Last night, a gaggle of hungry food fans gathered at C Prime Modern Italian Steak House to kick off Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Downtown South.
As with all Tasting Plates, guests were in store for an evening of great plates from a selection of eateries along the Davie St corridor. The establishments ran the gamut from grand glam to compact cool.
Starting at C Prime Modern Italian Steak House in the Century Plaza Hotel, their Tasting Plate was, as expected, a Certified Angus Beef steak topped with shaved parmesan serviced with a mini twice baked potato.
Across the lobby, beyond coffee offered a nice after dinner Tasting Cup of Affogato made with Illy Espresso with Vanilla Gelato.
Next, a short walk took us to Truffles Fine Foods Cafe, while the cafe appears to many to be a sandwich, casual food cafe, Truffles brought out a carnivore’s dream Tasting Plate; Chicken Rillette topped with a plum brulee & nutmeg foam, Moroccan-style Lamb pop with a cucumber mint raita as well as a seared Tuna Takaki with citrus kombucha and taro root crumb.
Across the street, Saj & Co, the Lebanese deli, feverishly worked to get their multi-course Tasting Plate of Anton The Great Sandwich, green Balila, Tabboule, Hummus and Kale Mottabal.
In Davie Village, Los Amigos Taqueria served a trio of Nutella filled Churros with Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Ganache along with Cinnamon flavoured Atole to drink.
On the Yaletown end of Davie, Bella Gelateria offered a four course Tasting Plate of Caprese Salad, a rosy, rich Beet Risotto, pesto based Genoa Pizza and a “G” Sundae – Whiskey Fudge, Strawberry Pochee and Fior di Latte.
Wrapping up Tasting Plates Downtown South with a sweet Tasting Plate at Ganache Patisserie including their The Cacao et Earl Grey – cocoa nib butter cake, earl grey infused ganache, mouseline and buttercream, plus Cassis et Matcha – Cassis marscarpone cream, cassis gelee, milk chocolate mousse, blackberries and matcha sponge.
If this whets your appetite, check out the next Tasting Plates event, Tasting Plates Kitsilano coming up September 30th. Get your early bird tickets now