Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary on Feb 6 – Get Your Tickets

I can’t believe it has been 7 years since Vancouver Foodster has launched Tasting Plates.  Congratulations Richard on your success.  The restaurants for the 7th Anniversary look interesting and there are more to come.  Get your tickets before it sells out.  Here is Vancouver Foodster’s announcement.


Join us and celebrate our 7th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday, February 6 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.


Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

See our 5th Anniversary event here and visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: Bonus Bakery Cafe- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants and Establishments:

davie dosa

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

Cuisine: South Indian

Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood.

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Bonus Bakery Cafe

1185 West Georgia Street, Vancouver


Instagram @bonus.bakery

Cuisine: Plant-based bakery

Newly opened plant=based baking, with full line-up of espresso based beverages featuring Matchstick coffee.


Mumbai Local

1148 Davie Street

Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/

Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca

Cuisine: Mumbai Street Eats

Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance flavours with fragrant spices from the home country. The bar team has also created an inventive cocktail list to match the food. The wall mural by the owners wife is gigantic and so creative which matches the style of the dishes and drinks.

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Donnellan’s Chipper

1224 Granville Street

Web: https://www.facebook.com/donnellanschipper/

Instagram @donnellanschipper

Cuisine: Irish food

Specializing in Irish fast food and the best chips around, they are featuring their favourites from Ireland.

More surprise restaurants will be announced prior to the event!

Purchase Tickets Here: 


Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before January 18, 2019.

Advance Tickets $50 per person after January 18, 2019

Regular $60 per person after February 3, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Come Enjoy Vancouver Foodsters Creme Brulee Challenge On Now!

Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth?  If so, why not try out these unique Creme Brulee creations and vote for your favourite?  On now is Vancouver Foodster’s Creme Brulee Challenge.  I am one of 4 judges for this competition.  I will be visiting and making my tasting notes and voting for my favourite.  You should too.  Details of the event are below. Enjoy!


Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Crème Brulee Challenge. Restaurants and bakeries from all over the city were invited to enter their crème brulee into this challenge, most have created a special crème brulee just for this challenge. Each restaurant and bakery will be featuring their crème brulee on their menu from April 11-30, 2014.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the creme brulee in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creme brulee creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CremeChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

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.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different crème brulee’s or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 9 Creme Brulee dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Gramercy Grill

Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee

Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee

Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee

Price: $7

Created by: Chef Dennis Huang

Offered: Nightly after 5pm

Gramercy Grill

2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-730-5666

Web:  http://www.gramercygrill.ca/

Twitter: @gramercygrill


Cafe One

Banana Choconutty Crème Brulee

Banana Choconutty Crème Brulee

Banana Choconutty Crème Brulee

Price: $6

Created by: Pastry Chef Gabriela Gandolfo

Offered: All Day

Cafe One (inside Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver Hotel)

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604 893 7205

Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com

Twitter: @WallCentreHotel


Kingston Taphouse 

Salted Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Salted Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Salted Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Price: $5

Created by: Chef Simon McLeod

Description:  Caramelized granny smith apples with a salted caramel custard.‎ Finished with a touch of citrus salt.

Offered: all day

Kingston Taphouse and Grille

755 Richards Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-681-7011

Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/

Twitter: @TheKingstonPub


The Bakeshop

Salted Honey Creme Brûlée

Salted Honey Creme Brûlée

Salted Honey Creme Brûlée

Price- $4.75

Created by: Meg Reed

Description: Flaky pastry filled with creamy earl grey creme, finished with a crispy layer of bruleed honey and rock salt

Offered: Tuesday – Friday  8am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

The Bakeshop

4021 MacDonald Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-762-2471

Web: http://www.vancouverbakeshop.com/

Twitter:  @VanBakeshop


Catch 122

krehm broo-LAY

krehm broo-LAY

“krehm broo-LAY”

Price: $7

Description: Cointreau custard, sugar biscuit, lavender meringue, pineapple, mint

Created by: Chef Ian Errington

Offered: all the time

Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-3474

Web:  http://catch122.com/

Twitter: @catch122


The Apron

Bread and Butter Crème Brulee

Bread and Butter Crème Brulee

Bread and Butter Crème Brulee

Price: $10

Description: The elegance of a classic vanilla bean Crème Brule mixed with the comfort of bread pudding, served with biscotti

