Tasting Plates North Vancouver on April 26

Tasting Plates North Vancouver on April 26

Tweet Join us as we return to North Van and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and establishments centered in and around Lonsdale and on Marine Drive. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday April 26 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant and establishment 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: Bean around the World at Lonsdale Quay  – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants Hearthstone Brewery 1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 984-1842 Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/ Twitter: @hearthstonebeer Instagram @hearthstonebeer Cuisine: Brewery and restaurant focussing on Mediterranean/Spanish flavours We are an independent brewery with a Tap & Forno restaurant specializing in authentic yet innovative craft beers, & take pride in being able to bring something special & unique to North Vancouver using locally inspired & seasonal ingredients. The word “Hearthstone” refers to the base of a fireplace, & is often used as a representation of warmth & home. We brew beer & cook as a form of self expression, & also to bring people together. We enjoy bringing...
Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

Tweet On Wednesday March 8, we presented our 5th Anniversary tour of our Tasting Plates series of tasting tours that began in the downtown Vancouver area. For this tasting tour we returned to where Tasting Plates 1st ever tour was held, downtown Vancouver. Attendees celebrated with wine to kickoff the event at Marquis Wine Cellars then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout downtown. Marquis Wine Cellars Our Tasting Cups: Terrapura 2015 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Terrapura 2014 Single Vineyard Sauvginon Blanc   Ten Ten Tapas Our Tasting Plate: Octopus Conserva, Mushrooms on Toast and Salmon Mi Cuit   Meinhardt Fine Foods Our Tasting Plate and Cups: Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad- tahini, lemon, parsley, red onion Mushroom Leek Soup- crispy leeks, cream, truffle oil Prosciutto & Brie “Sandwich”- fig crostini, arugula, aioli Zesty Lemon Bar- pate sucree base, fresh raspberry’s Superfood SweetHARDT- vegan, paleo, chocolate heart Kefir Water (selection of flavours) Meinhardt Chocolate Bar Bottle of Happy Water   Patron Tacos & Cantina Our Tasting Plate: Sopecito Handmade thick corn tortilla, topped with beans & shredded chicken. Garnished with green tomatillo sauce lettuce, feta cheese, sour cream and Pico de Gallo. Flautita Deep fried corn tortilla filled with our delicious “BARBACOA”. Topped with green tomatillo sauce, sour cream and feta cheese. Enchilada Corn tortilla with shredded beef. Topped with red sauce. Garnished with sour cream and feta cheese   Saj & Co. Our Tasting Plate: Flowers (Breadbowl hummus salad with different flavours and different breads!) Vegan Banana Bread Tartine Bread & Pies Our Tasting Plate: Apple Pie Three Ways Salted Caramel Apple Dutch Apple Blackberry Apple Served with...
Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

Tweet On Wednesday February 22, Vancouver Foodster presented our 2nd tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown and East Van. The evening event started off at Dogwood Brewing where guests had a chance to taste some organic beer along with some organic pizza. Each of the restaurants participating had served up a couple slices or a signature pizza featuring different pizza creations for guests to enjoy. Guests then had a chance to visit many different types of pizzerias throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants and their styles of pizza. Dogwood Brewing Menu selections served Beer tasting glass Perogie Pizza and Truffle Pizza   Dosa Hut Menu selections served Pizza Dossa – Indo-Canadian style   Firecrust Pizza Menu selections served 6″ pizza unlimited toppings Wine Tasting    Ragazzi Pizza Menu selections served Carbonara– garlic, black pepper, pancetta, bocconcini, (contains egg) Arrabiata– salami, capicollo, onions, chilli flakes, mozzarella. (Spicy)   Straight out of Brooklyn Pizza Menu selections served Original – Margherita Classic – Pepperoni White – Mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, grana padano, garlic, oregano   Zero Zero Pizzeria Menu selections served Chorizo and Brussels Sprouts Pomodoro-cherry tomatoes, san dried tomatoes oregano, fresh mozzarella This was another a fun night of pizza tasting around the city. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Vancouver 5th Anniversary on March 8

