On Wednesday May 17, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to the Burnaby Heights neighborhood.

Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee and beverages along with sandwiches, cookies and bars to kickoff the event at Caffe Artigiano. then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout  the area.

Caffe Artigiano

Our Tasting Cups:

Our Tasting Plate:

Selection of traditional size of coffee or tea beverages; selection of Sandwiches, selection of cookies and bars


The Gray Olive Cafeteria

Our Tasting Plate:

  • Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Curry Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Yam, Red Onion, Dried Fruit, Peas, Lime Cilantro Dressing

*G.O. Potatoes w/ Smoked Shallot Aioli

* Reuben Sliders

House-made Corned Beef, Caramelized Onion, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Russian Dressing


Our Tasting Cup:

  • Iced Lemon Tea


Broken Rice Restaurant

Our Tasting Plate:

*Prawn Mango Salad – Julienned green mango, shrimp, carrot, daikon, jicama, herbs, caramelized onions, crushed peanuts, citron vinaigrette

*Duck Confit Slider – Steamed bao with duck confit, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, onions, cilantro, and ginger hoisin sauce

*Can Tho Satay Noodle – Beef and rice noodle in a homemade satay soup with peanuts, coconut, lemongrass, and sesame


Glenburn Soda Fountain

Our Tasting Cups:

*Lemon Basil Freeze (DF/GF) – Lemon Basil Sorbet blended with Lemon Soda

*Chocolate Macaroon Brownie Sundae – (GF) – chocolate macaroon ice cream on house-made fudgy chocolate brownie, toasted coconut, whipped cream


  • Assorted home-style treats to take home – Carmelita bars, almond cornmeal bars & butterscotch confetti bars


Fortuna Bakery

Our Tasting Plate:

  • Pastéis de Nata – A traditional Portuguese egg tart pastry
  • Cake Pops
  • Mini New York Cheese Cakes
  • Mini Pastry Puffs = Filled with Hazelnut, Mocha, Or Vanilla Custard


Romana Restaurant

Our Tasting Plate:

  • Kalamari, Humus, Chicken souvlaki, Spanakopita , Pizza, Meat penne and Pork schnitzel

The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. Join us for our next tour, Tasting Plates Riley Park on May 17.

By: Richard Wolak

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