Speakers for Change Virtual Series

Tacofino is continuing its commitment to improving the quality of life for those in the hospitality and foodservice industry while also raising much-needed funds for local causes by taking its Shift Change initiative online for a series of ‘Speakers for…

First Taste of Takenaka

Specializing in bento boxes, sushi and seafood bowls with fresh Japanese seafood and ingredients, Takenaka was first established as a Ghost kitchen, a virtual restaurant that provided their Japanese food for pickup from their commissary or for delivery. They have…

Peaked Pies Tasting in Burnaby Heights

Over the years I had visited both their Denman street and their Whistler restaurants for their delicious Aussie Pies to eat-in or to take-out. They recently opened their 3rd location in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood and I was invited in…

The Art of Bake Nouveau Cookbook

Chef Giuseppe Cortinovis is one of the top pizza chefs in Canada who has been working within the industry ever since moving to Canada from his home country, Italy. Back home he had worked at a variety of restaurants as…

Vancouver Foodster 7th Annual Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 7th Annual Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their burger creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Burger creations on their menu from November 6-29, 2020….

Vancouver Fried Chicken Challenge

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

Sombreros, Mexican Products and Taqueria

I recently discovered this Mexican emporium of sorts which had been around for a couple of years. In addition to selling freshly made tacos and tamales they have other dishes like Chilaquiles and more. They also feature a store filled…

Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook

Six years ago I had the pleasure to meet and interview Chef/Author, Yotam Ottolenghi here in Vancouver. He is a fascinating and creative chef with his own restaurants in England, along with multiple cookbooks. His latest, Flavor he Co-Authored with…

Joe Cheng and his Cocktails

Joe Cheng is the Bar Manager at Cold Tea Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. I asked Joe to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Cold Tea Restaurant. Up first is the White Rabbit His take on the White Lady…

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 Soupology Cookbook 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…

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