Tasting Plates Yaletown on October 19

Tasting Plates Yaletown on October 19

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Yaletown. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm 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: Rocanini Coffeehouse- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants: House Special 1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/ Twitter: @housespecialvan Instagram: @housespecial.ca Cuisine: Modern Vietnamese Kuma Izakaya 1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram: @kuma_chef_kim Cuisine: Japanese fusion Lime and Moon Pie Co 1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Instagram @limeandmoonpieco Cuisine: Pie company Chaser Fresh Juice  1026 Mainland, Vancouver Web: http://www.chasersjuice.com/ Twitter: @FreshJill Instagram @chasersfreshjuice Cuisine: Juicery On Yogurt 95 Smithe Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.onyogurt.com/ Twitter: @ON_YOGURT Instagram: onyogurt Cuisine: Frozen Yogurt cafe Straight outta Brooklyn 350 Robson Street, Vancouver Web: http://straightouttabrooklynpizza.com/ Twitter: @straightbkpizza Style of Pizza: New York style Rocanini Coffee 863 Beatty Street, Vancouver Web:  https://www.rocanini.com/ Twitter: @ROCANINI Style: Coffeehouse   Purchase Tickets Here:  Early-Bird Tickets: $33 per person before September 30, 2016 Advance Tickets: $45 per person after September 30, 2016 Regular Tickets $60 per person after October 16, 2016 Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online. Ticket price includes tasting plates at each...
Taco Crawl around Vancouver

Taco Crawl around Vancouver

Tweet On Wednesday September 28, we presented our 1st tasting tour of tacos held all over downtown, Cambie Village and East Van. The evening event started off at the Dosa Hut where guests registered and started off their taco eating adventure with South Indian Dosa Tacos. Dosa Hut Our Tasting Plate: South Indian Dosa Tacos (Chicken and Vegetarian) Las Tortas Our Tasting Plate: Pulled Pork Mexican Zucchini   Patron Tacos & Cantina Our Tasting Plate: Nopales (cactus tender leaves) with cheese and homemade salsa Cochinita (pork butt) with achiote paste and red onion   La Catrina Tacos Our Tasting Plate: Papas Mexicanas: Mexican potatoes with drizzled cream Res En Cascabel: Braised beef cooked in cascabel chili sauce   Tmix Tea & Dessert Our Tasting Plate: Bubble waffle taco with homemade Black Sesame ice cream This was such a fun night of tasting tacos around the city. Join us for our next Tasting Plates in Yaletown on October 19. By: Richard...
Vancouver Taco Crawl on September 28

Vancouver Taco Crawl on September 28

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several different types of Taco shops throughout Vancouver! This Tacos tasting extravaganza is presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates of Tacos for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different tacos restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. Vegetarian options will be served at each of the participating restaurants. Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo. A food networking event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community. This is an all ages event and everyone is welcome. Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, car, transit, walking, or carpooling. Registration: Dosa Hut  -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Taco Crawl Map Cards. (Note: registration will open at 6pm). Some of the participating restaurants:   LAS TORTAS 3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver Web:  http://www.lastortas.ca/ Twitter: @LASTORTAS Instagram: @lastortascambie Cuisine: Mexican   Patron Tacos & Cantina 265 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Instagram @patrontc Cuisine: Mexican   La Catrina Tacos 1187 Denman Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.tacoscatrina.ca/#about Twitter: @CatrinaTacos Instagram: @lacatrinatacos Cuisine: Mexican     Dosa Hut 7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.facebook.com/dosahutvancouver/ Twitter: @kalaidosahut Instagram: Cuisine: Southern Indian   Tmix Tea & Dessert 3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.tmixtea.com/ Twitter: @TmixTea Instagram: tmixtea Cuisine: Dessert cafe Vancouver’s newest sweet spot! Serving gourmet bubble teas, frappes, bubble waffles, home made ice cream, macarons and ribbon shaved ice.   Purchase Tickets Here:  Advance Tickets: $45 per...
Tasting Plates Port Moody 2016