Created by: Chefs Robert Uy, Michael Stavely and team

Offered: Dinner 5pm – 11pm

The Apron

3099 Corvette Way, Richmond

Tel: 604-303-6565

Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining

Twitter: @apronyvr


Novo Pizzeria

Toasted Hazelnut Creme Brûlée

Toasted Hazelnut Creme Brûlée

Toasted Hazelnut Creme Brûlée

Price: $8

Description: Frangelico Ganache, rosemary & pine nut cookies, orange granita

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso and Charles Richard

Available:  All the time

Novo Pizzeria

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:    (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria


Bella Gelateria

Creme Brûlée and Cardamon Gelato

Creme Brûlée and Cardamon Gelato

Creme Brûlée and Cardamon Gelato

Price: $5.50

Description: Creme Brûlée and Cardamon Gelato

Created by: Gelaterie Maestro James Coleridge

Offered: All day, everyday

Bella Gelateria

1001 W Cordova St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-569-1010

Web: http://www.bellagelateria.com/

Twitter: @bellagelateria


A Bread Affair

Apple Apple Wood Smoked Bacon & Maple Creme Brulee

Price: $5.95


Local Okanagan apples, Oyama Applewood Smoked Bacon &

Maples Maple Syrup Creme Brulee

Created by: Chef Chams Sbouai

Offered: Daily 7:30am – 7pm

A Bread Affair

1680 Johnson Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver

Tel: (604) 514-2353

Web: http://www.abreadaffair.com/

Twitter: @breadaffair

Make sure you pick up one of the Crème Brulee Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and bakeries and keep a record of your favourite Crème Brulee dishes. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at http://vancouverfoodster.com/creme-brulee-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Stephanie Yuen

Food Writer. Author. Broadcaster. Blogger for many publications including her own http://beyondchopsticks.com/

Twitter: @stephyuenyuen

Karl Kliparchuk

Wine, Food & Travel Writer for his own http://mywinepal.com/

Twitter: @MyWinePal

Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own http://vanfoodies.com/

Twitter: @vanfoodies

Jeremy Inglett

Food Blogger for his own http://www.foodgays.com/

Twitter: @JeremyInglett

Best Chicken Wing Challenge – Taste and Vote

best chicken wings challenge

Best chicken wings challenge

Chicken wings are a staple for many parties, bbqs and sporting events.  It’s also fun to eat with friends on an evening out.  Richard Wolak, aka vanfoodster, has announced his latest challenge, the “Best Chicken Wing Challenge” here in the Vancouver area.  Check out his press release below and further links to the challenge.

Don’t forget to try them with wine or beer!


Vancouver, BC – Everyone loves Chicken Wings and they are a popular dish at local eateries and beyond. I chose Chicken Wings for my next challenge said Richard Wolak, this challenge features 13 participating restaurants and pubs in Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Richmond that runs from May 14 – June 9, 2013.

Participating restaurants are either showcasing Chicken Wings Creations that were specially created just for this challenge or already on their menu and all will be offered in all of these restaurants from May 14- June 9, 2013. The public is invited to visit any of the participating establishments and order the Chicken Wings creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge.

These are just some of the unique Chicken Wings creations in this challenge:

  • The Morrissey Pub has created Moe’s Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings
  • Rogue Kitchen & Wet Bar has created Kimchi Chicken Wings
  • Malone’s Bar and Grill has created Salted Caramel Waffle Wings with Zing

The full list with details including the participating restaurants and their Chicken Wings creations can be found here
http://vancouverfoodster.com/2013/05/14/vancouver-chicken-wings-challenge/ starting today!

Voting: The public is invited to try these chicken wings creations at the participating restaurants, and pubs keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. They are then encouraged to VOTE for their favourite Chicken wings creations between June 7-11, 2013 at

We will announce the winning restaurants and their chicken wings dishes on June 12, 2013.

Vancouver Foodster Presents Food Talks Volume 6

Vancouver Foodster's Food Talks Vol. 6

Vancouver Foodster’s Food Talks Vol. 6

It is a new year, and we have our first Vancouver Foodster Food Talks for the year.  It is always interesting to hear restauranteurs, chefs, wine makers, and other people associated with providing us with excellent food and drink to talk about their life experiences.  Here is the latest press release from Richard Wolak, aka @vanfoodster about Food Talks Vol. 6.  Get your tickets.  There is gelato in this one!


Vancouver, BC – The 6th Food Talk features 5 speakers who are all movers and shakers from the food community will take place on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:30pm-9pm in the Dockside Lounge at the Granville Island Hotel.

