Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 6

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 6

Tweet Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants between Little Saigon, Chinatown and South Granville areas of Vancouver serving up different kinds of dumplings, from Vietnamese dumplings, to Russian Pelmeni to Wonton and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 6 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Bowls 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 last year’s Dumpling Fest tour here Registration: tba – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Dumpling Fest Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian 1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Instagram @eatdochay Cuisine: Vietnamese Offering all vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese fare, infused with modern flavours. Hey Dumplings! 208 Keefer Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.heydumplings.com/ Instagram @heydumplings Cuisine: Russian Traditional hand-made dumplings with a delicious twist. Hey, Dumplings! are Pelmeni- a Russian dumpling which means “ear bread”. Stuffed with meat or potato, the basic dumpling is boiled and served with a side of sour cream. But Hey, Dumplings! are more than your basic dumplings. Let’s eat some. MixxBao 1426 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Web: https://mixxbao.com/ Instagram @mixxbao Cuisine: Taiwanese Offering authentic and delicious Taiwanese-inspired grub in snack form. Blossom Dim Sum 808 Bute St, Vancouver Web: https://blossomdimsum.com/ Twitter @BlossomDimSum Instagram @BlossomDimSum Cuisine: Chinese and Japanese East meets West in a modern Dim Sum experience for Asian-inspired dishes like dim sum & sushi alongside grilled meats & seafood. More...
Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Tweet Join us and explore the Gastown and Chinatown neighborhoods and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. 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, 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 Moltaqa Restaurant 51 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.moltaqarestaurant.com/ Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver Cuisine: Morrocan A traditional menu of Moroccan fare with a semi-circle bar counter & patterned textile decor. Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee 321 Water St, Vancouver Web: https://treescoffee.com/ Twitter:@TreesOrganic Instagram: @treescoffee Cuisine: Dessert cafe For 22 years Trees Organic Coffee has been doing all the right things to keep coffee, and the café experience, traditional. Originally started in 1996 on Granville Street, Trees quickly became a Vancouver favorite and a destination for great coffee, amazing cheesecake and that classic Canadian customer service. Today we continue those great traditions, never losing sight of the fact that above all else, we provide comfort, a home away from home and a warmth that keeps our friends and neighbors coming back again and again, year after year....
Pizza Palooza on October 16

Pizza Palooza on October 16

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in downtown and East Vancouver! This is our 4th annual pizza tasting extravaganza and it is presented by Vancouver Foodster. You may have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Brooklyn to Middle Eastern, South Indian 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. See the past year’s Pizza Palooza dining tour here Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car, transit or car share. Registration: tba -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Pizza Palooza passports. Participating Restaurants: Sprezzatura 265 Kingsway, Vancouver Web: https://sprezzatura.ca/ Instagram @sprezzatura_van Casual Italian eatery in the heart of Mount Pleasant featuring Neapolitan-style pizza along with other dishes including salads, roasted meat and seafood, wine and cocktails. Davie Dosa Company 1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Style of Pizza: South Indian Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood. Manoush’eh 620 Davie Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Style of Pizza: Middle Eastern Flatbread Manousheh is the cherished national pie of Lebanon. It has a reserved place on the country’s breakfast table and has the unique ability to be worked into every meal of the day, due to its simple versatility. Watch for our complete lineup of participating restaurants in early October...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tweet On Wednesday September 4, we presented our annual Commercial Drive tour with a selection of eateries. Started off the evening with delicious Italian pasta which featured an optional wine pairing after guests registered. Federico’s Supper Club·      Gnocchi di barbabietola – house made red beet gnocchi, olive oil, beet puree, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, pea shoot garnish Penne con broccolini e patate – penne aglio e olio with broccolini, diced potatoes, peperoncino, pangrattato Pasture to Plate ·       Mini Charcuterie Platter –featuring a variety of P2P charcuterie items, made with beef and pork. JamJar Cold : ·       Tabbouleh Salad (VE) Parsley, tomato, borghol, seven spices, onions ·       Cauliflower Fatteh Salad (VE) Tomato, olive, tahini and pita crisps Hot: ·       Majadra and Batata Harra (VE-GF) Lentil black bean stew with spiced potatoes ·       Chicken Taouk (GF) Yogurt marinated chicken thighs, oregano, garlic, on brown rice & toum dressing  Grounds for Coffee      World Famous Cinnamon Bun Made fresh daily by hand using locally-sourced, wholesome ingredients – made without trans fats, hydrogenated oils, eggs, bleached flour, nuts, raisins or preservatives. Iced with vanilla-bean cream-cheese icing. Savoury* Flatbread – Baked with homemade dough and local seasonal vegetables  Sweet* Mini Muffins, Mini Cookies & Bun Bites Drinks* Cinnamon Bun Frappe, Iced Americano, Non-Dairy Smoothie, Iced Chai  Fratelli Bakery   Sicilian cannoli dipped in roasted pistachios ·      Bomboloncini, baked donut filled with Nutella and coated in sugar ·       Eccles, flaky puff pastry with currants, almonds and cinnamon ·       Espresso almond biscotti dipped in chocolate ·       Lemon whip bigné  The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard Wolak...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

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 September 4 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. Grounds for Coffee 2088 Commercial Drive Web: https://groundsforcoffee.ca/ Twitter: @groundsyvr Instagram: @groundsyvr Cuisine: Cinnamon Buns café Making cinnamon rolls in Vancouver since 1993. We provide only the highest quality baked goods and...
Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian

Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian

Tweet On Wednesday June 26, we presented our second Vegetarian tour, this time in East Vancouver with a selection of eateries. Started off the evening with delicious curry and tea at Chance Café after everyone registered. Chance Café Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice (red) Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice (green) Sweet Jasmine Tea ·         Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice ·         Jasmine sweet tea Do Chay Potsicker, Dumplings and Monson Roll ·         Handmade XO Potstickers – Spicy mushroom XO filling in a homemade potsticker, sweet soya drizzle, fried garlic ·         Glass Dumplings – Banana leaf wrapped tapioca dumplings filled with jicama and mung bean served with our homemade ish sauce ·         Monsoon Roll – Mixed root and tofu slaw, Vietnamese herbs, and traditional greens wrapped in a rice wrapper and served with our pineapple chili sauce Maizal  ·         Ague tofu on salsa verde mini rice bowl ·         Plantain tostada ·         Vegan churros & chocolate ·         Passionfruit mojito Ignite Pizzeria ·         Crispy Kale ·         Fungi Supreme (mozzarella, cardoncelli mushrooms, ricotta, aged parmesan) The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Richmond

Tasting Plates Richmond

Tweet On Wednesday June 19, we presented our Richmond dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored central Richmond.  Harold’s Bistro Harold’s Bistro LaksaSouthwest Salad 75 West Coast Grill: •        Lamb chop with dukkah and chimichurri •        Manchego cheese croquette with chipotle •        Back Ribs with house-made bourbon bbq sauce CAVU kitchen bar: •        Mini El Bandito Burgers: chipotle bbq braised beef, grilled Mexican chorizo, caramelized onions, aged cheddar on a sesame bun. •        Mini Peanut Butter & Chocolate Dessert: flourless chocolate cake, warm ganache, peanut butter mousse, raspberry compote, toasted peanut brittle 38 Sampal Korean BBQ •        Fried rice cake •        Seafood pancake •        Stir fried noodle •        Bulgogi The restaurants featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates North Vancouver

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

Tweet Coconama On Wednesday June 12, we presented our North Vancouver dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area of Lower Lonsdale.  Started off the evening with a beverage tasting at Shipyards Coffee after everyone registered. Shipyards Coffee Iced Coconut Latte 12 oz beverage of your choice from the espresso bar Larry’s Market Roasted Carrot Salad with Gorgonzola Spiced roasted carrot with almond, parsley, Gorgonzola cheese with kale pesto drizzle Brassica Caesar Salad Crisp roasted broccoli with cavils Nero, toasted chickpeas, capers, green olive and creamy vegan Caesar dressing * Pickled Egg Organic free range egg marinated in beet juice brine, topped with house-made caraway salt * Blue Valentine Booch Slushie Locally brewed Hoochy Booch kombucha slushie, infused with blue spirulina and raspberry lemonade Welcome Parlour Ice Cream  Custom sampler flights of natural ice cream Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill A Traditionally Prepared Taco De BarbacoaTinga De Res Echiladitas With House Made Roasted SalsasFresh Guacamole And Chips Coconama Chocolate  COCO-LABO, Award winning beans to bar chocolate, 5 kinds COCONAMA, Creamy Texture Truffles, more than 20 kinds. COCOBARS, MATCHA, DARK, SALTED CARAMEL CACAO NIBS The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates East Van Vegetarian on June 26

Tasting Plates East Van Vegetarian on June 26

Tweet Join us for our next all Vegetarian edition of our Tasting Plates series as you visit some of our favourite restaurants in East Vancouver between Commercial Drive and Main Street. This evening vegetarian tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 26 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! See our last Vegetarian tasting plates event and what was served to guests here. Registration: Chance Cafe- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants and Establishments Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian 1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Instagram @eatdochay New restaurant offering all vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese fare, infused with modern flavours. Maizal 2815 Main Street Web: https://maizalrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @maizalyvr Instagram: @maizal_yvr Cuisine: Mexican Vancouver Foodster Review Enjoy classic hand-crafted cuisine just like on the streets of Mexico. Enjoy gluten free dishes, real Mexican beverages and their famous soft shell tacos. Fresh corn tortillas made to order and more. Chance Cafe 3424 Commercial St, Vancouver Web: https://www.facebook.com/chancecafe/ Instagram @chancecafevancouver Cuisine: Cafe Organic & Fair Trade Coffee, Healthy Smoothies, Bubble Tea, Ice Cream & much more. Ignite Pizzeria 2588 Main St, Vancouver Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria...
Tasting Plates Richmond on June 19

Tasting Plates Richmond on June 19

Tweet Join us and explore the central Richmond area (centered around Westminster Hwy and No. 3 Road) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 19 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: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel- 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 75 West Coast Grill 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond Web: https://75west.ca/ Twitter: @75WestYVR Instagram @75westyvr Cuisine: Westcoast Welcoming dining room with an open grill kitchen, serving fave West Coast fare & wild BC seafood; where comfort and elegance create a distinctly West Coast experience in downtown Richmond. Just off the lobby of the newly redesigned Vancouver Airport Marriott, guests will experience the laidback warmth of B.C.’s West Coast through attentive, inviting service as well as our signature décor of earthy woods and marbles. Harold’s Bistro & Bar 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro Twitter: @HaroldsBistro Instagram @haroldsbistro Cuisine: Contemporary American Upon entering the lobby, you’ll undoubtedly be drawn to the atmosphere of Harold’s Bistro & Bar, named after a customer who has dined with...