Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

Tweet Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 4 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: Federico’s Supper Club- 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 Federico’s Supper Club 1728 Commercial Drive Web:http://www.federicossupperclub.com/ Twitter: @FedericosClub Instagram @federicosclub Cuisine: Italian ‘Throwback themes and Italian charm, Federico’s Supper Club is one of the best dining experiences Little Italy and Vancouver has to offer. Welcoming hospitality in an old school atmosphere, an evening at Federico’s comes complete with dinner, live music and dancing, five nights a week, including monthly guest performers and world class tributes. Boasting Italy’s prestigious Quality Seal Certification, as well as multiple Dine Out, Diner’s Choice and hospitality awards, Federico’s is about feel good moments from palate to heart – a truly unique experience. Grounds for Coffee 2088 Commercial Drive Web: https://groundsforcoffee.ca/ Twitter: @groundsyvr Instagram: @groundsyvr Cuisine: Cinnamon Buns café Making cinnamon rolls in Vancouver since 1993. We provide only the highest quality baked goods and...
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 East Van Vegetarian on June 26

Tasting Plates East Van Vegetarian on June 26

Tweet Join us for our next all Vegetarian edition of our Tasting Plates series as you visit some of our favourite restaurants in East Vancouver between Commercial Drive and Main Street. This evening vegetarian tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 26 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! See our last Vegetarian tasting plates event and what was served to guests here. Registration: Chance Cafe- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants and Establishments Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian 1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Instagram @eatdochay New restaurant offering all vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese fare, infused with modern flavours. Maizal 2815 Main Street Web: https://maizalrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @maizalyvr Instagram: @maizal_yvr Cuisine: Mexican Vancouver Foodster Review Enjoy classic hand-crafted cuisine just like on the streets of Mexico. Enjoy gluten free dishes, real Mexican beverages and their famous soft shell tacos. Fresh corn tortillas made to order and more. Chance Cafe 3424 Commercial St, Vancouver Web: https://www.facebook.com/chancecafe/ Instagram @chancecafevancouver Cuisine: Cafe Organic & Fair Trade Coffee, Healthy Smoothies, Bubble Tea, Ice Cream & much more. Ignite Pizzeria 2588 Main St, Vancouver Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria...
Tasting Plates Richmond on June 19

Tasting Plates Richmond on June 19

Tweet Join us and explore the central Richmond area (centered around Westminster Hwy and No. 3 Road) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 19 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: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel- 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 75 West Coast Grill 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond Web: https://75west.ca/ Twitter: @75WestYVR Instagram @75westyvr Cuisine: Westcoast Welcoming dining room with an open grill kitchen, serving fave West Coast fare & wild BC seafood; where comfort and elegance create a distinctly West Coast experience in downtown Richmond. Just off the lobby of the newly redesigned Vancouver Airport Marriott, guests will experience the laidback warmth of B.C.’s West Coast through attentive, inviting service as well as our signature décor of earthy woods and marbles. Harold’s Bistro & Bar 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro Twitter: @HaroldsBistro Instagram @haroldsbistro Cuisine: Contemporary American Upon entering the lobby, you’ll undoubtedly be drawn to the atmosphere of Harold’s Bistro & Bar, named after a customer who has dined with...
Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on June 12

Tasting Plates North Van Lonsdale on June 12

Tweet Join us and explore the new Shipyards District and area in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and markets. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 12 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant/cafe/market 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 and food establishments throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating places. If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events that have been running since 2011, 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: Shipyards Coffee- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Establishments: Larry’s Market 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver Web: https://www.larrysmarket.ca/ Instagram: @larrysmarkets Specialty: Vegetarian and Vegan Market and Cafe Just like North Vancouver’s Historic Shipyards, vegetarianism has evolved and changed over the last 100 years. From gritty and humble to a now a mainstay, we are ready to take the next step of that evolution into our own hands. After seeing plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan products popping up in major grocery stores and becoming obsessed with luxurious vegetarian dining, we felt that Vancouver was missing the boutique experience when it came to plant-forward shopping. What if you could get fresh salads with dreamy dressings in the same places you grabbed...
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...
Tasting Plates Fraser on May 1

Tasting Plates Fraser on May 1

Tweet Join us and explore the Fraser to Main Street area (centered between 24th – 26th) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 1 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: The Main Street Honey Shoppe – 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 ECLETTICO Art & Coffee 4172 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.eclettico.ca/ Twitter: @Eclettico_ Instagram @Eclettico_Art_Coffee Cuisine: European cafe ECLETTICO Art & Coffee is a new family run Art Deco steampunk styled Italian Coffee shop featuring non-alcoholic drinks, Pastries, Panini, and Charcuterie sourced from the highest quality ingredients imported from Italy. Eclettico entertains its’ guests with an Art Gallery as well as a Baby Grand Piano, offering live music on most weekend afternoons and some evenings. Complimentary games and Free Wifi are also available.  The Main Street Honey Shoppe 4125 Main Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/ Twitter: @MainStreetHoney Instagram: @mainstreethoney Cuisine: Honey and bakery cafe Farm fresh honey and honeybee products available in the heart of Vancouver. Come taste test honey varietals from all across the...
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...