Tasting Plates UBC on September 27

Tasting Plates UBC on September 27

Tweet Join us and explore the UBC campus and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 27 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: tba – 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 Mahony & Sons 5990 University Blvd Web:http://mahonyandsons.com/ Twitter:@MahonyAndSons Instagram: @mahonyandsons Cuisine: Irish pub fare Easygoing spot offering imported & local brews, Irish pub fare with a fusion spin & live music. At Mahony & Sons, we serve true-to-tradition favourites and hearty pub fare of the finest quality. Authentically Irish, we take our food seriously and source the freshest, best ingredients to make your meal memorable. From our Guinness-infused soups and slow-cured Gammon bacon, to locally raised meats and semolina-crust pizzas, you’ll have a tough time picking favourites. Rain or Shine Ice Cream 6001 University Boulevard Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Instagram: @rainorshineYVR Cuisine: Ice Cream Homemade ice cream in Vancouver using local, natural and fresh ingredients! We strive to make every one of our flavours as amazing as possible. We are constantly...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tweet On Wednesday August 23, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned and explored the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed delicious pasta and risotto along with wonderful music to kickoff the event at Federico’s Supper Club. then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area. Federico’s Supper Club Our Tasting Plate: Gnocchi di Ricotta – house made ricotta gnocchi, tomato basil sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, shaved Grana Padano Risotto al Tartufo e Porcini – black truffle puree & wild porcini mushrooms, mascarpone cheese, shaved Pecorino Romano   Rosemary Rock Salt Our Tasting Plate: Montreal Smoked Meat & mustard on Rosemary Rocksalt Bagel, served with dill pickle Wild BC Smoked Sockeye salmon & housemade dill cream cheese on poppyseed bagel, served with red onion, capers, & lemon Citrus berry rainbow Bagel served with strawberry cream cheese   Turk’s Coffee Our Tasting Cups: 8oz Turkcycle Iced Coffee Single espresso shot with their Big 10 (La Futura)   77k Freeze Iceberg Lounge Our Tasting Cups: Vancouver Red Velvet Ice cream – Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Strawberry Kiss Sorbetto – Strawberry and Raspberry Watermelon yogurt   Falconetti’s Our Tasting Plate: * Sweet Italian Sausage with artichoke dressing * Chicken Thai Romaine Leaf Wrap * Jerk Chicken & Slaw Blunt Spring Roll   Cannoli King Our Tasting Plate: Sicilian Cannoli Chocolate Peach Cannoli The restaurants, and cafes featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next tour, Tasting Plates UBC on September 27. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 23

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 23

Tweet Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 23 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:  Federico’s Supper Club -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 Federico’s Supper Club 1728 Commercial Drive Web:http://www.federicossupperclub.com/ Twitter: @FedericosClub Instagram @federicosclub Cuisine: Italian ‘Throwback themes and Italian charm, Federico’s Supper Club is one of the best dining experiences Little Italy and Vancouver has to offer. Welcoming hospitality in an old school atmosphere, an evening at Federico’s comes complete with dinner, live music and dancing, five nights a week, including monthly guest performers and world class tributes. Boasting Italy’s prestigious Quality Seal Certification, as well as multiple Dine Out, Diner’s Choice and hospitality awards, Federico’s is about feel good moments from palate to heart – a truly unique experience. Rosemary Rocksalt 1350 Commercial Drive Web: http://www.rosemaryrocksalt.com/ Twitter: @RoseRocksalt Instagram @rosemaryrocksalt Cuisine: Bagel Sandwiches Rosemary Rocksalt is a purveyor of Montreal-style bagels and deli specialties. Born from Joel Siegel’s 22-year-old recipe at...
Tasting Plates Stadium District

Tasting Plates Stadium District

Tweet On Wednesday July 12, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Stadium District area of downtown Vancouver. Attendees enjoyed delicious coffee buns, rollie pollie’s, coffees, teas and cold chocolate shakes to kickoff the event at Papparoti Cafe. then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area. Papparoti Our Tasting Plate: * Coconut Rollie – fresh young coconut filling * Signature original bun – coffee caramel coated and your choice of one of these beverages: Our Tasting Cup: * Ice Blended Signature Chocolate * Signature Karak Tea * Freshly Brewed JJ Bean Coffee   Elements Diner Our Tasting Plate: Roasted Beet Salad with Preserved Lemon Beet, orange, fennel with house made preserved lemon vinaigrette Warmed Salmon Avocado Salad Baked Avocado and salmon with Mozzarella Chinese Golden Egg French Fries French fries coated with Chinese traditional golden egg Thai Chicken Pineapple Rice Pizza Pan fry Chicken, pineapple with sweet chilly sauce on rice pizza And Our Tasting Cup: Lemon Glass Bubble Tea with Glass Jelly House-made lemon glass bubble tea with Taiwan glass jelly   Hendricks Resto-Lounge Our Tasting Plate: Ginger beer braised short rib on a celery root croquette Buttermilk brined crispy chicken slider   Stretch Roman Pizza Co. Our Tasting Plate: We will be offering 3 pizzas slice to choose from: Primavera: Mozzarella, roasted red peppers, artichokes, roasted mushrooms, kalamata olives slivered red onions, pecorino Romano Trevigiana: Radicchio, pears, gorgonzola, prosciutto Paprika Chicken Pesto: Pesto, mozzarella, bell peppers, olives, onions and paprika marinated chicken   The Poke Guy Our Tasting Bowl: * Ahi Tuna Poke * Sockeye Salmon Poke *...
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 on July 12

Tasting Plates Vancouver Stadium District on July 12

Tweet Join us and explore the Stadium District area (centered around Robson/Homer to Expo Boulevard 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. 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 the coffee buns...
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...