Richard says “I created the Food Talks to educate people in our community about the food that they consume, it is about awareness as much as it is about lifestyle”; Richard also said “ the Food Talk is also a social gathering which is more than hearing great people talk about their passion, it is also a chance for the community to meet and mingle over delicious appetizers, taste some local beer and ask questions from our leading panel of experts”.

Richard says “It is all about supporting Local and for this talk, James of Bella Gelateria will be making a custom gelato flavour featuring the Dark Lager from Dockside Brewing. This gelato flavour will be colaborated by two of our speakers, James Coleridge of Bella Gelateria and Mark Simpson of Dockside Brewing.”

Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.

The 5 Speakers

  • Chef Marcus von Albrecht

    Chef Marcus von Albrecht

    Mark Simpson – Brewmaster of Dockside Brewing Company & Founder of Artisan Food and Beverage Group Inc

  • James Coleridge – Founder & Maestro of Bella Gelateria
  • Marcus Von Albrecht – Chef & President of Mava Foods and Von Albrecht & Associates
  • Julia Smith – Founder of Urban Diggs Farm
  • Chef Themis Velgis and Shahab Samimi, Co-Founders of Pura Sweeteners

Getting Your Tickets

Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra) before February 9th. $100 when purchasing a 4-Person Pak of tickets (get a group of your friends together and save $20) (eventbrite fee extra) * $40 per person after February 9th.– A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.

Tickets are available at http://foodtalksvolume6-eorg.eventbrite.ca

Enjoy tasty appetizers by the chefs of Dockside Restaurant followed by a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the food community. There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. Each guest will receive 2 tasting glasses of Dockside Brewing Beer, there will also be a draw for prizes and to finish off the evening you will enjoy Gelato by Bella Gelateria.

Full details of the event including the Speakers bio’s is here

About Food Talks

Founded in May, 2012 by Richard Wolak.
An educational series of Bi-monthly social gatherings that brings together 5 speakers all of different backgrounds and roles from within the food community in and around Vancouver. Each talk will be focussed on stories and issues from within the food community followed by a Q & A, eating and mingling.

Food Talks and Tasting Plates

Richard Wolak aka vanfoodster

Richard Wolak aka vanfoodster

Vanfoodster has 3 more events coming up in the New Year.  You may want to consider buying a ticket for you and a friend for Christmas.  Two events you may know about; Food Talks and Tasting Plates with of course new speakers and new venues to eat at, while the other is a brand new event that I’m super excited about called Noodle Mania.  Info on these 3 events are below.  Enjoy!


February 12 – Food Talks Vol 6 at Dockside Lounge in the Granville Island Hotel – pre-sale tickets on sale now for $20 each at http://foodtalksvolume6.eventbrite.ca/
with 5 speakers, appetizers, beer & Bella Gelateria Gelato. Speakers include Mark Simpson (Brewmaster of Dockside Brewing Company); James Coleridge (Founder of Bella Gelateria); Marcus Von Albrecht (Chef & President of Mava Foods and Von Albrecht & Associates) and 2 more speakers tba.

February 20 – 2nd Annual Tasting Plates Downtown Vancouver with 10+ restaurants, cafes and food trucks- pre-sale tickets on sale now for $20 each http://tastingplatesvancouver2yr.eventbrite.ca/ 

January 13Noodle Mania this tasting extravaganza goes from 3pm until 8pm. Guests will taste all types of noodles from chow mein to spaghetti to ramen, udon, pad thai and more. Touring many ethnic eateries around Vancouver and tasting noodle dishes from American, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese, and more. Tickets are now on sale at http://noodlemania.eventbrite.ca/

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your foodie friends or family members, all of our upcoming events can be purchased as gifts to give. You can purchase the tickets and put them in your recipients name!

If you attended my Tasting Plates event in Chinatown and Strathcona recently, Novus TV featured the event last night on City Lights (see here) tv show.

The Menu for the Tasting Plates Fall Edition – Drooling Allowed

Tasting Plates Fall Edition 2012If you have been attending the past Tasting Plates events by Richard Wolak aka @vanfoodster you will notice that the menus have something for everyone.  The latest menu for the Fall Edition, which is on November 21, is out, and you can enjoy both Asian and European food.  Something for everyone. I’m looking forward to trying out the food, and hope I will see you there too.  Tickets are at this link.

