On March 11, 2015 we presented our Tasting Plates East Village event that showcased 7 restaurants, cafes, butcher shop, and a distillery in the East Village neighborhood between Semlin Drive & Hastings to Powell & Commercial Drive in Vancouver, stretching to the Eastern edge of Renfrew.

Pallet Coffee Roasters


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Our Tasting Cups:

Featured Pallet in-house roasted coffee beans

Your choice of Americano or Cortado

  • A taste of our double baked almond croissant and rosemary parmesan scone


Our Tasting Plate:

  • Beef brisket sandwich

( ianca pane, remoulade, caramelized onions, gruyere and beef)

  • Side of our spinach & wild mushrooms salad

(Spinach, caramelized onions, goat cheese, pecans, organic egg, red wine vinaigrette)



Windsor Meats


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Our Tasting Plate:

  • Large House Made Biryani Meatball (Chicken & Pork, Basmati, Spices, & Veg mixed into the meatball) in Butter Chicken Sauce.


Odd Society Spirits


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Our Tasting Cups:

Tasters of our products: East Van Vodka, Wallflower Gin, Vermouth and Creme de Cassis.


Jackalope’s Neighborhood Dive


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Our Tasting Plate:

  • House Smoked Ham & Red eye Demi with buttermilk Chive Whipped Potatoes Roasted Asparagus.
  • Cornbread with pimento cheese.


Di Olivia


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Our Tasting Plate:

  • Bread dipping with various types of breads and focaccias. These are the combos of olive oils and vinegars we will be pairing:

Basil Oil/Strawberry Balsamic

Garlic Oil/Traditional Balsamic

Persian Lime Oil/Blackberry Ginger Balsamic

Chipotle Oil/Espresso Balsamic

Tuscan Herb Oil/Fig Balsamic

Orange Oil/Chocolate Balsamic

Herbs de Provence Oil/Cranberry Pear Balsamic

Wild Mushroom Sage Oil/Red Apple Balsamic

  • Guacamole with the Baklouti Olive Oil and Hummus with the Chipotle Olive Oil served with chips and crackers.


Platform 7 Coffee


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Our Tasting Cups:

Featuring Stumptown Hair Bender Espresso Beans

Your choice of:

  • Espresso
  • Americano
  • Cortado


Our Tasting Plate:

Gluten Free Epicurean

*  Double Chocolate Salted Espresso Cookie

*  Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie

Black Rook Bakehouse

  • Honey-Lavender Cremes

East Village Bakery

  • Platform 7 Sugar Cookies


Renfrew Café


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Our Tasting Plate:

  • Beef & Kimchi pie
  • Classic Apple pie


Our Tasting Cups:

  • Single origin tea from Oollo Tea.


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

Thank you to our photographer Michelle Hondl for capturing the night so well.

By: Richard Wolak

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