Wednesday night was preview night for the 14th annual Taste of Yaletown. This year it’s about “connections” and the combo of Milssam Tacorea and Fayuca was an interesting mix of fusion and traditional fare.
We started at Milssam Tacorea on Mainland where we were seated at a long hightop to sample their TOY offerings. As it turned out the kitchen couldn’t stop themselves and before we knew it I think there was every dish on the menu on the table.
We enjoyed a selection of:
- Souffle Cheesecake
In the interests of full disclosure we didn’t actually eat tacos at Fayuca but nibbled on some delicious authentic “Pacific Northwest of Mexico” delights.
I enjoyed both restaurants and would definitely both recommend them and also I would go back again to try more of what they offer. Atmosphere was different in each restaurant but each had it’s own unique setting.
This year’s Taste of Yaletown theme embodies the connections that dining out creates, whether it be a connection with other people, dishes, cocktails, chefs or the ambience of a space. The 14th annual Taste of Yaletown will also highlight the amazing experiences that Yaletown has to offer the Vancouver community.
As Yaletown continues to grow as a premier dining hub in the city of Vancouver, the YBIA is pleased to have many long standing dining establishments participate in the food festival year-after-year. Among these returning restaurants are local favourites, Brix and Mortar, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Hurricane Grill and WildTale Coastal Grill, who will once again be offering delicious menus throughout the event.
In addition to those returning, some new restaurants have joined the event this year including, Milssam Tacorea a new restaurant to Yaletown that offers a twist on tacos with its Korean-Mexican fusion food.
With 25 Yaletown restaurants offering special menus and pairings for a limited time, Taste of Yaletown is the perfect time to celebrate and savor Vancouver’s best dining district, try new restaurants, revel in the longstanding classics and pre-book reservations for holiday parties.
“Taste of Yaletown is a longstanding community event, connecting people over exquisite culinary dishes,” states Annette O’Shea, Executive Director of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. “This year is all about making connections and showing how food brings people together, whether as couples, friends or family. The event showcases our local chef’s talents and allows the community to come out and experience some of Vancouver’s top restaurants and immerse themselves in their unique experiences.”
The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is dedicated to supporting business in the neighbourhood, but also committed to giving back to the community. For the 14th year in a row, Yaletown will be making a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Taste of Yaletown has raised over $115,000 in efforts to support the local community since the event began in 2004.
The list of participating restaurants for Taste of Yaletown 2018:
Brix and Mortar
Cactus Club Café Yaletown
The Distillery Bar + Kitchen
The Greek by Anatoli
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
The New Oxford
Robba da Matti
Rodney’s Oyster House
Urban Thai Bistro
West Oak Restaurant
WildTale Coastal Grill
Yaletown Brewing Company
Please visit https://yaletowninfo.com/
About Taste of Yaletown: Taste of Yaletown invites the public to experience the diverse culinary offerings, delectable wines, and unique atmosphere of Vancouver’s premier dining district. Since 2004, Taste of Yaletown has become known as one of the top dining events in the Vancouver calendar, drawing crowds from all corners of the city to experience the best in dining at an affordable price.
Both of my dinners were complimentary. All opinions are my own.