As with all Tasting Plates, visitors will get to explore the neighbourhood with their friends and fellow foodies, while sampling the fare that Commercial Drive chefs have prepared for the evening. Vancouver Foodster invites chefs to create a tasting plate of bites unique for the evening or curated from their menu.
Tasting Platers will check in at the welcome desk to collect their Tasting Plates cards and maps then hit the streets with their taste buds at the ready.
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4th has so far included the following restaurants in the line-up;
Watch for more restaurants to be added as the date nears.
Tickets are available now via Eventbrite (fees may apply) Ultra Early-Bird tickets: $30 per person until August 9, 2019 Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person after August 9, 2019 Advance Tickets $45 per person after August 23, 2019 Regular $60 per person after September 1, 2019
As Vancouver Foodster moves into its 8th year of Tasting Plates, a pair of events bring hungry patrons to the neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant and Yaletown.
Like all Tasting Place events, guests will check-in at their starting location, collect their Tasting Maps & Menus then set off on a flavourful adventure. Chefs will present tasting plates, dishes and cups that they think best exemplify what their kitchens are all about. It’s your chance to learn from them and mingle with other foodies and friends as you devour the tasting plates offered.
Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant is coming next week, February 27. Restaurants in the Mount Pleasant and Olympic Village area, starting off at Papparoti, include;
Registration Location: Papparoti – 1778 Columbia Street
Tasting Plates Yaletown takes place March 6, starting at Living Produce Aisle in Yaletown, the restaurants in the neighbourhood include;
Registration Location: Living Produce Aisle – 1168 Hamilton Street
Manoush’eh – 620 Davie Street
Patron Tacos & Cantina – 265 Robson Street
Robba Da Matti – 1127 Mainland Street
Ticket Sales are on sale via Eventbrite: Early Bird $35 tickets are on sale until February 28, Advance $50 tickets are on sale from February 28 – March 3, afterwhich, tickets are $60, GST and Eventbrite fees extra.
Wednesday night, Vancouver Foodster and dozens of hungry foodies celebrated the 7th Anniversary of Tasting Plates. For seven years, Vancouver Foodster has been helping people discover the city’s food scene and neighbourhoods. Through the years, hundreds of patrons have found newly opened restaurants, revisited old favourites, and explored neighbourhoods that might not be in their radar. While some restaurants have come and gone, Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates events can be credited with bringing attention to some of the city’s now go-to spaces.
On Wednesday night, it was another evening of taste tourism as Tasting Plates roamed throughout downtown Vancouver. The 7th Anniversary Tasting Plates visited:
Bonus Bakery Cafe: 1185 West Georgia Street The plant-based Bonus Bakery Cafe, sibling to the adjacent Freshii outlet, presented a box full of fresh-baked goodies. Blueberry Muffin, Walnut Brownie, and Bonus Cookie – Chocolate Chip, Oreo, Corn Flakes, Pretzels, Vegan Marshmallows
Pacific Poke: 1795 Robson Street On the corner of Robson & Denman, Pacific Poke scooped up a selection of their Chef Inspired Poke Bowls like The Keefer – Ahi Tuna, Ahi Negitora, Avocado Nori, Wasabi Peas, Organic Seaweed Salad, Wasabi Mayo, Shoyu, Yuzu, Lime Juice, Ginger, Sprouts and Herbs. To sip, Coco Panda, a refreshing drink of Coconut Milk, Pandan Milk and Young Coconut, nicely complimented the poke bowl.
Davie Dosa Company: 1235 Davie Street The always flavourful Davie Dosa Company served up a selection of its South Asian menu; Adai – Sprouted Lentil Pancakes, Avial – Coconut Veggies, Chettinad Kara Paniyaram – A Savoury Muffin, Kesari – Semolina Halwa (a sweet pudding like dessert).
Mumbai Local: 1148 Davie Street Mumbai Local delivered a taste of the bustling Indian metropolis with a pretty plate of snacks including; Shev Puri – Potatoes, Onions, Shev (crunchy noodles), served on Cracker with Tamarind & Chili Chutney, Prawns Rava – Semolina Coated Fried Prawn, Fried Chicken Lollipop – with Szechuan Dipping Sauce, Shrikhand – Sweet Thick Yoghurt & Fruit
Donnellan’s Chipper: 1224 Granville Street The newly opened Donnellan’s Chipper serves Irish comfort food that anyone from the Isle will feel at home with, perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or after the pub including; Spice Bag – Spicey Fries & Chicken, Taco Fries – topped with zesty Taco Meat & Cheese, DC Burger, Battered Sausage, Breakfast Roll – Sausage, Egg, Bacon. Their grand opening and liquor license is coming soon.
Congratulations to Vancouver Foodster for 7 years of great Tasting Plates experiences, here’s to many more. If you’d like to explore the flavours of the city, get tickets for the next Tasting Plates, Mount Pleasant on February 27th.