Tasting Plates Kitsilano

Tasting Plates Kitsilano

Tweet On Wednesday May 9, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the Kitsilano neighborhood where guests ate delicious Japanese dishes including nigiri, plus Asian tapas, Vegan burgers, Cream puffs, teas, juices, and more. Storm City Coffee * 2 kinds of cream puffs (vanilla and salted caramel) * Shrubs (Your choice of Apple Mint or Black Currant -vinegar-based fruit infused drinks)   Super Hiro’s Restaurant * Unkai (Rice Pudding) — savoury Rice pudding with shrimp, fish on top. * Deep fried fish –Deep fried white fish with Italian parsley dressing. * Sushi Nigiri — 2 pieces – Ahi Tuna & Snapper     Sencha Tea Lounge Drinks: * Alishan Jasmine Green Tea * Honey Camellia Milk Tea * Assam Milk Tea * Oolong Milk Tea *Milk Tea are lactose/dairy free – we use coffee mate Food: *Teriyaki Chicken Donburi *Sencha Chicken Wings *Rice and greens   Be Fresh Market Café *Mini house-made Be Fresh vegan burgers, served with our Be Fresh vegan chipolte mayo *Be Fresh vegan potato salad *Juice Box Watermelon juice *Be Fresh Holy Fudge dipped bananas   The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates East Village

Tasting Plates East Village

Tweet On Wednesday April 18 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the East Village area of Vancouver where guests ate delicious pizza, tasted olive oils and vinegars, indulged in sweets, and enjoyed a flight of beer at one of the area’s local breweries. The Narcissus Pretzel Meringue Cookie and Some other small cookie bites and your choice of one of these hot or cold drinks: Brewed Coffee – Agro Roasters – Sumatra Dark or Ethiopian Light Roast Einspänner Fruit Soda – Strawberry or Apple Cinnamon Soda Fruit Tea – Grapefruit Tea or Hot Apple Cinnamon Cider   Al Buco Pizzeria Choose any 2 slices of pizza from a rotating selection   Di Olivia Tasting Bar Truffle oil popcorn Hummus and veggies Smoked olive oil Baba ghanoush Oil and Balsamic pairings with fresh focaccia bread   Cannoli King  Cannoli sampler with a Coffee Cannoli and Chips & Dip   Italia Bakery dessert sampler with a Lemon Macaron & Salted Caramel Creampuff   Andina Brewing Company A tasting flight of four of their beers – on the flight the Totum Kolsch, Andina Amber Ale, Pineapple IPA, and the Milk Stout The restaurants and brewery featured unique and tasty dishes and brews to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Coquitlam

Tasting Plates Coquitlam

Tweet On Wednesday March 14 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited Coquitlam for the first time giving all who attended a chance to try a selection of ethnic eateries that included Korean, Filipino and Latin American. Papparoti * Coconut Rollie – fresh young coconut filling * Signature original bun – coffee caramel coated and your choice of one of these beverages: * Ice Blended Signature Chocolate * Signature Karak Tea * Freshly Brewed JJ Bean Coffee   Seoul Truck Street Food K-Town Sandwich filled with Korean style popcorn chicken (Garlic and Spicy) Deep fried rice cakes (Red and Yellow) Kulinarya Lumping Shanghai (spring roll) Pork bbq skewer Rice noodles Polito’s Latin Café MINI PUPUSAS (EL SALVADOR) El Salvador’s favourite dish – thick hand made corn tortilla filled with specialty filling. Paired with “curtido” cabbage slaw and savory tomato sauce. VIGORÓN (NICARAGUA) Vigorón is a traditional Nicaraguan dish. It consists of a cabbage salad known as curtido, yuca, and chicharrones, all wrapped in a banana leaf. PATACONES “TOSTONES” (COLOMBIA) Deep Fried Plantain topped with assorted vegetables and seasoned meat.   Mariner Brewing A tasting flight of four of any of our beers, currently available on the menu is our: Northeast IPA this hazy IPA is bursting with bright and juicy hops, lush malt and vibrant yeast temper the intense tropical fruit flavour. Golden IPA which balances intense Citra hops with crisp wheat malt character. Cream Ale a Northwest interpretation of a classic neo-lager. Berliner Weisse this tart and surprisingly refreshing beer is sour mashed with wheat and pours bright gold with a thick...
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...
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...
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...