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 16th – 30th 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,...
Pizza Palooza on February 22, 2017

Pizza Palooza on February 22, 2017

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several of Vancouver Foodster (aka @vanfoodster Richard Wolak’s) favourite pizzerias throughout Vancouver! This Pizza tasting extravaganza is presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. You will have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman to NY style and more! Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates 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. Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car or use transit. Registration: Dogwood Brewing  -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Pizza Palooza passports. Participating Restaurants and Establishments:     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 giving you an experience that is straight outta Brooklyn…   Ragazzi Pizza 2996 E. 22nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-433-2235 Web: http://www.ragazzipizza.com/ Twitter:   @RagazziPizza...
Noodle Mania Vancouver 2017

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2017

Tweet On Wednesday January 11, 2017 we presented our 4th tasting tour of noodles held all over the city. The evening event started off at Commodity Juicery in Fraserhood where guests had a chance to enjoy a bubble ice tea beverage along with a Zucchini noodle salad. Each of the restaurants participating had served up a couple of different noodle dishes as Tasting Bowls or Plates for guests to enjoy. Guests then had 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. Commodity Juicery Zucchini noodle dish and ice bubble tea Zucchini noodle dish paired with their healthy bubble tea made with chia pearls   Chutney Villa Sri Lankan style seafood soft noodles A flavorful Sri Lankan style seafood soft noodles mixed with squid, shrimp, egg and vegetables with a tint of spices.   Thailicious Tofu Pad Thai and Pad See-ew Tofu Pad Thai rice noodles in our special sweet and sour sauce with eggs, tofu and peanuts. Chicken Pad See-ew noodles in sweet soy sauce   Yaletown L’antipasto Spaghetti alle Vongole Garganelli Spaghetti alle Vongole -Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chillies, Pinot Grigio and Manila clams) Garganelli in our classic tomato sauce and Parmigiano reggiano   Basil Garden Satay peanut and beef rice noodle soup Vegetarian noodle soup Premium rare beef, brisket and beef balls rice noodle soup Satay peanut and beef rice noodle soup Vegetarian noodle soup with assorted veggies and tofu Kids Can Cook Gourmet at Organic Acres Skylar & Chloe will be presenting their locally made...