Tasting Plates Riley Park

Tasting Plates Riley Park

Tweet On Wednesday June 14, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Riley Park neighborhood on Main Street. Attendees enjoyed tasting a selection of honey, along with cheese, crackers and cupcakes all made with their honey to kickoff the event at The Main Street Honey Shoppe. then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area. Main Street Honey Shoppe Our Tasting Plate: Sample Local and Exotic Honeys Honey Baked Apple Chips Sweet & Savoury Cream Cheese Appetizer Honey Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake   Rocky Mountain Flatbread Our Tasting Plate: Fig & Goat Cheese Salad with your Choice of two slices of flatbread pizza: Fig & Brie Artisan Pizza Hot Honey Artisan Pizza Farmers Market Traditional Pizza (vegetarian) Our Tasting Cup: Shot of Hand Crafted Cocktail: Earl Grey Gin OR Tripple Berry Mojito OR House Made Lemonade   Bob Likes Thai Food Our Tasting Plate: Mieng-Pla Tu Marinated tuna fish with fresh Lime, coriander root, chili, fish sauce, kafir lime leaf wrapped with Cha-Pu leaf Kanom Jeen Gang-Gai (Thai Chicken Curry ‘Ramen’) Rice noodle with chicken red curry with basil and greens   Juicery and Co. Our Tasting Bowls: Our Tasting Cups: Selection of Juices, Nut “mylks” and mini Acai bowls and Vegan Caesar Salad   Caffe Artigiano Our Tasting Plate: The Sofia, a crispy savoury pastry filled with asparagus and melted brie And a mini summer berry salad, skewered Our Tasting Cups: Shakerato, , espresso with a touch of condensed milk, shaken over ice until frothy Iced Brewed Coffee Iced Latte, tall espresso & milk over ice Spanish Iced Latte, tall espresso...
Tasting Plates Vancouver Stadium District

Tasting Plates Vancouver Stadium District

Tweet Join us and explore the Stadium District area (centered around Robson/Cambie to Expo Bolevard to Abbott Street) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes.. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 12 from 6pm until 10pm 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! Registration: Papparoti- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Some of the Participating Restaurants/Establishments Papparoti 193 Keefer Place Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Cuisine: Café PappaRoti – the buttery, coffee-caramel coated “father of all buns” that first took Malaysia by storm in 2003 and has since opened over 400 café locations worldwide – and is now developing throughout Canada. Our coffee buns are freshly baked every 20 minutes in our stores, which attract people of all nationalities and age groups. Light enough to pass off as a snack rather than a meal, these delicious coffee-caramel buns are soft and fluffy, with a crispy top layering of coffee caramel, served alone or in combination with our various signature hot and cold beverages. In addition to...
Tasting Plates Riley Park on June 14

Tasting Plates Riley Park on June 14

Tweet Join us in the Riley Park neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants, cafes and other establishments centered in and around Main Street between 21st – 28th avenues. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 14 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant and establishment will be serving up Tasting Plates, Cups or Bowls for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants/establishments throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating places. 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! Registration: Main Street Honey Shoppe – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants/Establishments The Main Street Honey Shoppe 4125 Main Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/ Twitter: @MainStreetHoney Instagram: @mainstreethoney Cuisine: Honey and bakery cafe Farm fresh honey and honeybee products available in the heart of Vancouver. Come taste test honey varietals from all across the world (from blueberry to buckwheat to fireweed to manuka), shop for handmade beeswax candles, boost your immune system with the hive’s amazing array of natural health products, or just enjoy a hot cup of tea with a drizzle of the sweet stuff. Bob Likes Thai Food 3755 Main Street Web: http://www.boblikesthaifood.com/ Twitter: @boblikethaifood Instagram: @boblikesthaifood Cuisine: Thai Authentic Thai, with...
Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights

