Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 22

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 22

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 22 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. Participating Restaurants/Establishments Poke Five 2247 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Web:https://www.pokefive.com/ Instagram @thepoke5 Cuisine: Poke Hustle Pizza Co. 1110 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Web: https://www.hustlepizza.com/ Twitter @HustlePizzaCo Instagram @hustlepizzaco Cuisine: pizzeria 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 Siegel’s Bagels, Rosemary Rocksalt was co-founded in 2012 by Joel’s daughter Parise, along with Ken Sim and Teena Gupta. Having her own hand in the family business for 18 years, Parise is well-versed in the bagel recipes that have made tummies smile and hearts leap for over two decades. Combined with Ken and Teena’s decade of experience building Nurse Next Door into a world-class brand, Rosemary Rocksalt is poised to bring the magic of Montreal-style bagels across...
Tasting Plates North Vancouver Lonsdale

Tasting Plates North Vancouver Lonsdale

Tweet On Wednesday July 11, we presented our North Vancouver Lonsdale Tasting Plates dining tour with delicious plant-based dishes plus pizza, meatballs, scones, mini doughnuts and other treats, plus cinnamon bun ice cream sandwiches and tasting of Japanese chocolate truffles and more. Alberello Pizzeria Verde Noce (Pesto sauce, walnut, roasted peppers, oyster mushroom sautéed in garlic oil, caramelized onion, mozzarella, fresh goat cheese, and basil) Salsiccia (Tomato sauce, our home-made fennel sausage, mozzarella, caramelized onion & roasted red pepper) Home-made meatball in a succulent tomato sauce     Cafe by Tao Mango Salsa Quinoa Bowl with falafel & sauerkraut Rawkin’ Pizza Rawsagna Lucuma Parfait   Welcome Parlour Ice Cream Collaboration with Bad Dog Bread Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream Sandwich   Butter Lane Bake Shop Earl grey donut (steeped with our very own louise & louise fine teas earl grey tea) Our famous scones with clotted cream and jam (made with European churned butter) Gluten free carrot cake topped with a cream cheese buttercream   Coconama Japanese style chocolate truffles The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Thank you to Lonsdale Quay Public Market for being our registration spot for the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on July 11

Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on July 11

Tweet Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale and area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 11 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe 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 and food establishents 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 that have been running since 2011, 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: Lonsdale Quay Market- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Establishments: Alberello Pizzeria 115 15th Street West, North Vancouver Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/ Twitter:@Alberellopizza Instagram: @alberellopizzeria Cuisine: Italian cuisine This family run gem features a line-up of authentic Italian pizzas where the dough is made daily with Caputo 00 flour, hand-tossed to 12″, and baked in their stone oven. They are top notch in the pizza game, having won the Vancouver Pizza Challenge in 2015. Cafe by Tao 210-150 Esplanade W, North Vancouver Web: http://www.taoorganics.com/ Twitter @TAOorganics Instagram @taoorganics Organic and plant-based eatery We are a mother daughter team passionate about providing a fresh, healthy Vegan Cuisine! We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch using uniquely organic and wild crafted ingredients. Agathe’s French Canadian heritage surely is in each...
Tasting Plates Westend

Tasting Plates Westend

Tweet On Wednesday June 20, we presented our Westend Tasting Plates dining tour with delicious Japanese, Moroccan and South Indian dishes plus burgers, sandwiches, pie, kombucha, coffee and tea, and more.   Milano Coffee Your choice of Espresso or Americano Davie Dosa Company Fish Pakora Veg Pakora Cottage Cheese 65 Cauliflower 65 served with, tamarind, mint and hot sauce. Tartine Bread & Pies Santa Fe Club Sandwich with Side House Made Coleslaw Rhubarb Pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream Pasture to Plate Special Beef Burger with a 3oz certified organic grassfed marinated beef patty, crispy house cured bacon, tomato, lettuce, house made sauces and a sunny side quail egg on our special house made sweet potato bun. Ethical Soda Kombucha Izakaya Gon’s Aburi Unagi Oshi- Sushi Inari Sushi Premium Waugh Beef Carpaccio Seasonal Veggie Mixed Tempura Casablanca Crepe Moroccan beef couscous topped with caramelized raisins Homemade cheese Cheese cake Crepe Homemade macaron Madeline Spiced Moroccan coffee or mint tea   The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Westend on June 20

