Tasting Plates Fraser on May 1

Tasting Plates Fraser on May 1

Tweet Join us and explore the Fraser to Main Street area (centered between 20th – 26th) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 1 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 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 ECLETTICO Art & Coffee 4172 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.eclettico.ca/ Twitter: @Eclettico_ Instagram @Eclettico_Art_Coffee Cuisine: European cafe ECLETTICO Art & Coffee is a new family run Art Deco steampunk styled Italian Coffee shop featuring non-alcoholic drinks, Pastries, Panini, and Charcuterie sourced from the highest quality ingredients imported from Italy. Eclettico entertains its’ guests with an Art Gallery as well as a Baby Grand Piano, offering live music on most weekend afternoons and some evenings. Complimentary games and Free Wifi are also available.  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...
Between the Buns Crawl East Village

Between the Buns Crawl East Village

Tweet On Wednesday March 27, we presented our first Between the Buns Crawl dining tour exploring the East Village (aka Hastings Sunrise) neighborhood.  Started off the evening with a beer and wine tasting at High Point Beer Wine Spirits to tempt palattes before they headed out to taste a variety of food items in the between the buns theme. High Point Beer Wine Spirits 2769 E Hastings Street     ·         First Kick at the Can classic west coast pale ale made in collaboration w/ R & B brewing ·         The Hatch’s Flipping the Bird Rosé 2018 ·         Bread & Butter Pinot Noir 2016 Wheelhouse Seafoods and Di Oliva Tasting Bar collaboration 2632 East Hastings Street ·         Mini wild sockeye burgers ·         Salad along with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting Italia Bakery Savoury: Italian grilled panini ·         Sweet: Zeppole Nutella cream puff Delish Gluten Free      2166 E Hastings Street ·         Savory: Jalapeno Popper Cornbread ‘bun’ with a spicy whipped jalapeno cream cheese. ·         Sweet: a Lemon curd puff, gluten free choux pastry sandwiched between a creamy lemon curd. The bakeries and stores featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Thank you to Vancouver East Village and the East Village BIA for their support. By: Richard...
Between the Buns Crawl on March 27

Between the Buns Crawl on March 27

Tweet Join us and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants/establishments in the East Village/Hastings Sunrise area of East Van. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 27 from 6pm until 9:30pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster The restaurants/establishments will be serving up savoury and sweet Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants, bakeries and other establishments throughout the walkable event, partake in a beer and wine tasting and learn about each of the participating spots. 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: High Point Beer Wine Spirits – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Between the Buns Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants/Establishments High Point Beer Wine Spirits 2769 E Hastings Street Web:https://www.highpointbws.com/ Twitter: @HIGHPOINTbws Instagram: @highpointbws Our name accurately represents what we love about what we do. A celebration of quality, good times & the pride we have in our store & our neighbourhood. Italia Bakery 2828 E Hastings St #104 Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/ Twitter: @italiabakery Instagram @italiabakery Cuisine: Italian bakery and deli Serving the East Village community for over 34 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. Wheelhouse Seafoods Web:https://www.facebook.com/wheelhousesfds/ Instagram: @wheelhouse2605 Cuisine: Seafood market and deli We are a family owned fish and...
Tasting Plates Yaletown

Tasting Plates Yaletown

Tweet On Wednesday March 6, we presented our Yaletown dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area.  Started off the evening with some beverages along with a micro-greens salad at Living Produce Aisle after everyone registered. Living Produce Aisle Wheatgrass shots Microgreen salad with pea shoots Sunflower and Purple Radish and Mango and Pineapple Immune Boost Smoothie with Bee Pollen   Manoushe’eh Zaatar w Jebneh – for the undecided (V) Half wild thyme mix and half akkawi cheese Lahm Be Ajeen – thin crust meat pies Organic spiced ground beef, with diced tomatoes & onions, spread and baked on a crispy thin house-made flatbread Sbanekh – the power of green (VG) Triangle folded pie filled with a lemony mix of spinach, onions and sumac Robba Da Matti ·         Mini Brushette ·         Mini Yaletown Lantipasto 7 Days Coffee Chocolate Brownies Opera cake Multi Berry Galate Apple strudel Almond Squares The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

Tweet On Wednesday February 27, we presented our Mount Pleasant dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area.  Started off the evening with some beverages along with savoury and sweet pastries at Papparoti after everyone registered. Papparoti Drinks: ·         Drip Coffee: Dark & Medium Roast ·         Fresh Healthy Smoothie called Go Bananas: consisting of Bananas, Dates, Almond Butter & Cacao & Almond Milk And Food: ·         Spinach & Feta Pastry ·         Original Bun Maizal ·         Corn and cheese empanada ·         One taco ·         3 leches cake ·         Passion fruit and chia drink Uma Sushi ·         Salmon oshi (pressed sushi with sockeye salmon, seared with creamy sauce, topped with jalapeño) ·         Tuna tataki (seared tuna with mustard soy sauce dressing, pickled onions and green onions) ·         Snow White roll (prawn tempura, mango, cucumber whipped with soy pepper, top with Aburi scallops and apple) Westcoast Poke Spicy Ahi Negitoro Bite Fish: Ahi negitoro mixed with chili oil, Honey Gochu Sauce, Hawt Sauce, pickled red onio Topping: Yuzu guacamole, Maple Soy Sauce, nori, sesame seeds Umami Albacore Toro Bite Fish: Albacore toro mixed with Maple Soy sauce, Sambal Topping: Wakame, Miso Ginger Soy sauce, sesame seeds, Avocado Blackened Sockeye Salmon Bite Fish: Torched sockeye salmon rubbed with togarashi and chili oil Topping: Wakame, Spicy pineapple salsa, Lemon Pepper Aioli Nori oil Atlantic Salmon Bite Fish: Atlantic salmon mixed with nori oil, masago, toasted sesame seeds Topping: Spicy wakame, Garlic Aioli sauce, fried onion, fried garlic, togarashi, furikake The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Noodle Mania Vancouver 2019

