2nd Annual Holiday Market on December 5

2nd Annual Holiday Market on December 5

Tweet Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from Kitsilano to Clark Drive. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December 5 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates.  Each market will feature multiple vendors serving up a wide selection of savoury and sweets, plus beverages for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to try many different foods and beverages throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the producers and chefs, and learn about each of the participating vendors and markets. Kick off your holiday cheer with us, taste local and international food and drink. It’s the perfect evening to do something festive, catch up with friends, and get some holiday shopping done. Registration: Main Street Honey Shoppe – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Holiday Tasting Passports and menus. See last year’s inaugral Holiday Tasting event here Featuring these Markets: Be Fresh Market and Cafe 2951 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: http://www.befresh.ca/ Twitter:@befreshlocal Instagram @befreshlocal Neighborhood: Kitsilano At Be Fresh, we believe that food should be enjoyed and to fuel your body, which is why we only create meals with delicious and healthy ingredients. They will be featuring a multi-vendor showcase of local food and beverages. Silk Road Tea 2066 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Web: http://silkroadteastore.com/ Twitter: @silkroadtea Instagram @silkroadtea Neighborhood: Kitsilano Silk Road imports & blends organic, premium loose teas, & produces organic skincare, haircare & bodycare products. They will be featuring their line-up of teas and other products....
Dumpling Fest Vancouver

Dumpling Fest Vancouver

Tweet We held our first ever Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 7th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Taiwanese, Russian, Italian, Cantonese and Indian. We kicked off the event at Prado Cafe on Fraser where everyone registered before heading off on their self-guided tasting adventure. At Bombay Kitchen and Bar on Commercial drive they served their delicious Indian Malai Kofta filled with mixed vegetable sand paneer dumplings in a light tomato and cream sauce and they also served the dumpling with rice, naan and a salad. At Mangia Cucina, they served a couple of their Italian dumplings dishes creating a wow on the plate with the delicious Lobster Ravioli – with garlic, chilli, white wine & fresh tomatoes sauce, topped with arugula and Fried Gnocchi – with ricotta mousse & pistachio pesto. At Hey Dumplings! Chef Heather served up her Russian style dumplings featuring the tasty Poutine dumplings with vegan gravy and cheese curds; and the Spicy Ginger and Scallion dumplings in a ginger scallion sauce and siracha drizzle. At Hon’s Wonton House, they served a couple of their tasty Cantonese dumplings featuring the pork filled Potstickers and Wonton dumplings. At Rhinofish Noodle Bar, they served their delicious Taiwanese Chao Shou – Chili Vinaigrette Wonton – with pork, bok choy, housemade chili oil; and the Su Zheng Jiao – Steamed Dumpling – vegetarian with shitake, bok choy, bamboo, sesame and bean curd It was a fun night for everyone to visit the participating restaurants and eat some unique and tasty dumplings....
Tasting Plates Gastown

Tasting Plates Gastown

Tweet On Wednesday October 24, we presented our Gastown dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Gastown area.  Started off the evening with some coffees at Milano Coffee after everyone registered. Milano Coffee Featuring Espresso Franks as an espresso Pumpkin spice latte – served with Halloween candy Water Street Café Burrata Bruschetta Burrata, Heirloom Tomato, Sundried Tomato Pesto, Salsa Verde, Basil Yuzu Ponzu Pork belly Sous Vide Pork Belly, Cannellini Bean Puree, Baby kale, Yuzu Ponzu Glaze, Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette West Coast Crab Cake Pacific Rock Crab, Baby Shrimp, Preserved Citrus Fennel Slaw, Saffron Aioli   Charisma Café Your choice of soup from the selection below Chicken Noodle Potato Bacon Chowder Apple Butternut Squash (vegan & gluten-free) Uno Gelato   Your choice of a cup or cone with 2 flavours, here is the Akbar Mashti and Italian Cherry   Wishing Treats Surprise candy selection   Balila Taste Kitchen  Hummus plate and soups The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
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 Italian Gnocchi 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: Prado Cafe Fraser – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Dumpling Fest Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants 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...
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...