Tweet On Wednesday May 17, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to the Burnaby Heights neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee and beverages along with sandwiches, cookies and bars to kickoff the event at Caffe Artigiano. then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout  the area. Caffe Artigiano Our Tasting Cups: Our Tasting Plate: Selection of traditional size of coffee or tea beverages; selection of Sandwiches, selection of cookies and bars   The Gray Olive Cafeteria Our Tasting Plate: Roasted Cauliflower Salad Curry Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Yam, Red Onion, Dried Fruit, Peas, Lime Cilantro Dressing *G.O. Potatoes w/ Smoked Shallot Aioli * Reuben Sliders House-made Corned Beef, Caramelized Onion, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Russian Dressing and Our Tasting Cup: Iced Lemon Tea   Broken Rice Restaurant Our Tasting Plate: *Prawn Mango Salad – Julienned green mango, shrimp, carrot, daikon, jicama, herbs, caramelized onions, crushed peanuts, citron vinaigrette *Duck Confit Slider – Steamed bao with duck confit, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, onions, cilantro, and ginger hoisin sauce *Can Tho Satay Noodle – Beef and rice noodle in a homemade satay soup with peanuts, coconut, lemongrass, and sesame   Glenburn Soda Fountain Our Tasting Cups: *Lemon Basil Freeze (DF/GF) – Lemon Basil Sorbet blended with Lemon Soda *Chocolate Macaroon Brownie Sundae – (GF) – chocolate macaroon ice cream on house-made fudgy chocolate brownie, toasted coconut, whipped cream and Assorted home-style treats to take home – Carmelita bars, almond cornmeal bars & butterscotch confetti bars   Fortuna Bakery Our Tasting Plate: Pastéis de Nata – A traditional Portuguese egg tart pastry Cake Pops Mini...
Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights on May 17

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights on May 17

Tweet Join us as we return to Burnaby Heights and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in and around Hastings Street. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 17 from 6pm until 10pm 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! Registration:Caffe Artigiano  – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants The Gray Olive Cafeteria 4190 East Hastings, Burnaby Tel: 604-566-9664 Web: http://www.thegrayolive.com/ Twitter: @TheGrayOlive Cuisine: Comfort Food/Westcoast The Gray Olive Cafeteria is the brainchild of three brothers who come from very different professional backgrounds, yet have a singular passion for great food. It’s more than a restaurant; we’re dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity and draws inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, including our guests. But above all, our mission is to provide mouthwatering cuisine with a touch of nostalgia. Glenburn Soda Fountain 4090 Hastings St, Burnaby Web: http://glenburnsoda.com/ Twitter: @glenburnsoda Instagram @glenburnsoda Cuisine: Desserts and Ice Cream Treats Glenburn is a throw-back to a simpler time and an opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures...
Tasting Plates North Vancouver

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

Tweet On Wednesday April 26, we presented another amaziing tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to North Van to rediscover the lower Lonsdale area and it’s eateries. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee beverages to kickoff the event at Bean around the World at Lonsdale Quay then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout  the area. Bean around the World  Our Tasting Cups: Choice of the following beverages, an 12 oz. cup of either drip coffee (dark, medium roasts or decaf) or an espresso beverage including, Espresso, Americano, Flat White, Latte or Cappuccino   Maru Korean Bistro Our Tasting Plate:  생굴 / Seang – gool : Freshly shucked BC oyster with Yuzu foam, Tabasco-Gochujang jello. 김부각 / Kim-bugak : Crisp nori puff with XO aioli, salmon roes, lime caviars. 육회 / Yook-hoe : Korean beef tartare on sea lettuce powder dusted crostini bed, Asian pear, sesame oil dust, garlic chips.   Hearthstone Brewery Our Tasting Bowl: Panzanella    – Balsamic marinated tomato and watermelon, toasted pan bread, onion, fiore de latte, Fresh herb vinaigrette. Our Tasting Cups: And your choice of a taster of Hearthstone beer IPA, Ninjutsu Pale Ale, Rizzla Rice Lager.   The Juicery Co Our Tasting Cups: Selection of Juices, Nut mylks and mini Acai bowls   Coconama Our Tasting Plate:  Japanese style chocolate truffles, all handcrafted in North Vancouver, No dye and no artificial flavour.  70%Dark, Rich coffee, Premium Milk, Green tea, Milk Tea, Earl Grey, Mango, Salted Caramel, Dairy free Raspberry, Dairy Free Ginger, -COCOBAR- flavoured chocolate bars, Salted Caramel. -COCOLABO – Beans to bars chocolate   Welcome Parlour Ice Cream Our...
Tasting Plates North Vancouver on April 26

Tasting Plates North Vancouver on April 26

Tweet Join us as we return to North Van and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and establishments centered in and around Lonsdale and on Marine Drive. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday April 26 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant and establishment 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! Registration: Bean around the World at Lonsdale Quay  – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants Hearthstone Brewery 1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 984-1842 Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/ Twitter: @hearthstonebeer Instagram @hearthstonebeer Cuisine: Brewery and restaurant focussing on Mediterranean/Spanish flavours We are an independent brewery with a Tap & Forno restaurant specializing in authentic yet innovative craft beers, & take pride in being able to bring something special & unique to North Vancouver using locally inspired & seasonal ingredients. The word “Hearthstone” refers to the base of a fireplace, & is often used as a representation of warmth & home. We brew beer & cook as a form of self expression, & also to bring people together. We enjoy bringing...
Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

