Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 7

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 7

Tweet Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants between Olympic Village, Chinatown and Commercial Drive areas of East Van serving up different kinds of dumplings, from Cantonese soup dumplings, to Russian Pelmeni to Indian Kofta to Korean Mandoo and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 7 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. 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 Dumpling Fest Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants/Establishments Hon’s Wonton House 25 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver Web:http://www.honswontonhouse.com/ Instagram: @honswonton Cuisine: Cantonese Since 1972, Hon’s Wonton House, situated in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, has been creating and sharing traditional Asian Comfort Food with customers of all generations. Using rustic, locally sourced ingredients and time-honoured Cantonese recipes, customers can be transported through tastes and aromas back to the infamous and familiar wonton houses of the Guangzhou. From hand-made wontons and Pan fried Potstickers, to well spiced and simmered broths and noodles, Hon’s flavor filled menu will not disappoint. Hey Dumplings! 208 Keefer Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.heydumplings.com/ Instagram @heydumplings Cuisine: Russian Traditional hand-made dumplings with a delicious twist....
Tasting Plates Gastown on October 24

Tasting Plates Gastown on October 24

Tweet Join us and explore the Gastown neighborhood and area and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 24 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: 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 Restaurants/Establishments Water Street Cafe 300 Water St, Vancouver Web:http://www.waterstreetcafe.ca/ Twitter: @waterstcafe Instagram: @waterstcafe Cuisine: Italian, westcoast and seafood The Water St.Café established in 1988 is a Gastown cornerstone overlooking cobbled streets and the world famous steam clock. Chef Alan Tse creating beautiful dishes using seasonal ingredients.   Balila Taste Kitchen 47 West hastings Street, Vancouver Web:https://www.balilahummus.com/ Instagram: @balilahummus Balila is one of Vancouver’s best Mediterranean and Hummus restaurant in Gastown. Middle Eastern food available for pick up, delivery, and catering. Wishing Treats 49 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Web: https://wishingtreats.com/ Twitter: @WishingTreats Instagram @wishingtreats  Cuisine: Candy store Skilled artisans at Wishing Treats Caramel Studio handcraft scrumptious bite-sized works of art for weddings, celebrations, branded giveaways, or whatever well wishes you want to give. Located on the edge of Gastown, vintage candy making techniques are mixed with modern,...
Tasting Plates Downtown Vancouver Vegetarian

Tasting Plates Downtown Vancouver Vegetarian

Tweet On Wednesday September 26, we presented our first all vegetarian dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the downtown Vancouver area between Yaletown and the Westend.  Started off the evening with some healthy plant-based eats and drinks at Living Produce Aisle after everyone registered. Attendees enjoyed tasty vegetarian Middle Eastern, Mexican, Southern Indian eats and so much more. Living Produce Aisle  Micro-greens Salad Wheat grass shots “PB&J” smoothie bowl   La Cantina Your choice of two Vegetarian Tacos from the selection below Rajas Poblanas Portobello Carrot Tinga Jackfruit Mole Tofu Mestizo Firecrust Pizza 6″ pizza unlimited Vegetarian and vegan toppings you build your own Davie Dosa Company South Indian Plate – Vegan /Gluten Free /Nut Free Idly – Rice and lentil Steamed cake Medhu Vada – Savoury lentil donuts Traditional Masala Dosa – Spiced potato filled with our staple rice and lentil crepe Served with: Sambhar – Veg lentil soup dip and Coconut, Tomato and ginger chutney Saj & Co. Middle Eastern plate of Hummus, chickpeas and Labneh Vegetarian Wrap The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty vegetarian dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Downtown Vancouver Vegetarian on September 26

Tasting Plates Downtown Vancouver Vegetarian on September 26

Tweet Join us for our first all Vegetarian edition of our Tasting Plates series as you visit some of our favourite restaurants in downtown Vancouver between Yaletown and the Westend.  This evening vegetarian tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 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! Registration: Living Produce Aisle- 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 Living Produce Aisle 1168 Hamilton Street Web: http://livingproduceaisle.com/ Twitter: @LPAyvr Instagram @livingproduceaisle Cuisine: Juice bar and salads Living Produce Aisle grows a variety of greens, including wheatgrass, micro broccoli, and micro arugula, and uses them to create delicious and nutrient-packed smoothies. The flats of greens as well as the Cultivators themselves are also for sale. 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. La Cantina Tacos 722 Nelson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8981 Web: http://tacoslacantina.ca/ Twitter @LaCantinaTacos Instagram @lacantinatacos Cuisine: Mexican Relaxed, modern eatery serving contemporary Mexican tacos and drinks. Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria 808 Davie...
Tasting Plates South Granville

