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:  Early-Bird Tickets: $33 per person before August 31, 2016 Advance Tickets: $45 per person after August 31, 2016 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 of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will...
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...
Tasting Plates East Village on May 18

Tasting Plates East Village on May 18

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the East Village neighborhood in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. 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 and cafes 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! Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo. A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community. Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by walking, bike, transit, car, or carpooling. Registration: tba -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards. Participating Restaurants and Establishments:  Nonna’s Table 1489 E. Hastings Street Web: http://www.nonnastable.ca/ Twitter: @Nonnas_Table Style of Pizza: Wood oven fired Neapolitan Nonna’s Table Café and Pizzeria is situated in the heart of East Van, in the historic Waldorf Hotel. The Waldorf has been a central part of the East Vancouver Arts and Culture community since its founding in 1947. We feature a beautiful home-style Italian restaurant, which boasts a retro Polynesian/Tiki feel. Our pizza recipes have been carefully crafted by Italian Pizza Master, Salvatore Brugaletta, who received professional traditional pizza training in the heart of Italy. Our pizzas are prepared...
Tasting Plates Richmond

Tasting Plates Richmond

Tweet On Wednesday April 13, we presented our 2nd tasting tour of the central Richmond area featuring a great selection of restaurants; centered on Number 3 Road and area from Bridgeport to Westminster Highway. The Apron Our Tasting Plate: Tuna poke with ponzu pearls, avocado crema, house made rice cracker Ricotta ravioli, lamb shank, olive crumble, mint pea puree on a spoon And Our Tasting Cup: Wall Vesper It was a cool evening in Richmond, attendees had a chance to explore the area, enjoy eats and drinks inside the restaurants throughout the night. They had a chance to meet many of the chefs, and servers as they showcased the best of what they do in Richmond. Cocoru Chicken Our Tasting Plate: Deep fried rice cake with Korean spicy sauce Yangnyeom Chicken – Deep fried chicken coated in Korean traditional Yangnyeom sauce with peanuts and garlic flakes on top Pa-Dak- Deep fried chicken in House special sauce with shredded green onion on top Snowfall Chicken- Deep fried chicken with Béchamel sauce and Grana Padano cheese on top With condiments: One plate of pickled radish and sweet potato crisps Harold’s Bistro Our Tasting Plate: Crab Cake with Chipotle Aioli and Corn Salsa American Grille Our Tasting Plate: Halibut with mango and pineapple salsa Tuna ceviche Pizza Garden Our Tasting Plate: Two pizza slices from the selection featuring Polo Eccellente Capicolla Margherita (vegetarian) Ruchetta (vegetarian) The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us at our next Tasting Plates event in the East Village neighborhood on May 18. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Marpole

Tasting Plates Marpole

Tweet On Wednesday March 30, we presented our 1st tasting tour of  the Marpole neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants and markets with several collaborations with some local producers.   Gigi Blin  Our Tasting Plate:   Mini pastries from Baguette & Co. Collaboration with teenage chefs Skylar and Chloe who own the Kids can cook Gourmet pasta sauce. featured their sauces on a selection of pasta. Our Tasting Cup: Choice of a shot of espresso or Affogato (espresso shot poured over vanilla) Housemade soda   Bonjour Marketplace Our Tasting Plate: Hearty Carrot Soup Garden’s Brown Rice Risotto Enzyme Salad Multi-Nutrients Fermented Noodles Homemade Soy Milk and Golden Tea Leaf Our Tasting Cups: Honey Red Jade Tea Pine Oolong tea And Au Natural Our Tasting Cup: Vita Biosa Probiotic Drinks   Café Mai Mai Our Tasting Plate: Bowl of Beef Pho Spring roll filled with pork and vegetables   The Yard Our Tasting Cups: 3, 5oz tasters of local beer. Fuggles and Warlock and also a Granville Island Brewery beers the ISA and Honey Lager. The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Central Richmond on April 13

Tasting Plates Central Richmond on April 13

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered on Number 3 Road and area from Bridgeport to Westminster Highway in Richmond,  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. 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 evening, 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). See our previous Tasting Plates Richmond dining tour here. Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more! Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo. A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community. Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling. Registration: TBA -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards. Participating restaurants: American Grille 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond Web: http://americangrille.blogspot.ca/ Twitter: @GrilleYVR Cuisine: American The Apron 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining Twitter: @apronyvr Cuisine:Regional/Local The apron is small restaurant with a big bite. Featuring Contemporary West Coast cuisine made with the freshest ingredients from local providers, a creatively cultivated cocktail list, and local craft beer on a rotating tap; the apron truly reflects Richmond’s finest. The apron is conveniently located inside the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport Hotel and is easily...