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...
Tasting Plates North Vancouver

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

Tweet Coconama On Wednesday June 12, we presented our North Vancouver dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area of Lower Lonsdale.  Started off the evening with a beverage tasting at Shipyards Coffee after everyone registered. Shipyards Coffee Iced Coconut Latte 12 oz beverage of your choice from the espresso bar Larry’s Market Roasted Carrot Salad with Gorgonzola Spiced roasted carrot with almond, parsley, Gorgonzola cheese with kale pesto drizzle Brassica Caesar Salad Crisp roasted broccoli with cavils Nero, toasted chickpeas, capers, green olive and creamy vegan Caesar dressing * Pickled Egg Organic free range egg marinated in beet juice brine, topped with house-made caraway salt * Blue Valentine Booch Slushie Locally brewed Hoochy Booch kombucha slushie, infused with blue spirulina and raspberry lemonade Welcome Parlour Ice Cream  Custom sampler flights of natural ice cream Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill A Traditionally Prepared Taco De BarbacoaTinga De Res Echiladitas With House Made Roasted SalsasFresh Guacamole And Chips Coconama Chocolate  COCO-LABO, Award winning beans to bar chocolate, 5 kinds COCONAMA, Creamy Texture Truffles, more than 20 kinds. COCOBARS, MATCHA, DARK, SALTED CARAMEL CACAO NIBS The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Fraser and Main

Tasting Plates Fraser and Main

Tweet On Wednesday May 1, we presented our Fraser and Main dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the area.  Started off the evening with a Honey tasting at the Main Street Honey Shoppe after everyone registered. The Main Street Honey Shoppe ·         Honey Tasting Rocky Mountain Flatbread ·         Vegan Beyond Sausage Flatbread ·         Vegetarian Farmers Market Flatbread ·         Parma Flatbread + Cocktail tasting of our Summer White Sangria and Red Sangria. Quesava ·         Garlic Cheese Popper – plant-based ·         Porky Empanada – plant-based filled with smoked jackfruit ·         Bruschetta –eggplant and zucchini ratatouille with vegan cheese on sourdough bread ·         Vanilla Chocolate chip Cookie Eclettico Coffee shop ·         Apple and Triple Cream Brie Panino ·         Bacio Rosa (100% natural Italian Lemonade, Premium Wildberry Puree, Lime) ·         Espresso and Torroncini Nammos Estiatorio ·         Zucchini fritter (vegetarian) ·         Keftes (grilled meatball) ·         Deep fried pita with tarama (fish roe) on top The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Between the Buns Crawl East Village

Between the Buns Crawl East Village

Tweet On Wednesday March 27, we presented our first Between the Buns Crawl dining tour exploring the East Village (aka Hastings Sunrise) neighborhood.  Started off the evening with a beer and wine tasting at High Point Beer Wine Spirits to tempt palattes before they headed out to taste a variety of food items in the between the buns theme. High Point Beer Wine Spirits 2769 E Hastings Street     ·         First Kick at the Can classic west coast pale ale made in collaboration w/ R & B brewing ·         The Hatch’s Flipping the Bird Rosé 2018 ·         Bread & Butter Pinot Noir 2016 Wheelhouse Seafoods and Di Oliva Tasting Bar collaboration 2632 East Hastings Street ·         Mini wild sockeye burgers ·         Salad along with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting Italia Bakery Savoury: Italian grilled panini ·         Sweet: Zeppole Nutella cream puff Delish Gluten Free      2166 E Hastings Street ·         Savory: Jalapeno Popper Cornbread ‘bun’ with a spicy whipped jalapeno cream cheese. ·         Sweet: a Lemon curd puff, gluten free choux pastry sandwiched between a creamy lemon curd. The bakeries and stores featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Thank you to Vancouver East Village and the East Village BIA for their support. By: Richard...