Tasting Plates Westend on June 20

Tweet Join us and explore the Westend neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 20 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe 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 and food establishents 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 that have been running since 2011, 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: Milano Coffee- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Establishments: Davie Dosa Company 1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Cuisine: South Indian Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood.   Pasture to Plate Pasture to Plate  1061 Denman Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.pasturetoplate.ca/grill-broths-deli/ Twitter: @PasturetoPlate Instagram: @pasturetoplate Cuisine: Grill, Broths & Deli Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Ranch Owned, Exclusively Whole Animal Butcher Shop, ‘Grill, Broths & Deli’, and Ranch   Tartine Bread and Pies 1069 Davie Street, Vancouver Web: http://tartine.ca/davie-street/ Twitter: @tartinebnp Instagram @tartinebreadandpies 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,...
Tasting Plates Kitsilano

Tasting Plates Kitsilano

Tweet On Wednesday May 9, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the Kitsilano neighborhood where guests ate delicious Japanese dishes including nigiri, plus Asian tapas, Vegan burgers, Cream puffs, teas, juices, and more. Storm City Coffee * 2 kinds of cream puffs (vanilla and salted caramel) * Shrubs (Your choice of Apple Mint or Black Currant -vinegar-based fruit infused drinks)   Super Hiro’s Restaurant * Unkai (Rice Pudding) — savoury Rice pudding with shrimp, fish on top. * Deep fried fish –Deep fried white fish with Italian parsley dressing. * Sushi Nigiri — 2 pieces – Ahi Tuna & Snapper     Sencha Tea Lounge Drinks: * Alishan Jasmine Green Tea * Honey Camellia Milk Tea * Assam Milk Tea * Oolong Milk Tea *Milk Tea are lactose/dairy free – we use coffee mate Food: *Teriyaki Chicken Donburi *Sencha Chicken Wings *Rice and greens   Be Fresh Market Café *Mini house-made Be Fresh vegan burgers, served with our Be Fresh vegan chipolte mayo *Be Fresh vegan potato salad *Juice Box Watermelon juice *Be Fresh Holy Fudge dipped bananas   The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Kitsilano on May 9

Tasting Plates Kitsilano on May 9

Tweet Join us and explore the Kitsilano neighborhood centered on Broadway and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes.. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 9 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe 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 and food establishents 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 that have been running since 2011, 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: Storm City Coffee- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Establishments: Be Fresh Market Cafe 2951 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: http://www.befresh.ca/ Twitter:@befreshlocal Instagram @befreshlocal Cuisine: Healthy eats cafe and store At Be Fresh, we believe that food should be enjoyed and to fuel your body, which is why we only create meals with delicious and healthy ingredients. Sencha Tea Lounge 3468 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.senchatealounge.com Instagram: @senchatealounge Cuisine: Asian fusion and tea house Located in Kitsilano, Sencha Tea Lounge is a purveyor of Asian fusion cuisine, and specialty tea cocktails.. We are proud to be the serving modern Asian teas with our traditional hand brewed methods. Bubble Tea, or Boba Tea was developed nearly a century ago in Taiwan.   Super Hiro’s Restaurant 2585 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: http://superhiros.com/ Instagram: @superhiros.restaurant Cuisine:...
Tasting Plates East Village

