Turn on the Rajio! (presented by VanEats)

Rajio Public House is a Japanese izakaya “hidden” in Point Grey. Partnering with VanEats.ca, my partner and I had the pleasure of enjoying their tasting menu. Turn On the Rajio. As the sister restaurant of Suika and Kingyo, once you step into the restaurant, one glance at the menu and you can see the similarities…

Vancouver Foodster Fish and Chips Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster Fish and Chips Challenge was a great success with 7 restaurants in Vancouver, Langley and North Vancouver participating as they entered their fish and chips creations into this challenge. Each restaurant featured their fish and chips creation on their menu from September 4-26, 2014. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

Tasting Plates in West Vancouver

  Vancouver Foodster hosted one of their ‘Tasting Plates’ events in West Vancouver on September 23, 2014 — the first day of autumn. The skies were dark and the rain was heavy; it was a perfect evening to be distracted by delectable cuisine. The event highlighted seven restaurants located along Marine Drive, each with a sample selection…

La Pentola Famiglia Supper Series

  What :: On Sunday, September 28th, La Pentola della Quercia is celebrating the beginning of Italian hunting season, or La Stagione di Caccia, with a September Famiglia Supper Series dedicated to foraged mushrooms and fowl.   When :: Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm   Where :: La Pentola della Quercia, 350 Davie Street, Vancouver BC   Why :: Honour La Stagione di Caccia…

Slow Fish Mystery Dinner – Featured products and Mystery Chefs hints

On Saturday September 27 at 6h00, a reception will kick off an evening during which 8 chefs will prepare 8 delicious dishes in 8 professional kitchens at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) FEATURED PRODUCTS: •Gooseneck barnacles •Honey mussels •Sockeye salmon •Sea urchins •Geoduck •Sturgeon •Oysters •Clams Tickets at https://slowfishmysterydinner.eventbrite.ca/   MYSTERY CHEFS: Chef 1…

Salted Brick Launches Family Dinner Night

  Sharing food with friends and family is authentic and primal.  The intimacy of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners comes from not just the rarity of gathering at one table, but the fact that everyone at your table is eating the same food from the same dish.  Salted Brick is serving up their version of Family Dinners every Wednesday night for the next…

Jojo’s Café The Place to go in Osoyoos

  If you are enjoying a summer vacation in Osoyoos, or staying there while touring the many excellent wineries in the area, Jojo’s Café is the place to go for breakfast or lunch.  I’ve been here twice for breakfast and will definitely be back for lunch next time.   Customers make their selection from a…

CIBO TRATTORIA HOSTS B.C. VS. WORLD ‘BOTTLE ROYALE’ DINNER

  Exclusive event pairs five-course menu with top-shelf B.C. and international wines When: Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C. Price: $119 per guest, plus tax and gratuity Special Guest: Vancouver wine consultant, judge and columnist Kurtis Kolt Tickets: Call 778-870-3787 or reserve via Eventbrite. Seating is limited In what…

Montri’s Back in Town

  September 8 was the grand opening of Thai Cuisine by Montri.  This latest incarnation for chef Montri Rattanaraj, is located two blocks east of MacDonald, at 2585 W Broadway in Kitsilano, ten blocks east of one of his former restaurants. The media were invited to see the new restaurant that afternoon.  We were served…

Vancouver Foodster presents the Fish and Chips Challenge

This is our first Fish and Chips Challenge featuring 7 restaurants in Vancouver, Langley and North Vancouver, that runs from September 4-26, 2014. The interpretation of fish and chips takes on different meanings in many cultures and you will find several variations in the fish and chip creations the chefs have entered into this challenge…

Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner

Mystery Chefs Host ‘Slow Fish’ Dinner  Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are alerted to mark their calendars. On September 27 the inaugural Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner kicks off at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), and like-minded Vancouverites will…

An esteemed line-up of Canada’s top culinary talent unites for distinctive gala dinner

   Inspiring tomorrow’s culinary stars and raising funds for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship   A true all-star line up of Canada’s most revered chefs will assemble to judge the second annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition in Vancouver this month. When judging duties are over, the celebrity chefs will join forces in the kitchen to cook a special six-course…

Tasting Plates West Van on September 23

  Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Ambleside, Dundarave  and Park Royal neighborhoods in West Vancouver.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different…

Tomato Time – Provence Marinaside Restaurant

Just a few steps from the rustic timber and brick of central Yaletown I discovered one of Vancouver’s little gems. The Provence Marinaside location combines the upbeat and trendy feel of one of our cities more popular dining locales with ever-popular waterfront views. Having the opportunity to sample the seriously delicious dishes from the ongoing…

Down at the Boulevard

  Yes, there’s a new restaurant in town and what a place it is.  The media launch for the Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar was held earlier this month and a lavish event it was. We were greeted outside by a string trio and welcomed with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne. Inside, David…