On Wednesday April 26, we presented another amaziing tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to North Van to rediscover the lower Lonsdale area and it’s eateries.

Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee beverages to kickoff the event at Bean around the World at Lonsdale Quay then enjoyed various food and drink stops throughout  the area.

Bean around the World 

Our Tasting Cups:

Choice of the following beverages, an 12 oz. cup of either drip coffee (dark, medium roasts or decaf) or an espresso beverage including, Espresso, Americano, Flat White, Latte or Cappuccino


Maru Korean Bistro

Our Tasting Plate: 

  1. 생굴 / Seang – gool : Freshly shucked BC oyster with Yuzu foam, Tabasco-Gochujang jello.
  2. 김부각 / Kim-bugak : Crisp nori puff with XO aioli, salmon roes, lime caviars.
  3. 육회 / Yook-hoe : Korean beef tartare on sea lettuce powder dusted crostini bed, Asian pear, sesame oil dust, garlic chips.


Hearthstone Brewery

Our Tasting Bowl:

Panzanella    – Balsamic marinated tomato and watermelon, toasted pan bread, onion, fiore de latte, Fresh herb vinaigrette.

Our Tasting Cups:

And your choice of a taster of Hearthstone beer

IPA, Ninjutsu Pale Ale, Rizzla Rice Lager.


The Juicery Co

Our Tasting Cups:

Selection of Juices, Nut mylks and mini Acai bowls



Our Tasting Plate: 

Japanese style chocolate truffles, all handcrafted in North Vancouver, No dye and no artificial flavour.  70%Dark, Rich coffee, Premium Milk, Green tea, Milk Tea, Earl Grey, Mango, Salted Caramel, Dairy free Raspberry, Dairy Free Ginger,

-COCOBAR- flavoured chocolate bars, Salted Caramel.

-COCOLABO – Beans to bars chocolate


Welcome Parlour Ice Cream

Our Tasting Plate: 

4 flavour flight of ice cream featuring Apple Pie, Strawberry, Maple Bourbon and Rocky Road


Lift Bakery

Our Tasting Plate: 

1.Smoked Trout Benedict

  1. Kouign Amann

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 Burnaby Heights on May 17.

By: Richard Wolak

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