Tasting Plates East Village

Tweet On Wednesday April 18 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the East Village area of Vancouver where guests ate delicious pizza, tasted olive oils and vinegars, indulged in sweets, and enjoyed a flight of beer at one of the area’s local breweries. The Narcissus Pretzel Meringue Cookie and Some other small cookie bites and your choice of one of these hot or cold drinks: Brewed Coffee – Agro Roasters – Sumatra Dark or Ethiopian Light Roast Einspänner Fruit Soda – Strawberry or Apple Cinnamon Soda Fruit Tea – Grapefruit Tea or Hot Apple Cinnamon Cider   Al Buco Pizzeria Choose any 2 slices of pizza from a rotating selection   Di Olivia Tasting Bar Truffle oil popcorn Hummus and veggies Smoked olive oil Baba ghanoush Oil and Balsamic pairings with fresh focaccia bread   Cannoli King  Cannoli sampler with a Coffee Cannoli and Chips & Dip   Italia Bakery dessert sampler with a Lemon Macaron & Salted Caramel Creampuff   Andina Brewing Company A tasting flight of four of their beers – on the flight the Totum Kolsch, Andina Amber Ale, Pineapple IPA, and the Milk Stout The restaurants and brewery featured unique and tasty dishes and brews to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Vancouver East Village on April 18

Tasting Plates Vancouver East Village on April 18

Tweet Join us and explore the East Village neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and a brewery. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday April 18 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe 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 that have been running since 2011, 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 Narcissus – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Establishments: Andina Brewing Company 1507 Powell St, Vancouver Web:https://andinabrewing.ca/ Twitter:@AndinaBrewingCo Instagram: @andinabrewingco Cuisine: Brewery offering a unique blend of South American and Canadian flavours! Al Buco Pizzeria 2638 E Hastings St, Vancouver Web:https://www.albuco.ca/ Twitter:@albucopizza Instagram: @albucopizza Cuisine: Pizzeria offer a tasty Classic Italian style of pizza, with a lighter thin crust, on offer nightly. Italia Bakery 2828 E Hastings St #104 Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/ Twitter: @italiabakery Cuisine: Italian bakery Serving the East Village community for over 32 years! All of the products at Italia Bakery are made from scratch, and by hand. They offer a variety of items, from bread and desserts, to an excellent variety of the finest deli meats and cheeses imported from Italy. Cannoli King Web: http://www.cannoliking.ca/ Twitter: @CannolikingVan Cuisine: Cannoli The original...
Tasting Plates Coquitlam

Tasting Plates Coquitlam

Tweet On Wednesday March 14 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited Coquitlam for the first time giving all who attended a chance to try a selection of ethnic eateries that included Korean, Filipino and Latin American. Papparoti * Coconut Rollie – fresh young coconut filling * Signature original bun – coffee caramel coated and your choice of one of these beverages: * Ice Blended Signature Chocolate * Signature Karak Tea * Freshly Brewed JJ Bean Coffee   Seoul Truck Street Food K-Town Sandwich filled with Korean style popcorn chicken (Garlic and Spicy) Deep fried rice cakes (Red and Yellow) Kulinarya Lumping Shanghai (spring roll) Pork bbq skewer Rice noodles Polito’s Latin Café MINI PUPUSAS (EL SALVADOR) El Salvador’s favourite dish – thick hand made corn tortilla filled with specialty filling. Paired with “curtido” cabbage slaw and savory tomato sauce. VIGORÓN (NICARAGUA) Vigorón is a traditional Nicaraguan dish. It consists of a cabbage salad known as curtido, yuca, and chicharrones, all wrapped in a banana leaf. PATACONES “TOSTONES” (COLOMBIA) Deep Fried Plantain topped with assorted vegetables and seasoned meat.   Mariner Brewing A tasting flight of four of any of our beers, currently available on the menu is our: Northeast IPA this hazy IPA is bursting with bright and juicy hops, lush malt and vibrant yeast temper the intense tropical fruit flavour. Golden IPA which balances intense Citra hops with crisp wheat malt character. Cream Ale a Northwest interpretation of a classic neo-lager. Berliner Weisse this tart and surprisingly refreshing beer is sour mashed with wheat and pours bright gold with a thick...