Tasting Plates Port Moody 2016

Tweet On Wednesday September 21, we presented our 1st tasting tour of Port Moody featuring a great selection of restaurants and breweries. Registration took place inside Gabi & Jules Bakery. Gabi & Jules Our Tasting Cup and Tasting Plate: Gabi (coffee beverage) or Jules (tea beverage) And Our Tasting Plate: Slice of pie a la mode   The Parkside Brewery Our Tasting Cups: Parkbench Flight” featuring 4 of our beers   Spacca Napoli Pizzeria Our Tasting Plate: Meatball Frittelle Rigatoni Bolognese Slice of Pizza   Meat Craft Urban Butchery Our Tasting Plate: House-made mini smokies, with a side of house made ‘wild boar bacon potato salad   Moody Ales Our Tasting Cups: Flight featuring 4 of our beers   Rocky Point Ice Cream Our Tasting Plate: A “flight” of 3 ice cream treats: A mini Sweet Georgia Brown sundae, Strawberry ice cream with basil and balsamic reduction in a chocolate cup, and A mini ginger-molasses and pumpkin spice ice cream sandwich. The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next Tasting Plates on September 28 in Vancouver. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Port Moody on September 21

Tasting Plates Port Moody on September 21

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and breweries in Port Moody. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm 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: Gabi & Jules – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards and menus. Participating Restaurants and Breweries:  Gabi & Jules 2302B Clarke Street Twitter: @gabiandjules Instagram:@gabiandjules Type: Bakery cafe The Parkside Brewery 2731 Murray Street Twitter: @ParksideBrewery Instagram: @parksidebrewery Type: Brewery   Spacca Napoli Pizzeria 2801 St Johns Street Twitter @Spacca_NapoliPM Instagram:@pizzeriaspacca Type: Italian Cuisine Moody Ales 2601 Murray Street Twitter: @MoodyAles Instagram:@moodyales Type: Brewery Rocky Point Ice Cream 2800 Murray St Twitter: @RPIceCream Instagram: @rockypointicecream Type: Ice Cream Meat Craft Urban Butchery 114 Moody Street Twitter: @MeatcraftPM Instagram:@meatcraftpm Type: Butcher and meats   Purchase Tickets Here:      Advance Tickets: $45 per person. $228 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 6 pack, tickets only $38 each). Regular Tickets $60 per person after September 18, 2016. Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online. Ticket price includes tasting plates at each...
Tasting Plates Westend 2016

Tasting Plates Westend 2016

Tweet On Wednesday August 24, we presented another tasting tour of the Westend neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants along Davie and Denman Streets. Registration took place inside Marquis Wine Cellars. Marquis Wine Cellars and Vera’s Burgers Our Tasting Cup and Plate: Glass of 2014 Santa Carolina Reserva Carmenère Wine and Vera’s Famous BBQ Burger -Single patty, Havarti, bacon, fried onions & bbq sauce   VeriFood Pasta Cafe Our Tasting Plate: 2 meatballs with Italian sauce and béchamel and a side of focaccia Pink gnocchi with pesto Tiramisù   Tartine Breads and Pies Our Tasting Plate: A trio of 3 homemade stews served with our crusty house made Rustic White Bread Mexican Chicken Cream Corn with Monterey Jack Cheese Paprika Pork Goulash Good Guinness Beef Stew and For dessert –a trifecta of pies for you to take home, three wedges: Raspberry Sour Cream, Blackberry Apple & one surprise pie.   Grotto Italian Our Tasting Plate: Selection of Pizza slices that included the funghi and prosciutto.   Milano Coffee Our Tasting Cups: A traditional size Americano featuring our gold medal Butter espresso and An Affogato with Milano coffee Premium La Futura espresso and our Vanilla bean Gelato.   Styo Dessert Our Tasting Plate: Apple Cinnamon Stuffed Waffle – Ham & Cheese Stuffed Waffle Signature Tart Frozen Yogurt Classic Milk Ice Cream The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next Tasting Plates on September 21 in Port Moody. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Westend August 24

Tasting Plates Westend August 24

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the West End neighborhood of downtown Vancouver.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10 pm 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 Cards and menus. Participating Restaurants:    Marquis Wine Cellars 1034 Davie Street Twitter: @MarquisWineCell Web: http://www.marquis-wines.com/ Cuisine: Wine store For the wine collector or wine aficionado you can visit the cellar which offers high end bottles of wine from all over the world, perfect for that special occasion whatever that may be. The stores website is a valuable resource as well such as the information on Food and Wine pairing, personally I love the section showcasing the Best of BC that features wines from all over British Columbia. Collaboration tasting featuring   Grotto Italian 1785 Davie Street Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter: @grottovancouver Cuisine: Italian Now open in English bay!! Fresh Italian, tons of wine, amaro based cocktail programs. Styo Dessert 907 Denman Street Web: http://styodessert.com/ Twitter: @StyoDessert Cuisine: Frozen Yogurt Since 2014, Styo has been whipping up frozen yogurt and ice-cream daily with our original recipe.   Tartine Bread and Pies 1069 Davie Street...
Tasting Plates Fraserhood

