This week, Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates : Stadium District was a journey of discovery around the downtown Vancouver areas surrounding BC Place and Rogers Arena.
As the area grows with development of new residences and hotels, eateries are appearing and upgrading all around the blocks. Tasting Plates : Stadium District kicked off with everyone congregating at the two month old Pappa Roti at 193 Keefer Place, then taking off on a exploration of the district.
The Tastings Platers experienced an array of flavours and styles on the evening. Restaurants and chef’s prepared the following plates to show off their menus:
Pappa Roti: Coconut Rollie, a light bun with young coconut filling and Signature Original Coffee Bun, fluffy roti with a delicate caramel crust. Served with a choice of beverages like Ice Blended Signature Chocolate
Stretch Roman Pizza Co. : the former Zero Zero Pizza keeps serving great pies fresh from the oven;
-Primavera – Mozzerella, Roasted Red Pepper, Artichokes, Roasted Mushroooms, Kalamata Olives, Red Onions, Pecorino Romano
-Prosciutto & Arugula with Lemon Zest
-Paprika Chicken Pesto : Pesto, Mozzarella, Bell Peppers, Olives, Onions, Paprika Marinated Chicken
The Poke Guy : Feel Good Poke is their motto and they deliver with fresh Ocean Wise wild fish and seafood along with fresh greens and rice.
Their tasting bowl included Ahi Tuna, Sockeye Salmon, Gochujang Spicy Shrimp atop seasoned white rice and greens, with asian slaw and served with a refreshing Passionfruit, Orange, Guava juice.
Hendricks Resto-Lounge : the recently refurbished restaurant within the Westin Grand Hotel offered a tasting duo;
-Ginger Beer Braised Beef Short Rib upon a Celery Root Croquette topped with julienned Veggies
-Buttermilk Brined Crispy Chicken with Spicy Sauce and Lettuce on a plump Bun Slider
Elements Diner: East meets West at the year-old diner with their Tasting Plate and Tasting Cup
– Roasted Beet Salad with Preserved Lemon – Beets, Orange, Fennel, with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
– Warmed Salmon Salad on Avocado – Baked Avocado topped with Salmon and Mozzarella
– Chinese Golden Egg French Fries – French Fries coated with Chinese Golden Egg
– Thai Chicken Pineapple Rice Pizza – Pan Fry Chicken, Pineapple, Sweet Chili Sauce on Crispy Rice Pizza
– Lemon Glass Jelly Bubble Tea – House Made Lemon Glass Bubble Tea with Taiwan Glass Jelly
– Dessert was a bonus BC Dome Ice Cream Sandwich – Vanilla Ice Cream, with Black Sesame inside a Pineapple Danish-Style Bun
If this sounds like an event you’d enjoy, look out for upcoming Vancouver Foodster Summer events;
Tasting Plates Metrotown, July 26th
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive, August 23rd
Tasting Plates Kingsway, September 13th