Noodle Mania on January 10, 2018

Noodle Mania on January 10, 2018

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in East Vancouver! This 5th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or 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. You may have a chance to taste all sorts of noodles from chow mein to spaghetti to mac & cheese, pho, pad thai, ramen and more. Touring many ethnic eateries and tasting noodle dishes including American, Chinese, Filipino, Hong Kong, Indian, Italian, Southern, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and more. If you haven’t been to our previous Noodle Mania event, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on Food Finds (view here). Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car or use transit. Registration: tba -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Noodle Mania passports. Purchase Tickets Here:  Tickets: Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before December 22. Advance Tickets $45 per person before January 7, 2018. Regular $60 per person after January 7, 2018 Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online. Ticket price includes tasting bowls or plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each...
Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH

Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH

Tweet On Saturday November 25 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. Maru Korean Bistro * Rice stack with Gochujang pulled pork, green onions, crisp shallot, slow poached egg, nori, sesame seeds. * Organic green salad with truffle – persimmon Vinaigrette The Juicery Co * Pacific Juice with kale, apple, mint, lime and spirulina * Dads Juice with beet, carrot, apple, kale, turmeric and ginger * Banana Bread Toast; to die for banana bread, nut butter, banana and hemp seeds Two Daughters Bakery • Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones and Raspberry Dark Chocolate Scones – Both Gluten free and vegan. Beere Brewing Co. • Selection of Beers Welcome Parlour • Steamed Ice Cream Floats and Cadeaux Brownie Hot Fudge Sundae complete with house made fudge chocolate sauce. The restaurants, cafe and brewery featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH on November 25

Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH on November 25

Tweet Join us and explore the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday November 25 from 10am until 2pm 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, and learn about each of the participating places. Check out our most recent Tasting Plates Brunch tour here! Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more! Registration: Welcome Parlour – 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 Maru Korean Bistro 125 2nd St E, North Vancouver Tel: 604-566-6292 Web: http://www.marukoreanbistro.com/ Instagram: @marukoreanbistro Chef Bobby Shin and David Jo’s first restaurant after Bap’s Kitchen catering service. Here, we minimize the usage of artificial food ingredients and MSG for health of customers and try to offer the best meal at all the times with our heart and soul. Our restaurant is inspired by the “Baek ban jip”, a folksy dining restaurant that offers home style and casual foods. The Juicery Co 254 1st St E, North Vancouver Web: http://www.thejuiceryco.ca/ Twitter: @TheJuiceryCo Instagram @TheJuiceryCo The Juicery Co is an Organic, Cold Pressed Juice & Nut Mylk Shop that Delivers throughout Metro Vancouver. As a family they have decided to share their knowledge of juicing with their community to provide others with the specific nutrients they require to...
Tasting Plates Yaletown BRUNCH

Tasting Plates Yaletown BRUNCH

Tweet On Saturday October 28 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series, this time it was a Brunch tour taking place in the Yaletown neighborhood. Cha La Tea Merchant Café Dragonwell + Tuna Spinach Toast Matcha + Shrimp Avo Toast Iced Raspberry Creme + Truffle Ricotta Hazelnut Toast   Patron Tacos & Cantina Red Chilaquiles: fried corn tortilla chips dipped in red tomato sauce, mixed with melted cheese, sour cream, onion, cilantro. Topped with a fried egg. Served with a side of refried beans.   Living Produce Aisle Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie, Wheat Grass shot, Signature Salad.   Ganache Patisserie Pain au Chocolat, Brioche aux Pommes Amandes, Blanc Fraisier, Sable Breton, Raspberry Vacherin The restaurants, and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next BRUNCH tour, Tasting Plates North Van BRUNCH on November 25. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Chinatown

Tasting Plates Chinatown

Tweet On Wednesday October 18 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited Chinatown, this time around the focus was on the new diverse restaurants which have opened in the area over the past few months. Attendees enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area as well we featured a multi vendor pop-up inside the Dalina grocery store which gave people a chance to meet the mostly local food producers and taste there offerings. Klaus’s Kaffe Haus Lavazza Coffee   Straight outta Brooklyn Choose any 2 slices from this selection Original – Margherita Classic – Pepperoni White – Mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, grana padano, garlic, oregano Spice – Capicollo, spicy salami “The Olive and caper” a vegan option.   Umaluma Umaluma’s Tasting Plate featured a deconstructed pumpkin pie gelato with coconut whip cream and roasted hazelnuts, ‘Shot in the Dark’ chocolate shot with tangy sea buckthorn powder, and a pallet cleansing raspberry sorbetto featuring freeze dried raspberries, silver specked chocolate, and a puff of Manuka Honey foam.   Dalina 4 stations situated throughout the store Station 1: Hot pasta with Jules and Kent Pasta Sauces Station 2: Lisa Lou’s & Dalina Collaboration Hot chocolate Station 3: Naked Snacks selection Station 4: Betterwith Ice Cream The restaurants, and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Yaletown BRUNCH on October 28