The Tasting Plates Menus

East of Main

223 East Georgia Street

Twitter: @eastofMAINcafe

Web: http://eastofmaincafe.com

Cuisine: Moroccan

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 4 items:

1)    Kefta skewer with spicy tomato sauce

2)    Pâté with walnuts on endive

3)    Spanish torta with mojo sauce  (Vegetarian)

4)    Spiced almond labneh with preserved lemon and herb salsa on a pita chip (Vegetarian)


243 Union Street

Twitter: @HarvestUnion

Web: http://harvestunion.ca/

Cuisine: Asian

Our Tasting Plate will include this item:

1)    Ramen with Fraser Valley pork shoulder and SOLE food radish.

Beta 5

413 Industrial Avenue

Twitter: @Beta5chocolates

Web: http://beta-5.com/

Cuisine: Desserts

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 3 items:

1)    Seasonal cream puff

2)    Hot chocolate

3)    Gingerbread caramel

Pazza Rella Pizza

Location: 413 Industrial Avenue

Twitter: @PazzaRellaPizza

Web: http://pazzarella.ca/

Cuisine: Wood Fired Pizza

Our Tasting Plate will feature a slice of your choice of these pizzas:

1)    Margherita, Spicy Salami w/Mushroom, Bacon and a Feta pizza

Treasure Green Tea

227 East Georgia Street

Twitter: @TreasureGreen_T

Web: http://www.treasuregreen.com/

Cuisine: Chinese Tea House

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 3 items:

1)    Treasure Green Extra Virgin Tea Oil dips

2)    Smoky Tea Tofu

3)    Our 2012 Treasure Green Seasons Blend (hot tea)  prepared in tea ceremony style.

Floata Seafood Restaurant

400-180 Keefer Street

Web: http://www.floata.com/

Cuisine: Chinese

Our Dim Sum Tasting Plate will include all of these 4 items:

1)   BBQ Pork Bun

2)    Vegetable Spring Roll

3)    Sesame Ball

4)    Soya Sauce Chow Mein

Oyster Express

296 Keefer Street

Web: http://www.oysterexpress.ca/

Twitter: @oysterexpress

Cuisine: Oysters & Soul Food

Our Tasting Plate will include this item:

1)    One local beach oyster

The Chinese Tea Shop

101 East Pender Street

Web: http://www.thechineseteashop.com/

Twitter: @chinese_teashop

Cuisine: Chinese Tea House

Our Tasting Plate (cups) will include all of these 3 items:

Green Tea:   Cloud Mist Green Tea

Oolong Tea:  Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong, Ginseng Oolong

Pu-erh Tea:   Mini Tao Black Pu-erh

We will be giving guests a brief tea lesson on the benefits of tea and demonstrate how to make the tea in the GongFu Cha style.

Electric Owl

928 Main Street

Web: http://electricowl.ca/

Twitter: @electricowl_ca

Cuisine: Asian

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these 4 items:

1)    Mini Eggplant sub

Our take on a vegetarian vietnamese sub.

Golden-fried, panko-breaded eggplant served on a tiny baguette-style sub bun.   Sweet and savory red pepper almond spread, house pickled julienned vegetables, cucumber and Sriracha mayo.

2)    Fukuro Burger Sliders

Our in house chuck beef slider patty, on a mini brioche bun with sweet and savoury tomato jam, wasabi slaw and butter lettuce.

3)    MiniSakana Chipu

Grey Goose battered ling cod bite on shoestring potatoes with tartar sauce, and red cabbage slaw.

4)    Red Bean and Lemon Zest Panna Cotta

Rich and creamy red bean paste panna cotta with a hint of lemon zest.  Accompanied with blueberry puree.

Vancouver Food Talks Vol 4 – From Chips to Chocolate to Wine

Vancouver Urban Winery wines on tap

Vancouver Urban Winery wines on tap

Thank you to Richard Wolak, aka vanfoodster on Twitter, for putting together these series of talks by people in the hospitality industry.  I attended the first Food Talk, and now had the scheduling opportunity to attend the fourth talk.  This event was held at Vancouver Urban Winery, a new concept for a winery here in BC and Canada.  They will help wine makers produce their wine, as you can see by the stainless steel tanks inside the building, but what makes them different is how they are bottling and offering glasses of wine for you to sample.  Instead of putting wine in glass bottles, they are offering to put wines in metal casks/cylinders, which keeps the wine fresh, and allows restaurants and bars to offer more wines by the glass to their customers.  That is wonderful, considering the penalties involved with drinking and driving.  So no more having to drink a whole bottle, but in return you get a much greater range of wines you can potentially try at a restaurant or bar.  Go to Tap & Barrel in the Athletes village for a bar that offers wine on tap through Vancouver Urban Winery, or go to Vancouver Urban Winery on Monday – Friday. Here are their tasting times and prices.  Thanks to Leanne Frose from Okanagan Crush Pad for offering each of us a glass of one of their wines to sample before the talks started this evening.

