and-go shop/eatery that features a menu filled with sushi rolls and premium sashimi made fresh for takeout as…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Steak Holder Bundle

I spent the past month cooking a selection of Certified Angus steak dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers now offers a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

First Taste of Hugo’s Churros & Tacos

With it’s focus on Mexican fare this eatery has recently relocated next door to their previous location in McArthurGlen Vancouver. The Garcia family has added some new dishes to the menu at this location and will soon have liquor available…

First Taste of Do Chay Yaletown

With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery has expanded outside of it’s original location in East Vancouver and opened another outpost in Yaletown. The interior décor has the similar bird cages hanging from the ceiling as…

Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking

Recently released by Chef Angus An is this beautiful cookbook that celebrates Thai cooking. More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An and Published by Appetite – Random House. I…

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