Vancouver Foodster launches the 1st Burger Palooza

For all the burger lovers! We invite all those who love meat to tantalize their taste buds at several restaurants throughout downtown Vancouver! This afternoon tasting extravaganza goes from 2pm until 6pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Touring several restaurants guests will have a chance to eat all types of burgers (which may include beef, bison, pork, lamb, chicken, and more), with…

Creme Brûlée Challenge April 11 – 30

The Vancouver Foodster Creme Brulee Challenge running April 11-30, 2014 at restaurants all over Vancouver!  You taste & vote!     Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite creme brulee creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. After you have tried each of the…

YVR Foodies @ seventeen89 Restaurant May 4

Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 1789 Comox Street Vancouver, BC (Formerly known as the restaurant Original Tandoori Kitchen in Denman Place Mall), Vancouver, BC (map) The May YVR Foodies event will be at the elegant Seventeen89 in Downtown Vancouver. The May event is going to be their best one yet with a jam-packed event full of inspiring speakers, engaging performers, and of…

The 8th Annual Spot Prawn Festival

Be a prawn star! 8th Annual Festival Celebrates BC’s Wild Spot Prawns The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia is proud to kick off one of Metro Vancouver’s most beloved food festivals: the 8th Annual Spot Prawn Festival. Each year at this event, Chefs’ Table Society member chefs from across the Lower Mainland serve you fresh-from-the-boat…

TASTE WASHINGTON! – so worth the trip!

On Sunday March 30 I was Seattle bound for TASTE WASHINGTON! My first trip down to a wine tasting event that has been running for 17 years. Taste Washington! is the largest single region wine and food event in the United States. Featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and over 65 Pacific Northwest Restaurants…

Jillian Harris and Erin Cebula Kick Off Tourism Vancouver’s Celebrity Instagram Takeover Series

Picture-perfect selfies meet stunning scenic shots: Jillian Harris, co-host of HGTV’s Love it or List it Vancouver, is the first in a series of local ambassadors who will “take over” Tourism  Vancouver’s official Instagram feed, Inside_Vancouver. A trained interior designer with irresistible charisma and style, Jillian quickly captured hearts on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and now runs a successful…

CONTEST – Win 2 tickets to Minoru Chapel Opera May 7

We’ve gotten together with the City of Richmond to offer two free tickets to the Wednesday, May 7 performance Mozart to Strauss at Minoru Chapel Opera. Richard Strauss (whose 150th birthday is this year) is quoted as saying that Mozart was his greatest influence. In this concert, four opera excerpts will examine this relationship and…

Minoru Chapel Opera Mozart to Strauss May 7

Opera di Concertisti: Mozart to Strauss   The final performance of the spring season of the City of Richmond’s Minoru Chapel Opera series is Wednesday, May 7, 2014.   Richard Strauss (whose 150th birthday is this year) is quoted as saying that Mozart was his greatest influence. In this concert, four opera excerpts will examine…

BARD ON THE BEACH CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY

PLAY & SPECIAL EVENTS TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1ST Bard on the Beach celebrates its 25th anniversary season in Vanier Park with two of Shakespeare’s best loved productions. Tickets for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival go on sale April 1, 2014  in advance of Vancouver’s signature summer theatre festival, which returns to its seaside home in Vanier Park from June 11 to September 20, 2014.   “We are very excited…

Easter springs up at Bel Café

The spring season isn’t complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny! Chef Wayne Kozinko is helping out once again by creating beautiful hand-crafted Easter treats and our online ordering makes it easy to select and purchase.     Hop to Bel Café this Easter for a delicious array of holiday treats and new spring sweets. Starting from April 7th, you…

My first foray to Culinaire Victoria

  Before you even arrive at Culinaire Victoria in the Crystal Gardens expectations have been set pretty high. Although quite a different event from Scott Gurney’s popular Brewery and the Beast it still has the earmarks of the same success. Brewery and the Beast debuted in Vancouver in 2013 on a brilliantly warm and sunny…

Spring Flavours & Innovations

  My afternoon this past week was an introduction to new beverages that are either speculative or recently listed in the government liquor stores presented at a New Product Salon. Here is what I sampled, in random order, which is only a fraction of what was being poured. The majority are speculative beverages and I…

Tigh-Na-Mara wins Humanitarian Hall of Fame Award of Excellence

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre has been selected to receive the 2013 Hotel Association of Canada Award of Excellence in the category of Humanitarian.  The property and staff receive this award in recognition of their long history and dedication as a generous supporter of many charitable campaigns and initiatives both financially and through…

Tasting Plates – Gastown Edition April 23

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Gastown neighborhood.  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 types of restaurants throughout the evening, meet some new food…

Taste Washington! Joins forces with Red Cross

This Weekend’s Taste Washington Event Joins Forces with Red Cross to Assist in Mudslide Disaster Relief Event producers of Taste Washington will tap the generosity of some 4,000 event patrons who attend the largest single-region wine and food event in the nation this weekend.   Visit Seattle and the Washington State Wine Commission, which partner…

The Beach Club Resort – Parksville

Here are some interesting facts about Bellstar’s Beach Club Resort at Parksville on Vancouver Island that may be new to you. The Beach Club Resort is a responsible neighbour with an interest in their community.   ·       Parksville Uncorked: Untapped Beer Tasting Event o   All proceeds are donated to The Parksville AM Branch of Rotary International…

YVR Foodies @ East is East

The April YVR Foodies Meetup will be at East is East in Kitsilano with Adam Hart, the founder of The Power of Food, creator of Ra Energy, and author of The Power of Food, as our keynote speaker. The featured blogger for April will be Whitney Hong from Macarons and Mischief. Also talented performerTimothy Hewitt who will be performing during the event! Make…

Bel Café offers Easter classics and new macaron flavour

Put a spring in your step with tantalizing Easter treats at Bel Café  Hop over to David Hawksworth’s Bel Café and indulge in Easter treats and new spring sweets, including the Apple Pie macaron, lime and coconut cake, dark chocolate caramelized hazelnuts and milk chocolate-covered almonds. Returning the first week of April to tempt your taste buds are…