Tasting Plates Vancouver 5th Anniversary on March 8

Tweet Join us and celebrate our 5th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 8 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: Marquis Wine Cellars – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Some of the Participating Restaurants and Establishments: Patron Tacos & Cantina 265 Robson Street Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Instagram @patrontc Cuisine: Mexican Relaxed, modern eatery serving contemporary Mexican fare & specialty margaritas. Ten Ten Tapas 1010 Beach Avenue #3 Tel: (604) 689-7800 Web: www.TenTenTapas.com Twitter: @TenTenTapas Instagram: @tententapas Unique small plates, entrees, cocktails & live jazz in a refined space with waterfront seating. Tartine Bread and Pies 1069 Davie Street Web: http://tartine.ca/davie-street/ Twitter: @tartinebnp Cuisine: Bakery and eatery Inspired and imagined by Jo-Ann, the bakery is simply an extension of her love for people and food. Muffins, breads, tarts and treats. Our menu is full of variety. We cater lunch functions with hearty sandwiches, soups,...
Pizza Palooza on February 22, 2017

Pizza Palooza on February 22, 2017

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several of Vancouver Foodster (aka @vanfoodster Richard Wolak’s) favourite pizzerias throughout Vancouver! This Pizza tasting extravaganza is presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. You will have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman to NY style and more! Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates 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. Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car or use transit. Registration: Dogwood Brewing  -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Pizza Palooza passports. Participating Restaurants and Establishments:     Straight outta Brooklyn 701 Kingsway (at Fraser), Vancouver Web: http://straightouttabrooklynpizza.com/ Twitter: @straightbkpizza Style of Pizza: New York style The “New York Pizza” dates back to 1905 when Gennaro Lombardi, an immigrant pizzaiolo from Naples, began to serve pizza in his Little Italy grocery store. Lombardi created a unique pizza style similar to that from the old country. He still focused on a thin crust and high quality ingredients, but his pizzas were served ‘to go’ and ‘by the slice’. His influence led to the emergence of Italian American Pizzaiolos who began to make quality slices all over the immigrant neighbourhoods in Brooklyn.  To this day, Brooklyn is renowned for having New York’s best pizza. Our aim is to bring a little New York to Vancouver by giving you an experience that is straight outta Brooklyn…   Ragazzi Pizza 2996 E. 22nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-433-2235 Web: http://www.ragazzipizza.com/ Twitter:   @RagazziPizza...
Noodle Mania Vancouver 2017

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2017

Tweet On Wednesday January 11, 2017 we presented our 4th tasting tour of noodles held all over the city. The evening event started off at Commodity Juicery in Fraserhood where guests had a chance to enjoy a bubble ice tea beverage along with a Zucchini noodle salad. 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. Commodity Juicery Zucchini noodle dish and ice bubble tea Zucchini noodle dish paired with their healthy bubble tea made with chia pearls   Chutney Villa Sri Lankan style seafood soft noodles A flavorful Sri Lankan style seafood soft noodles mixed with squid, shrimp, egg and vegetables with a tint of spices.   Thailicious Tofu Pad Thai and Pad See-ew Tofu Pad Thai rice noodles in our special sweet and sour sauce with eggs, tofu and peanuts. Chicken Pad See-ew noodles in sweet soy sauce   Yaletown L’antipasto Spaghetti alle Vongole Garganelli Spaghetti alle Vongole -Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chillies, Pinot Grigio and Manila clams) Garganelli in our classic tomato sauce and Parmigiano reggiano   Basil Garden Satay peanut and beef rice noodle soup Vegetarian noodle soup Premium rare beef, brisket and beef balls rice noodle soup Satay peanut and beef rice noodle soup Vegetarian noodle soup with assorted veggies and tofu Kids Can Cook Gourmet at Organic Acres Skylar & Chloe will be presenting their locally made...
Noodle Mania on January 11, 2017

Noodle Mania on January 11, 2017

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in East Vancouver and Yaletown! This 4th noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or Plates 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. You may have a chance to taste all sorts of noodles from chow mein to spaghetti to mac & cheese, pho, pad thai, ramen and more. Touring many ethnic eateries and tasting noodle dishes including American, Chinese, Filipino, Hong Kong, Indian, Italian, Korean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and more. If you haven’t been to our previous Noodle Mania event, Novus TV featured our last event on Food Finds (view here). Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, car, transit, walking, or carpooling. Registration: Commodity Juicery (3975 Fraser Street)   -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Noodle Mania passports.  Participating Restaurants: Basil Garden Restaurant 2889 East Broadway, Vancouver Web: http://www.basilgarden.ca/ Twitter: n/a Instagram: @basilgarden Cuisine: Vietnamese Basil Garden Restaurant brings the rich traditions and classic flavours of Vietnam to the Vancouver dining scene. We serve healthy, authentic Vietnamese cuisine using only the most carefully chosen, freshest ingredients.   Yaletown L’Antipasto 1127 Mainland Street,  Vancouver Web: www.yaletownlantipasto.com Twitter: @Lantipasto Instagram: @lantipasto Cuisine: Italian L’Antipasto is Yaletown’s only Italian Tapas wine bar, a...
Tasting Plates Chinatown 2016