Tasting Plates Yaletown BRUNCH on October 28

Tweet Join us and explore the Yaletown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This brunch tasting extravaganza is on Saturday October 28 from 10am until 2pm 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 and establishments Patron Tacos & Cantina 265 Robson Street Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Instagram @patrontc Cuisine: Mexican Relaxed, modern eatery serving contemporary Mexican fare & specialty margaritas.   Ganache Patisserie 1262 Homer Street Web: http://ganacheyaletown.com/ Twitter: @ganacheyaletown Instagram @ganacheyaletown Cuisine: Bakery and Desserts Café Since opening in 2003, Ganache has established a reputation for its creative modern twists on classical recipes, from a wide selection of baked goods to desserts. 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. Cha Le Tea Merchant Cafe 1207 Hamilton...
Tasting Plates Chinatown on October 18

Tasting Plates Chinatown on October 18

Tweet Join us and explore the Chinatown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants, cafes and market. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 18 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: Klaus’s Kaffe Haus – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Some of the participating Restaurants Straight outta Brooklyn 648 Main Street, Vancouver Web: http://straightouttabrooklynpizza.com/ Twitter: @straightbkpizza Instagram: @straightbkpizza Cuisine: New York style Pizza 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 giving you...
Tasting Plates UBC

Tasting Plates UBC

Tweet On Wednesday September 27 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the UBC campus for the first time. Attendees enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area between the AMS Nest building and the restaurants which were close to the 10th Avenue entrance. The Delly Our Tasting Plate: A Taste of India Butter chicken or Shahi Paneer or Chana Masala.  All curries served on a bed of long grain basmati rice with a square of fresh grilled tandoori naan. The Art of the Sandwich: A sample’s choice of: Delly Chicken Sandwich and Avocado Veggie Sandwich Salad Street A sample’s choice of: Fresh Tossed Kale Quinoa Salad or the tasty and Ole worthy South West Bean Salad Our Tasting Cups: From The Beverage Cart: A sample’s choice of: – Standard Kombucha, Moja Coffee, The Teaguy Tea, Thirsty Buddha Coconut Water   Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co. Our Tasting Plate: West Coast Trail Cookie –featuring high quality bakers chocolate, pumpkin seeds, flax, cranberries, coconut, cinnamon, and oats. Nutella Twist Danish – Puff pastry with Nutella and salted macadamia nuts and Our Tasting Cup: Mocha – made with our Pacific Spirit espresso which is roasted in-house and mixed with our signature homemade chocolate sauce. Aztec Gold Hot Chocolate – our take on a spicy hot chocolate featuring our homemade chocolate sauce and a blend of chillies and cinnamon.   Mahony & Sons Our Tasting Plate: Pacific Coast Chowder Fresh mussels, steelhead, cod, bacon and prawns with a lemon fennel cream broth. Mahi Mahi Taco Fresh rst Mahi Mahi , crisp slaw, chipotle mayo, guacamole, and...
Tasting Plates UBC on September 27

Tasting Plates UBC on September 27

Tweet Join us and explore the UBC campus and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 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: tba – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.   Some of the participating Restaurants Mahony & Sons 5990 University Blvd Web:http://mahonyandsons.com/ Twitter:@MahonyAndSons Instagram: @mahonyandsons Cuisine: Irish pub fare Easygoing spot offering imported & local brews, Irish pub fare with a fusion spin & live music. At Mahony & Sons, we serve true-to-tradition favourites and hearty pub fare of the finest quality. Authentically Irish, we take our food seriously and source the freshest, best ingredients to make your meal memorable. From our Guinness-infused soups and slow-cured Gammon bacon, to locally raised meats and semolina-crust pizzas, you’ll have a tough time picking favourites. Rain or Shine Ice Cream 6001 University Boulevard Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Instagram: @rainorshineYVR Cuisine: Ice Cream Homemade ice cream in Vancouver using local, natural and fresh ingredients! We strive to make every one of our flavours as amazing as possible. We are constantly...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tweet On Wednesday August 23, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned and explored the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed delicious pasta and risotto along with wonderful music to kickoff the event at Federico’s Supper Club. then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout the area. Federico’s Supper Club Our Tasting Plate: Gnocchi di Ricotta – house made ricotta gnocchi, tomato basil sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, shaved Grana Padano Risotto al Tartufo e Porcini – black truffle puree & wild porcini mushrooms, mascarpone cheese, shaved Pecorino Romano   Rosemary Rock Salt Our Tasting Plate: Montreal Smoked Meat & mustard on Rosemary Rocksalt Bagel, served with dill pickle Wild BC Smoked Sockeye salmon & housemade dill cream cheese on poppyseed bagel, served with red onion, capers, & lemon Citrus berry rainbow Bagel served with strawberry cream cheese   Turk’s Coffee Our Tasting Cups: 8oz Turkcycle Iced Coffee Single espresso shot with their Big 10 (La Futura)   77k Freeze Iceberg Lounge Our Tasting Cups: Vancouver Red Velvet Ice cream – Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Strawberry Kiss Sorbetto – Strawberry and Raspberry Watermelon yogurt   Falconetti’s Our Tasting Plate: * Sweet Italian Sausage with artichoke dressing * Chicken Thai Romaine Leaf Wrap * Jerk Chicken & Slaw Blunt Spring Roll   Cannoli King Our Tasting Plate: Sicilian Cannoli Chocolate Peach Cannoli The restaurants, and cafes featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next tour, Tasting Plates UBC on September 27. By: Richard...