Tasting Plates South Granville

Tweet On Wednesday September 12, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the South Granville neighbourhood for the first time. Started off the evening with a wine tasting at Jak’s after everyone registered. Attendees enjoyed tasty Italian dishes as well as Asian/Fusion eats and so much more. Jak’s Gigglewater Prosecco NV The Hatch B. Yanco 2017 – (Okanagan) Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne 2015 – (Burgundy) Mirabeau Classic Rosé 2017 – (Provence) Page “Preface” Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – (Washington)   The Rise Eatery Lo Hay Salad – smoked salmon, julienne of cucumber, daikon, carrot, pickled ginger, onion, tomato and taro potato, pea shoots, crisp white vermicelli, toasted sesame, peanuts, apricot & beet vinaigrette Chicken Seoul Good – Korean style fried chicken, wild mushroom cream, truffle oil, grated parmesan Dynamic Duo – rice battered brussel sprout and cauliflower bites, gochujang buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumble Fiore Restaurant Beet & Ricotta filled ravioli with herb berrue blanc and roasted beets.   Meinhardt Fine Foods *White Wine Steel Head Trout * Beet Risotto * Spicy Tiger Prawns * Mini Panko crusted Cod Cake * Wild baby Arugula w/ White Balsamic Dressing Spicy Aioli * Meringue Tart   Phoscao Café Mango Bingsoo Matcha Green Tea Bingsoo   Le Creuset Coffee selection The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Our community partner was the South Granville BIA. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tweet On Wednesday August 22, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned and explored the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed tasty dishes included pizza, poke tacos, bagel sandwiches, pulled pork tacos, and more after kicking off the event at The Drive Coffee Bar with some coffee beverages. The Drive Coffee Bar Your choice of one of the following: * Small lavender London Fog * Single Macchiato with an Italian biscotti on a side *Raspberry Flat White Daddy’s Kitchen Your choice of any Two Poke Tacos from this selection Britannia Taco — Fresh Ahi Tuna, Dice Avocado, Spicy Crab Salad, Edamame, Red Onion and top with Orange Miso Sauce & Wasabi Aioli Dragon Breath Taco – Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Masago, Red Onion mixed with Sriracha Aioli. Kimchi, Pineapple and Birdseye chili. Chipotle Prawn Taco – Sweet Corn, Black Beans, Olive, Cilantro, Dice Tomato & Avocado, Prawns and top with Smoke Chipotle Sauce And Thai Ice Tea   Rosemary Rocksalt Mount Royal Sandwich – Rosemary rocksalt bagel with mustard and Montreal smoked meat. Steveston Sandwich – Rosemary rocksalt bagel with dill cream cheese, smoke salmon, capers and onions. Cheesecake   Pasture to Plate Pulled Pork Taco gf -pulled pork in beer marinade, corn tortilla, farmhouse cheeses feta, avocado sauce, pico de gallo Ethical Soda Kombucha Hustle Pizza You choice of 3 slices of pizza from the selection of these vegan pizzas below and other non-vegan pizzas on rotation. FUNGI (VG)- Truffled Alfredo, VG Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Roasted Cauliflower, Potato, Red Pepper & Vegan Parmesan topped with Fresh Arugula & Chili Infused Olive Oil SICILIAN (VG) –...
Tasting Plates South Granville on September 12

Tasting Plates South Granville on September 12

Tweet Join us and explore the South Granville neighborhood (between 6th – 16th Avenues on Granville street) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 12 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: Jak’s – 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 Rise Eatery 3121 Granville St, Vancouver Web: http://theriseeatery.com/ Instagram @theriseeatery Cuisine: contemporary mix of Asian fusion cuisine Bringing together the distinct flavours of regions in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond, the Rise Eatery is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of culinary ingenuity. Founded by husband-and-wife team Dan Leung and Wanda Lai, we are a meeting point and destination for friends, strangers, and neighbours who come to catch up over cocktails, unwind after work, or toast to milestones big and small—always with a bevy of shared plates on hand. Fiore Restaurant 1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver Web: https://fiorerestaurants.ca/ Instagram @fioreyvr Cuisine:Italian Italian inspired restaurant with an intimate neighbourhood feel focusing on simple Italian featuring fresh hand-crafted pasta and naturally-leavened sourdough thin crust pizza using...
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: The Drive Coffee Bar- 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 Daddy’s Kitchen 2586 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Web:http://www.daddyskitchen.ca/ Instagram @daddyskitchenpoke Cuisine: Poke and Sushi Poké and sushi restaurant in the heart of The Drive … But with a Daddy’s Kitchen twist. 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...
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...