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On June 19th we presented our 9th edition of Tasting Plates Vancouver event that showcased 7 restaurants, cafes and butcher shop in the Commercial Drive neighborhood.

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The evening began inside Prado Café where guests registered and picked up their Tasting Plates Cards.

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Prado Cafe MENU

  • Iced coffees, Ice Tea and Espresso Macchiatos
  • Mini cookies “with no name”.

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Via Tevere Pizzeria MENU  

1)       Margherita Pizza

2)       Capricciosa Pizza


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Five Elements Cafe MENU

3 choices of menus were presented to guests to select their choice.

Menu A:

1)       Crispy Spring Roll

2)       Green Papaya & Shrimp Salad

3)       Shrimp on Sugar Cane

4)       Creamy Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Menu B: Vegan option

1)       Crispy Spring Roll

2)       Green Papaya & Tofu Salad

3)       Coconut Curry

4)       Tom Yum Thai Hot & Sour Soup

Menu C

Choose 1 of the Noodle Soup

•        Phở- Rice noodles Soup -Choice of Chicken, Beef or Tofu & Vegetables

•        Phở  Saté Peanut Sauce: Rice Noodle Soup-Choice of  Chicken, Beef or Tofu & Vegetables

•        Hủ Tíu Nam Vang–Phnom Penh Mixed Seafood & Pork on Rice Noodle Soup

•        Bún Bò Huế -Spicy Lemongrass Beef & Pork Vermicelli Noodles Soup

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Pasture To Plate MENU

1)       A variety of sausages with garlic aioli and mustards.

2)       Herb crusted beef Carpaccio with roasted garlic aioli or a parmesan truffle aioli on crostini.

3)       Mini Pizettas made with bite size rounds of puff pastry. Caramelized onions, bacon and plum slice.

4)       Mini Porchetta bites on focaccia with an orange and pinenut gremolata & basil/arugula pesto. (V)

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La Mezcaleria MENU 

1)       Ceviche

2)       Guacamole (V)

3)       Beans (V)

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Siddarthas Indian Kitchen MENU 

1)       Aloo Tiki (V)

2)       Sesame covered Chicken Goliya

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Gelateria Dolce Amore MENU 

Featured 3 flavours of Gelato including Strawberry Buttermilk, Hazelnut and Polenta.

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The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the evening both inside and outside.

Thank you to our photographer Alvin Lee for capturing the night so well (see more photos here)

By: Richard Wolak

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