Our Speakers

Richard Wolak introduces the speakers

Richard Wolak introduces the speakers

The speakers at this evening’s event were:

  • Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa-Yacoub, Proprietors – Glowbal Group Restaurants
  • Steve Thorp and Mike Macquisten, co-founders of the Vancouver Urban Winery
  • Greg Hook, owner of Chocolate Arts
  • Lesley Stowe, chef, cookbook author, and creator of Raincoast Crisps
  • Pete Schouten, Co-Owner of Hardbite Potato Chips and
    Braden Douglas, Co-Owner of Hardbite Potato Chips

All these speakers talked in one way or another about your need to have passion for whatever you do as the work is going to be hard, and there will be unexpected problems.  Passion is a virtue. The other component I saw threading through the talks is that the seemingly sudden success that we see is really a series of many smaller steps over 10-20 years in some cases.  It was interesting to hear this from the different speakers, and to hear some of the speakers, like Steve and Mike, who are just getting their feet wet with Vancouver Urban Winery, with their thoughts and passion, and the tempered wisdom of others like couple Emad and Shannon, Greg and Lesley.    I have created some youtube videos from some of the speakers for you to access below. I believe videos of all the speakers will also be available at the Food Talks website.  Enjoy my videos and pictures of the event!

My Videos and Photos

Vancouver Food Talks vol 4 speakers

Vancouver Food Talks vol 4 speakers
TOP: Pete, Braden, Emad, Steve, Mike, Greg
BOTTOM: Shannon, Lesley

Lesley Stowe, Creator of Raincoast Crisps.

Greg Hook, Chocolatier, Chocolate Arts

Steve Thorp and Mike Macquisten of Vancouver Urban Winery


Vancouver Foodsters 3rd Anniversary Party

Last week was Richard Wolak‘s, aka Vancouver Foodster, 3rd anniversary party.  Richard has been very active visiting restaurants and blogging, as well as having a radio show, hosting Tasting Plates, and Food Talks.   Myself and some other select friends who have supported Richard in his journey were invited to a private party at Prado Cafe on 4th and Commercial.  The party was very low key and we spent most of our time chatting with friends and making new friends.  Prado Cafe was making free coffees for us, a cappucino for me, as well as some sweet and savory nibbles.  Prado Cafe makes really good coffee with Sammy Piccolo, Canadian Barista Champion.  Keri-Rose was also there (first time I met her) and she had gluten free cupcakes for us to try.  Overall a fun, low-key event.  Thanks Richard and good luck in the future. 
Enjoy the pictures from the event below.

Prado Cafe


Gluten free cupcakes by Keri-Rose

Richard address the audience.




Did You Get Your Tickets for Tasting Plates Vancouver Yet?

Tasting Plates Vancouver

Tantalize your taste buds at over a dozen fabulous downtown Vancouver restaurants at Tasting Plates Vancouver! This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9pm on Feb. 15, and is presented by Vancouver Foodster & Taste and Sip Magazine.

Participating restaurants will offer tasting plates of their food to the guests, showcasing their restaurant, their food and of course their skilled chefs.

If you are a vegetarian, don’t worry.  Most restaurants will have a dish suitable for you.

The participating restaurants this evening include:

The event is a roving tour that will start off at the W2 Media Café at 111 West Hastings, from there you can visit any or all of the participating restaurants that are located all over downtown including Gastown, Yaletown and the West End by driving, transit or walking.  Here is a link to a Google Map showing the locations of these restaurants.

Advance Tickets are available for purchase online only at http://tastingplatesvancouver.eventbrite.ca
Also, that night after the Tasting Plates Event, there will be a book launch party which takes place starting at 9pm at the W2 Media Cafe Centre. Richard Wolak aka Vanfoodster will be launching his new book “Vancouver Foodster’s guide to dining and drinking in Vancouver “ (publishing February 2012).
There will be draws for great prizes held at the book launch after party too.  Enjoy!