Tasting Plates Coquitlam on March 14

Tasting Plates Coquitlam on March 14

Tweet Join us and explore the Coquitlam area (centered around the skytrain line between Lincoln station South towards downtown) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 14 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 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 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: Papparotti- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Establishments: Polito’s Latin Cafe 942 Westwood St, Coquitlam Web:http://politoscafe.ca/ Twitter:@politoscafebc Instagram: @politoscafebc Cuisine: Latin American Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico. Papparoti 1196 Pinetree Way, Unit 100, Coquitlam 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...
Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

Tweet On Wednesday February 7 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, this time around the focus was on the new diverse restaurants which have opened in the area over the past year. Panidor Bakery Café Baked goods selection Mint Hot Chocolate   Ignite Pizzeria Choose any 2 slices of pizza from a rotating selection   Maizal 1 Pastor Taco 1 Tostada & black beans (crispy corn tortilla flat topped with black beans purée, lettuce, fresco cheese, sour cream and tomatillo salsa) 1 miniature churro with cajeta 1 sample of our home made horchata   Peaceful Restaurant Peaceful Beef Rolls (Five-spice beef rolled in a crispy green onion flat-bread & sweet hoisin sauce) Spicy & Tangy Dumplings (Soft pork dumplings served in a spicy & sour soup base) Dan-Dan Noodles (Spicy & tangy Sichuan pepper peanut sauce, minced pork & spinach)   The restaurants, and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Pizza Palooza on February 21

Pizza Palooza on February 21

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in downtown Vancouver! This is our 3rd annual pizza tasting extravaganza and it is presented by Vancouver Foodster. You may have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman to NY style, South Indian, Lebanese and more! 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 event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. See last year’s Pizza Palooza dining tour here Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car, transit or walking. Registration: Living Produce Aisle -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Pizza Palooza passports. Participating Restaurants: Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria 808 Davie Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.firecrustpizzeria.com/bc-menu/ Instagram: @firecrustdavie Style of Pizza: Neapolitan Inspired by authentic pizzerias in Naples, Firecrust is keeping true to Neapolitan pizza’s origins by providing products that focus on simplicity, freshness and contain high quality ingredients. With over 350 possible combinations, you can customise our Neapolitan pizzas and salads to your heart’s desire. You’ll not be disappointed as all our Neapolitan pizza bases are made with non-GMO 00 flour and our tomato base is made strictly from San Marzano tomatoes.   Ignite Pizzeria 508 West Cordova, Vancouver Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Style of Pizza: Artisanal Located at the crossroads of Gastown and Pacific Station, Ignite Express provides you with genuine, refined pizzas at the right price. Our pizzas are cooked in an artisanal, stone-fired oven...
Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 7

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 7

Tweet Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighborhood (centered around Main street between 5th – 16th avenues) and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 7 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 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 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: Panidor 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 Establishments: Maizal 2815 Main St, Vancouver 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.   Ignite Pizzeria 2588 Main St, Vancouver Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Cuisine: Pizzeria Located on the vibrant Main street, Ignite welcomes you in a very modern and minimal setting. You can share a great moment around delicious pizzas, sipping a glass of wine or enjoying a beer, while watching an all-time classic on the screen in the background. Our pizzas are cooked in an artisanal, stone-fired...
Noodle Mania Vancouver 2018

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2018

Tweet On Wednesday January 10, 2018 we presented our 5th tasting tour of noodles held all over downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Cha La Tea in Yaletown where guests had a chance to enjoy a couple of different teas. 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. Cha Le Tea Mint Majik Milk Tea Dragonwell Green Tea   Robba Da Matti Spaghetti alle Vongole -Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chillies, Pinot Grigio and Manila clams) Rigatoni Pomodoro & Basil   Flower & Horse in Spring Crossing the Bridge rice-noodle: Holy Cow Yunnan Style specialty rice-noodle: Soft & Smooth   Wasabi Sushi ‘n Noodle Scallion with Spicy Pepper Tseng Noodles with Soft-Boiled Egg Traditional Hokkaido Style Miso Ramen + Teriyaki Chicken with House special sauce   Water Street Café Rigatoni with Italian Sausage Orecchiette Pesto The restaurants featured many unique and tasty noodle dishes to our guests throughout the event. By: Richard...
Noodle Mania on January 10, 2018

Noodle Mania on January 10, 2018

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in 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: Cha Le Tea Merchant -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Noodle Mania passports. Participating Restaurants 1741 Robson St, Vancouver Web: https://www.facebook.com/flowerandhorseinspring/ Instagram @flowerandhorseinspring Cuisine: Yunnan style of Chinese cuisine Neighborhood: Westend   Robba Da Matti  1127 Mainland Street,  Vancouver Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/ Twitter: @Robba_daMatti  Instagram: @robba_damatti Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Yaletown Yaletown’s Italian Tapas wine bar, a family-run, authentic Italian restaurant. We source the highest quality imported ingredients from Italy & combine them with seasonal ingredients.   Water Street Cafe 300 Water St, Vancouver Web:http://www.waterstreetcafe.ca/ Twitter: @waterstcafe Instagram: @waterstcafe  Cuisine: Italian, westcoast and seafood Neighborhood: Gastown The Water St.Café established...
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...