Tweet On Wednesday March 8, we presented our 5th Anniversary tour of our Tasting Plates series of tasting tours that began in the downtown Vancouver area. For this tasting tour we returned to where Tasting Plates 1st ever tour was held, downtown Vancouver. Attendees celebrated with wine to kickoff the event at Marquis Wine Cellars then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout downtown. Marquis Wine Cellars Our Tasting Cups: Terrapura 2015 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Terrapura 2014 Single Vineyard Sauvginon Blanc   Ten Ten Tapas Our Tasting Plate: Octopus Conserva, Mushrooms on Toast and Salmon Mi Cuit   Meinhardt Fine Foods Our Tasting Plate and Cups: Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad- tahini, lemon, parsley, red onion Mushroom Leek Soup- crispy leeks, cream, truffle oil Prosciutto & Brie “Sandwich”- fig crostini, arugula, aioli Zesty Lemon Bar- pate sucree base, fresh raspberry’s Superfood SweetHARDT- vegan, paleo, chocolate heart Kefir Water (selection of flavours) Meinhardt Chocolate Bar Bottle of Happy Water   Patron Tacos & Cantina Our Tasting Plate: Sopecito Handmade thick corn tortilla, topped with beans & shredded chicken. Garnished with green tomatillo sauce lettuce, feta cheese, sour cream and Pico de Gallo. Flautita Deep fried corn tortilla filled with our delicious “BARBACOA”. Topped with green tomatillo sauce, sour cream and feta cheese. Enchilada Corn tortilla with shredded beef. Topped with red sauce. Garnished with sour cream and feta cheese   Saj & Co. Our Tasting Plate: Flowers (Breadbowl hummus salad with different flavours and different breads!) Vegan Banana Bread Tartine Bread & Pies Our Tasting Plate: Apple Pie Three Ways Salted Caramel Apple Dutch Apple Blackberry Apple Served with...
Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

Tweet On Wednesday February 22, Vancouver Foodster presented our 2nd tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown and East Van. The evening event started off at Dogwood Brewing where guests had a chance to taste some organic beer along with some organic pizza. Each of the restaurants participating had served up a couple slices or a signature pizza featuring different pizza creations for guests to enjoy. Guests then had a chance to visit many different types of pizzerias throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants and their styles of pizza. Dogwood Brewing Menu selections served Beer tasting glass Perogie Pizza and Truffle Pizza   Dosa Hut Menu selections served Pizza Dossa – Indo-Canadian style   Firecrust Pizza Menu selections served 6″ pizza unlimited toppings Wine Tasting    Ragazzi Pizza Menu selections served Carbonara– garlic, black pepper, pancetta, bocconcini, (contains egg) Arrabiata– salami, capicollo, onions, chilli flakes, mozzarella. (Spicy)   Straight out of Brooklyn Pizza Menu selections served Original – Margherita Classic – Pepperoni White – Mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, grana padano, garlic, oregano   Zero Zero Pizzeria Menu selections served Chorizo and Brussels Sprouts Pomodoro-cherry tomatoes, san dried tomatoes oregano, fresh mozzarella This was another a fun night of pizza tasting around the city. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Vancouver 5th Anniversary on March 8

Tasting Plates Vancouver 5th Anniversary on March 8

Tweet Join us and celebrate our 5th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 8 from 6pm until 10pm 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! Registration: Marquis Wine Cellars – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Some of the Participating Restaurants and Establishments: Patron Tacos & Cantina 265 Robson Street Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Instagram @patrontc Cuisine: Mexican Relaxed, modern eatery serving contemporary Mexican fare & specialty margaritas. Ten Ten Tapas 1010 Beach Avenue #3 Tel: (604) 689-7800 Web: www.TenTenTapas.com Twitter: @TenTenTapas Instagram: @tententapas Unique small plates, entrees, cocktails & live jazz in a refined space with waterfront seating. Tartine Bread and Pies 1069 Davie Street Web: http://tartine.ca/davie-street/ Twitter: @tartinebnp Cuisine: Bakery and eatery Inspired and imagined by Jo-Ann, the bakery is simply an extension of her love for people and food. Muffins, breads, tarts and treats. Our menu is full of variety. We cater lunch functions with hearty sandwiches, soups,...