Tasting Plates Fraserhood

Tweet On Wednesday July 20, we presented our 2nd tasting tour of the Fraserhood neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants from Kingsway to 24th Avenue. Registration took place inside the Main Street Honey Shoppe.   Main Street Honey Shoppe Our Tasting Plate: Honey tasting Honeycomb hors d’oeuvres Iced tea and coffee   Nammos Estiatorio Our Tasting Plate: Spanakotiropita, the Kokkinisto with Greek egg noodles, and the mushroom fava beans with grilled octopus! Straight out of Brooklyn Pizza Our Tasting Plate: Original – Margherita (V) Classic – Pepperoni White – Mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, grana padano, garlic, oregano (V) Spice – Capicollo, spicy salami Chomp Eatery and Fairy Cakes Our Tasting Plate: mini CHOMP slider, creamy Caesar salad & fairy-o (Note: free of dairy, eggs, nuts and gluten) Commodity Juicery Our Tasting Cups and Bowl: Sangria – hibiscus berry tea, basil infused maple syrup, apple & lemon Pink Lemonade – lavendar tea, rosemary infused maple syrup, apple & lemon and Smoothie Bowl Greens 2 Go – kale, matcha, banana, avocado, romaine, cucumber, lemon, cilantro, parsley, ginger, spirulina + apple juice And Tropical Thunder – pineapple, kale, mango, avocado, cantaloupe, banana, cilantro, dates, coconut + apple juice Matchachino – kale, banana, matcha, almonds, chia seeds, vanilla bean + almond mylk Golden Mylkshake – banana, coconut, turmeric, ginger, dates, almonds, vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, black pepper + almond mylk The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next Tasting Plates summer series event on August 24 in the Westend. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Fraserhood on July 20

Tasting Plates Fraserhood on July 20

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Fraserhood neighbourhood and area. This tasting extravaganza will be centred on Fraser between Kingsway and 26th Ave, 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. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Tasting Plates and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Weekend News with Chef  Manos Grammatikogiannis 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: The Main Street Honey Shoppe – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards and menus.   Some of the Participating Restaurants:  Straight outta Brooklyn 701 Kingsway (at Fraser), Vancouver Web: http://straightouttabrooklynpizza.com/ Twitter: @straightbkpizza Style of Pizza: New York style The “New York Pizza” dates back to 1905 when Gennaro Lombardi, an immigrant pizzaiolo from Naples, began to serve pizza in his Little Italy grocery store. Lombardi created a unique pizza style similar to that from the old country. He still focused on a thin crust and high quality ingredients, but his pizzas were served ‘to go’ and ‘by the slice’. His influence led to the emergence of Italian American Pizzaiolos who began to make quality slices all over the immigrant neighbourhoods in Brooklyn.  To this day, Brooklyn is renowned for having New York’s best pizza. Our aim is to bring a little New York to Vancouver by...
Tasting Plates East Village

Tasting Plates East Village

Tweet On Wednesday May 18, we presented our 3rd tasting tour of the East Village neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants from Clark Drive to Renfrew. Registration took place in the 60 year old historic Tiki Bar located inside the Waldorf Hotel. The chocolates that each of guests received at registration were from neighborhood chocolatier Schokolade courtesy of the Hastings North BIA. Nonna’s Table   Our Tasting Plate:   Pizza Rolls: the Zucchini, eggplant, mozzarella, and pesto and the Mortadella and pistachio Italian Meatballs with a spicy traditional tomato sauce, garnished with fresh arugula Tiramisu Cheesecake Windsor Meats Our Tasting Plate: Chorizo Bread Pudding with Bacon Foam Di Olvia Our Tasting Plate: Oil and Balsamic pairings with fresh focaccia bread. The pairings are: Tuscan Herb Olive Oil/Fig Balsamic Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil/Red Apple Balsamic Persian Lime Olive Oil/Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Chipotle Olive Oil/Espresso Balsamic   Italia Bakery Our Tasting Plate: CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARAMEL ST. HONORE Chocolate sponge with caramel and chocolate ganache drizzle, sprinkled sea salt and toasted pecans, cream layer is a marscapone caramel cream, fresh whip and toasted pecans around the outside , topped with mini puffs filled with caramel marscapone. Cannoli King Our Tasting Plate: 1 mini cannoli filled with our signature ricotta filling 1 mini cannoli filled filled our ricotta pistachio filling   The Brighton Our Tasting Cups: 3, 5oz tasters of local beer Black Kettle Pale Ale (north van) Granville Island hops ‘n bolts Parallel 49 Jackface 9000 The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for Tasting Plates summer series...