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...
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 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 North Vancouver Lonsdale

Tasting Plates North Vancouver Lonsdale

Tweet On Wednesday July 11, we presented our North Vancouver Lonsdale Tasting Plates dining tour with delicious plant-based dishes plus pizza, meatballs, scones, mini doughnuts and other treats, plus cinnamon bun ice cream sandwiches and tasting of Japanese chocolate truffles and more. Alberello Pizzeria Verde Noce (Pesto sauce, walnut, roasted peppers, oyster mushroom sautéed in garlic oil, caramelized onion, mozzarella, fresh goat cheese, and basil) Salsiccia (Tomato sauce, our home-made fennel sausage, mozzarella, caramelized onion & roasted red pepper) Home-made meatball in a succulent tomato sauce     Cafe by Tao Mango Salsa Quinoa Bowl with falafel & sauerkraut Rawkin’ Pizza Rawsagna Lucuma Parfait   Welcome Parlour Ice Cream Collaboration with Bad Dog Bread Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream Sandwich   Butter Lane Bake Shop Earl grey donut (steeped with our very own louise & louise fine teas earl grey tea) Our famous scones with clotted cream and jam (made with European churned butter) Gluten free carrot cake topped with a cream cheese buttercream   Coconama Japanese style chocolate truffles The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Thank you to Lonsdale Quay Public Market for being our registration spot for the event. By: Richard...