Just as the SkyTrain extension has made Coquitlam more accessible for those in other suburbs, Vancouver Foodster is taking Tasting Plates on the road to find the diverse tastes that lay beyond Vancouver. Tasting Plates Coquitlam takes place March 14th, encompassing the area from Lincoln Lake Station and south towards downtown.
As always the participating establishments will present a Tasting Plate or Tasting Cup that they feel best exemplifies their kitchen. Once the patrons check-in and pick up their Tasting Plates map and card, they are welcomed to roam the region and explore the establishments at their leisure. Grab your family and foodie friends to join you in discovery of the tastes of Coquitlam
The participating restaurants for Tasting Plates Coquitlam include;
Polito’s Latin Cafe – 942 Westwood St.
Paparoti – 100-1196 Pinetree Way
Seoul Truck Streed Food – Henderson Place Mall 2082 – 1163 Pinetree Way
Pucks:Vancouver Canucks have returned from the road to host Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena on Thursday evening
Drama: Pi Theatre, in association with PuSh Festival, presents the Canadian debut of David Greig’s play The Events, about 2011 attacks in Norway, on stage until January 28 at Russian Hall.
Puppets: Presentation House Theatre and Marionetas de la Esquina reimagines the classic Sleeping Beauty in a contemporary take, performed by puppets from January 26 to February 4.
Theatre: The Arts Club picks up their season for 2018 with Topdog/Underdog playing at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre until February 11th and Jitters at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage starts previews January 25
Pitch:Rugby Canada takes to the pitch at BC Place to host Uruguay in Rugby World Cup qualification, Saturday afternoon
Fly: In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Fly Over Canada once again presents a double-bill of Flight of the Dragon, along with the regular Fly Over Canada experience, for a limited time, only until February 18th.
Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates starts 2018 with a visit to Mount Pleasant. The ever changing East Vancouver neighbourhood is due for another tour from the roaming restaurant hunt. Join friends and foodies on Wednesday February 7, 2018, for a taste of the ‘hood, along Main Street, between 3rd and 16th. The eclectic neighbourhood is sure to tantalize taste buds as you explore. Check in at the registration establishment, then set off and find out what the locales’ restaurant chefs and cafe owners have created for their tasting plates and cups. Along with way visit with fellow food enthusiasts, the chefs and owners themselves. Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant includes Mexican restaurant Maizel, 2815 Main St, Ignite Pizzeria, 2588 Main St, Panidor Cafe Bakery 3080 Main St plus more establishments to be added. Get $35 early-bird tickets, on sale now until January 23rd. After January 23rd, $45 advance tickets are on sale until February 4th, then $60 tickets last minute. Tickets are available on Eventbrite
Now that you’ve had a couple weeks to get over your Holiday indulgences, Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2018 is here to serve you mouth watering events and set menus.
The 2018 line up of food events has been selling fast already and now the set menus have been released for participating restaurants to start taking reservations. Three hundred + restaurants, wineries, breweries, and suppliers from Abbotsford to the North Shore, are featuring set lunch and dinner menus at $20, $30, and $40 for the 17 day Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
In addition to the set menus, check out over 40 unique food and drink events ranging from food tours, and food trucks to specialist tastings, to international chef collaborations, secret suppers and VQA wine tastings.
The burgeoning neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver is preparing to welcome Tasting Plates for Brunch on November 25, 2017. Start your Saturday morning with other foodies, family and friends as you take your taste buds on an exploration of the North Vancouver neighbourhood’s eateries for some one of a kind food finds.
As with other Tasting Plates events, patrons will check in to collect their Tasting Plates Brunch card and map, then set off to visit the area and see what flavours are in store. North Vancouver diverse food scene is will certainly not disappoint as Tasting Platers dive into everything from baked goods to ice cream.
Participating establishments for Tasting Plates Brunch North Vancouver include;
Maru Korean Bistro – 125 2nd St E, North Vancouver
The Juicery Co – 254 1st St E, North Vancouver
Two Daughters Bakery – 121 E 1st Sreet (rear), North Vancouver
Welcome Parlour Ice Cream – 277 8th St E, North Vancouve
See what the local chefs and proprietors have come up with to show off their best brunch plates on November 25th from 10am to 2pm. $30 Early Bird Tickets are on sale until November 10th, buy tickets for Tasting Plates North Vancouver Brunch online now.
Wednesday night, Tasting Plates took patrons on an adventure to find the new tastes of Vancouver’s Chinatown. While Chinatown is one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, it is also home to some of the newest up and coming food locations. Vancouver Foodster and some of the new locales presented a taste of what makes them an alternative to the traditional neighbourhood Chinese restaurants.
First up, the check in location at Klaus’s Kaffee Haus, the Austrian breakfast & lunch spot, where Tasting Platers collected their tour maps and kick started their evening with tasting cup of Lavazza Coffee.
Just down Pender Street, Umaluma presented a trio of flavours on their Tasting Plate. The stylish dairy-free gelato parlour impressed with a scoop of rich and creamy Pumpkin Pie Gelato with Coconut Whipped Cream, topped with Roasted Hazelnuts, and a scoop of crisp and clean Raspberry Sorbetto, topped with a freeze dried Raspberry, silver specked Chocolate and Manuka Honey Foam. In a tasting cup, Umaluma poured a “Shot in the Dark” drinking chocolate with tangy Buckthorn powder.
Around the block on Main Street, the most recent location of Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizzeria was a bustling spot as they cut slices of their NYC style pizza. Choosing from their pies; Original – Margherita, Classic – Pepperoni, White – Mozzarella, Fior di Latte, Ricotta Grana Padano, Garlic and Oregano Spice – Capicollo, Spicy Salami “The Olive and Caper” a new vegan option.
Across Main, Dalina , the grocery, kitchen, coffee house hosted a selection of their vendor partners who dished up some of the locally made offerings sold at Dalina. Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar is a neighbour of Dalina and the pair collaborate on a rich and sweet hot chocolate. Jules + Kent Food Group, the local producer booked up a rich dish of pasta with their Caramelized Garlic Pasta Sauce. Naked Snacks, another local company offered up cups of their healthy and wholesome snack mixes; Wholesome Yogi and Hearty Tamari. Better With Ice Cream, 100% honest ice cream, traceable from farm to spoon, offered a mini-cone of Caramel flavour.
The simple Tasting Plates Chinatown tour offered a great introduction to the new tastes complementing the Chinatown neighbourhood. Keep your eyes open for the next Tasting Plates – Yaletown Brunch on October 28th and other flavourful Vancouver Foodster events coming this fall.
Yaletown is in the midst of a flavourful festival of fixed price menus for Taste of Yaletown.
Running until October 27, 2017, Taste of Yaletown is an annual celebration of Yaletown’s restaurants. Two dozen of the neighbourhood chefs are offering special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, tastings, and unique pairings that show their eateries at the very best.
Set menus are priced at $25, $35 & $45 with some restaurants making offerings at all three levels. Taste of Yaletown lets patrons explore the world through the diversity of its restaurants, from Tom Yum at Simply Thai, Mexican at the recently opened Fayuca, Italian fare at La Pentola or Yaletown L’Antipasto, taste the mediterranean at The Greek by Anatoli, grab a sweet and savory slice at Lime & Moon Pie Company, chocolate and whisky at Xoxolat and so many more.