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2019

Tweet On Wednesday January 16, 2019 we presented our 6th tasting tour of noodles held between Kitsilano and Chinatown in Vancouver. The evening event started off at Silk Road Tea in Kitsilano where guests had a chance to enjoy some different teas. Chef Allessandro at Mangia Cucina 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. Silk Road Tea Serving a selection of Silk Road Teas Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar Tantanmen Ramen Traditional rich Sichuan style sesame-based broth topped with ground pork, 1/2 soft-boiled egg, bokchoy, julienned green onions, cashew nuts, and garlic oil Hon’s Wonton House Wonton Noodle Soup Hon’s famous handmade prawn wontons (prawn & pork) with regular noodles in a traditional and seasoned wonton broth, topped with seasonal veggies and slices green onions. Rice Rolls with Beef Brisket Our tender slow braised beef brisket served over traditional Chinese rice rolls. An exclusive Noodle Mania dish! Mangia Cucina & Bar * Squid Ink Tagliatelle with Anchovies, Capers and Tomato Sauce, topped with Sicilian Muddica * Cream of Zucchini Spaghetti with Piave Cheese & Mint Rhinofish Noodle Bar Your choice of one from this selection: Zha Jiang Mian (minced pork fried noodle)Shu Cai Mian (vegetable noodle soup)Niu Rou Mian (Taiwanese beef noodle) The restaurants featured many unique and tasty noodle dishes to our guests throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Yaletown on March 6

Tasting Plates Yaletown on March 6

Tweet Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 6 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: 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 Manoush’eh 620 Davie Street Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Cuisine: Middle Eastern Manousheh is the cherished national pie of Lebanon. It has a reserved place on the country’s table and has the unique ability to be worked into every meal of the day, due to its simple versatility. 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. Robba Da Matti 1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/ Twitter: @Robba_daMatti Instagram: @robba_damatti Cuisine: Italian Yaletown’s Italian Tapas wine bar, a family-run, authentic Italian restaurant. We source the highest quality imported ingredients from Italy...
Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary

Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary

Tweet On Wednesday February 6 we presented our Tasting Plates 7th Anniversary in Downtown Vancouver starting off at Bonus Bakery Café where we all enjoyed some tasty plant-based treats after registration. Bonus Bakery Café Bonus Bakery Cafe •        Blueberry muffins •        Walnut brownie •        Bonus cookie Each of the restaurants participating had served up a selection of 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. Davie Dosa Company •        Adai – Sprouted Lentil Pancake •        Avial – Coconut Veg •        Chettinad Kara Paniyaram – Savoury Muffin •        Kesari – Semolina Halwa Donnellan’s Chipper •        Spice bag •        Taco fries •        DC Burger •        Breakfast roll •        Battered sausage Mumbai Local •        Shev Puri •        Prawns Rava •        Chicken Lollipop •        Shrikhand Pacific Poke •        Poke Bowl (choose from a specific selection of chef inspired bowls or make your own custom creation- available with any of our bases or toppings). •        House Drink (choose one of the following: Coco Panda, Yuzu Lemonade, or Mango Mint Lemonade). The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 27

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 27

Tweet Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighourhood which includes the Olympic Village area and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 27 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: Papparoti – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants 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. Papparoti 1778 Columbia Street Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada instagram @papparoticanada Cuisine: Café PappaRoti – the buttery, coffee-caramel coated “father of all buns” that first took Malaysia by storm in 2003 and has since opened over 400 café locations worldwide – and is now developing throughout Canada. Our coffee buns are freshly baked every 20 minutes in our stores, which attract people of all nationalities and age groups. Light enough to pass off as a snack rather than a meal,...
Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary on February 6

Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary on February 6

Tweet Join us and celebrate our 7th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 6 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). See our 5th Anniversary event here and visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more! Registration: Bonus Bakery 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: Davie Dosa Company 1235 Davie Street 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. Bonus Bakery Cafe 1185 West Georgia Street Web:https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Cuisine: Plant-based bakery Newly opened plant=based baking, with full line-up of espresso based beverages featuring Matchstick coffee. Mumbai Local 1148 Davie Street Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Twitter @Mumbailocal.ca Instagram @mumbailocal.yvr Cuisine: Mumbai Street Eats Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance flavours with fragrant spices from the home country. The bar team has also created an inventive cocktail list to match...