Curry Fest Vancouver

Curry Fest Vancouver

Tweet We held our first Curry Fest around downtown Vancouver on November 13th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of curries from a select number of different cultures including Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and South Indian. We kicked off the event at Davie Dosa Company where everyone registered before heading off on their self-guided tasting adventure. At Davie Dosa Company in the Westend they featured their South Indian style Slow cooked lamb with Rich Traditional Indian spices and herbs curry, finished with virgin coconut meat, ”Papaver Bracteamtum” silky paste. Served with Vegetable Pilaf cooked in coconut stock and spices. At House Special in Yaletown it was about Vietnamese where they served their Monk’s Kabocha Curry, roasted seasonal veg, chili oil, Vietnamese herb puree with torn bread and Curry mushroom fried rice Arancini. At Indian Delicacy in Coal Harbour they served traditional Indian curries featuring their Methi Chicken cooked with garlic & dry fenugreek leaves, and Chana Masala Garbanzo (chick peas) beans cooked with fresh onions, ginger and spices, both served with rice and garlic naan. At Bob Pochana in the Westend it was all about Thai where they served their Green Curry Chicken coconut milk based green curry with chicken, basil, eggplant and bamboo shoots and their Panang Beef coconut milk based panang curry with beef, basil and bell peppers top with Kafir lime leaf, both served with jasmin rice. It was fun night for everyone to visit the participating restaurants and eat some unique and tasty curries. By: Richard...
2nd Annual Dumpling Fest Vancouver

2nd Annual Dumpling Fest Vancouver

Tweet We held our second Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 6th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Mexican, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Russian, and Vietnamese. We kicked off the event at Sprezzatura on Kingsway where everyone registered and tasted some ‘deconstructed spring roll” canapes before heading off on their self-guided tasting adventure. At MixxBao in the South Granville neighbourhood they served up their Taiwanese style Chili Oil Wontons and Wonton Soup. At Maizal they served up their Mexican Empanada duo of Blue corn chorizo & potato empanada and Yellow corn zucchini mushroom and cheese empanada At Hey Dumplings! Chef Heather served up her Russian style dumplings featuring the tasty Potato dumplings in a creamy dill sauce, they also served their Spicy ginger scallion dumplings to guests. At Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian they served their plantbased Vietnamese style trio of dumplings featuring the XO Potstickers – pan fried homemade potstickers stuffed with vegan mushroom XO sauce. Served with sesame soya sauce; Glass Dumplings – Tapioca mung bean, mushroom, and jicama dumplings wrapped in banana leaf and served with peanut and ish sauce; and Sticky Rice Wontons – Traditional mushroom and tofu soya sticky rice wrapped in wonton and served with scallion sauce. It was another fun night for everyone to visit the participating restaurants and eat some unique and tasty dumplings. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown

Tweet On Wednesday October 23, we presented a fun and tasty tour around Gastown and Chinatown with a selection of eateries. Guests enjoyed delicious Thai and Moroccan cuisines along with a visit to a new patisserie, had a taste of some Czech delights and cheesecakes on Water street. Buttermere Patisserie Café Mini cake roll Korean citrus cheesecake tart Earl grey chocolate bar Vegan brownie bite Galette Bretonne cookies Moltaqa Restaurant Bessara green pea soup with cumin Lentil stew with onion jam White bean stew with tomato cilantro and dried ginger spice Roasted eggplant pepper stew   The Praguery Gastown Savoury Pulled pork cooked with our house-made bbq – with chimney caked baked with cheddar Choose on meat: house-made bbq sauce or house made garlic mayo Choose side: house-made sauerkraut or pineapple salsa Sweet Ferrero Rocher special (House-made chocolate soft serve with crushed Ferrero and house-made caramel) Marie’s – our new winter special (Coconut cone, Nutella, house-made raspberry filling, whipped cream, cinnamon) Our signature LEMON cone CARAMEL (Vanilla Soft Serve, Pecans, House made caramel)   Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee Our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Our New York Cheesecake As well we will be offering one of our organic roast coffees   Wara Thai Eatery Spaghetti bites (Basil Chicken Sauce) Thai Gold bags (Toong Tong) Thai Salad cups The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tweet On Wednesday September 4, we presented our annual Commercial Drive tour with a selection of eateries. Started off the evening with delicious Italian pasta which featured an optional wine pairing after guests registered. Federico’s Supper Club·      Gnocchi di barbabietola – house made red beet gnocchi, olive oil, beet puree, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, pea shoot garnish Penne con broccolini e patate – penne aglio e olio with broccolini, diced potatoes, peperoncino, pangrattato Pasture to Plate ·       Mini Charcuterie Platter –featuring a variety of P2P charcuterie items, made with beef and pork. JamJar Cold : ·       Tabbouleh Salad (VE) Parsley, tomato, borghol, seven spices, onions ·       Cauliflower Fatteh Salad (VE) Tomato, olive, tahini and pita crisps Hot: ·       Majadra and Batata Harra (VE-GF) Lentil black bean stew with spiced potatoes ·       Chicken Taouk (GF) Yogurt marinated chicken thighs, oregano, garlic, on brown rice & toum dressing  Grounds for Coffee      World Famous Cinnamon Bun Made fresh daily by hand using locally-sourced, wholesome ingredients – made without trans fats, hydrogenated oils, eggs, bleached flour, nuts, raisins or preservatives. Iced with vanilla-bean cream-cheese icing. Savoury* Flatbread – Baked with homemade dough and local seasonal vegetables  Sweet* Mini Muffins, Mini Cookies & Bun Bites Drinks* Cinnamon Bun Frappe, Iced Americano, Non-Dairy Smoothie, Iced Chai  Fratelli Bakery   Sicilian cannoli dipped in roasted pistachios ·      Bomboloncini, baked donut filled with Nutella and coated in sugar ·       Eccles, flaky puff pastry with currants, almonds and cinnamon ·       Espresso almond biscotti dipped in chocolate ·       Lemon whip bigné  The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard Wolak...
Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian

Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian

Tweet On Wednesday June 26, we presented our second Vegetarian tour, this time in East Vancouver with a selection of eateries. Started off the evening with delicious curry and tea at Chance Café after everyone registered. Chance Café Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice (red) Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice (green) Sweet Jasmine Tea ·         Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice ·         Jasmine sweet tea Do Chay Potsicker, Dumplings and Monson Roll ·         Handmade XO Potstickers – Spicy mushroom XO filling in a homemade potsticker, sweet soya drizzle, fried garlic ·         Glass Dumplings – Banana leaf wrapped tapioca dumplings filled with jicama and mung bean served with our homemade ish sauce ·         Monsoon Roll – Mixed root and tofu slaw, Vietnamese herbs, and traditional greens wrapped in a rice wrapper and served with our pineapple chili sauce Maizal  ·         Ague tofu on salsa verde mini rice bowl ·         Plantain tostada ·         Vegan churros & chocolate ·         Passionfruit mojito Ignite Pizzeria ·         Crispy Kale ·         Fungi Supreme (mozzarella, cardoncelli mushrooms, ricotta, aged parmesan) The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Richmond

Tasting Plates Richmond

Tweet On Wednesday June 19, we presented our Richmond dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored central Richmond.  Harold’s Bistro Harold’s Bistro LaksaSouthwest Salad 75 West Coast Grill: •        Lamb chop with dukkah and chimichurri •        Manchego cheese croquette with chipotle •        Back Ribs with house-made bourbon bbq sauce CAVU kitchen bar: •        Mini El Bandito Burgers: chipotle bbq braised beef, grilled Mexican chorizo, caramelized onions, aged cheddar on a sesame bun. •        Mini Peanut Butter & Chocolate Dessert: flourless chocolate cake, warm ganache, peanut butter mousse, raspberry compote, toasted peanut brittle 38 Sampal Korean BBQ •        Fried rice cake •        Seafood pancake •        Stir fried noodle •        Bulgogi The restaurants featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...