Tasting Plates Chinatown 2016

Tweet On November 23, 2016 we presented our Tasting Plates Chinatown and area event that showcased 5 restaurants and establishments paying homage to the historical era of Chinatown as well as showcasing new eateries. Floata Seafood Restaurant Our Tasting Plate: Vegetable Spring Roll Sesame Ball Soya Sauce Chow Mein   Le Tigre Cuisine Food Truck Our Tasting Plate: “Don’t Order This Chicken” Tasting Plate featuring Le Tigre Fried Chicken with 7 Spice Mayo and Mixed Herbs, Thai Chilli   Klaus’s Kaffe Haus Our Tasting Plate: Home-made Vienna Gulasch soup Chinese Strudel Vegetable Strudel Wiener Apple Strudel   Treasure Green Tea Our Tasting Plate: and our Our Tasting Cup: Special offering of teas   Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar Our Tasting Plate: Marc Ice Cream- malted chocolate ice cream with bourbon caramel and marcona almonds Signature Truffle- assorted flavours to choose from Ruth bar – Strawberry Raspberry jelly, crunchy peanut praline Salted Caramel –vanilla Le Tigre Truck The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Chinatown on November 23

Tasting Plates Chinatown on November 23

Tweet Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Chinatown. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30pm 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: Floata Seafood Restaurant- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants:   Klaus’s Kaffe Haus 291 E. Pender Street Web:: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Cuisine: Austrian Klaus’s Kaffee Haus is a unique place offering the best hand-made strudel with assorted fillings (sweet & savory). Lisa Lou’s Cbocolate Bar 1007 Main Street Web:http://lisalouschocolatebar.com/ Twitter: @Lisa_Lous Cuisine: Dessert shop Handcrafted Chocolate, Caramels, Ice Creams, Pastries & Cheesecake complete with Espresso Bar, from scratch Iced Teas, Cold Brew and Floats.   Treasure Green Tea  227 East Georgia Street Twitter: @TreasureGreen_T Web: http://treasuregreen.com/ Cuisine: Chinese Tea House Second-generation tea master, Olivia Cheung runs the tea shop, Established in 1981 by Olivia’s father, Treasure Green Tea Company is the first authentic Chinese tea shop in Vancouver, they are celebrating 35 years this year.     Le Tigre Cuisine Food Truck (location to be announced) Web: http://www.letigrecuisine.ca/ Twitter: @LeTigreTruck Cuisine: Modern Chinese Modern Asian food truck with kickass dishes from Chef Clement Chan & Chef Steve Kuan .   Floata...
Tasting Plates Yaletown 2016

Tasting Plates Yaletown 2016

Tweet On Wednesday October 19, we presented our tasting tour of Yaletown featuring a great selection of restaurants. Registration took place inside Rocanini Coffee. Rocanini Coffee Our Tasting Cup: Cortado (choice of Regular or Decaf)   House Special Our Tasting Plate: Shredded Chicken Pomelo Salad on Shrimp Chip Peanut Sauce Pulled Pork Frybread Kabocha Wuntun on Curry   Kuma Izakaya Our Tasting Plate: Aburi Salmon Roll Tomato salad Mini Gratin Oysters   Chaser’s Fresh Juice Our Tasting Cup: Green Smoothie and Cookies   Straight Outta Brooklyn Our Tasting Plate: Choose any 2 slices from this selection Original – Margherita (V) Classic – Pepperoni White – Mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, grana padano, garlic, oregano (V) Spice – Capicollo, spicy salami   Lime and Moon Pie Co Our Tasting Plate: Chocolate banana cream pie Sugar pumpkin pie And Our Tasting Cup: Moja Espresso or Americano     On Yogurt Our Tasting Cup: Ice Fried Yogurt + Raspberry Sauce Ice Fried Yogurt Gelato: Pumpkin Spice Latte Banana Yogurt Shake   The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next Tasting Plates on November 23 in Chinatown. By: Richard...