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,...