Register Now for Tasting Plates Fraser & Main on May 1st

The next Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates’ event is centered on Fraser and Main Streets on May 1st.  I checked through the list of restaurants and I think it will be a very fun event.  I am especially interested in the Quesava South American baked goods and prepared foods.  I’m sure the tickets to this event with the interesting restaurants, plus the longer sunny days and warmer weather will make this event sell out quickly.  Get your tickets asap.  Here is the announcement about the event from Vancouver Foodster.

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Join us and explore the Fraser to Main Street area (centered between 20th – 26th) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 1 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).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: The Main Street Honey Shoppe – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants/Establishments

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ECLETTICO Art & Coffee

4172 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.eclettico.ca/

Twitter: @Eclettico_

Instagram @Eclettico_Art_Coffee

Cuisine: European cafe

ECLETTICO Art & Coffee is a new family run Art Deco steampunk styled Italian Coffee shop featuring non-alcoholic drinks, Pastries, Panini, and Charcuterie sourced from the highest quality ingredients imported from Italy. Eclettico entertains its’ guests with an Art Gallery as well as a Baby Grand Piano, offering live music on most weekend afternoons and some evenings. Complimentary games and Free Wifi are also available.

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The Main Street Honey Shoppe

4125 Main Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/

Twitter: @MainStreetHoney

Instagram: @mainstreethoney

Cuisine: Honey and bakery cafe

Farm fresh honey and honeybee products available in the heart of Vancouver. Come taste test honey varietals from all across the world (from blueberry to buckwheat to fireweed to manuka), shop for handmade beeswax candles, boost your immune system with the hive’s amazing array of natural health products, or just enjoy a hot cup of tea with a drizzle of the sweet stuff.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co

4186 Main Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Twitter: @flatbreadco

Instagram: @rockymountainflatbread

Cuisine: Flatbreads and more

They use lots of local & organic produce, free range organic meats & Ocean Wise seafood. Creating handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal soups, salads & desserts “to live for” from their open kitchens & artisan ovens. And for all those pizza lovers who are wheat intolerant or have nut allergies – they create extremely tasty gluten free and nut free pizzas! Their daily salads, soups & cheesecakes are also gluten free and nut free!

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Nammos Estiatorio

3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Web:http://www.nammos.ca/

Twitter: @NammosVan

Instagram @nammosvan

Cuisine: Greek

Supporting Local Free Range Farm’s, Fish Markets, and fresh Seasonal Produce to bring you the finest Greek Tapas. OPA!

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Quesava

4129 Main Street, Vancouver

Web:https://quesava.com/quesava-cafe/

Twitter: @quesavatribe

Instagram:@quesava

Cuisine: South American

We produce a wide range of wholesome, mouth-watering baked goods and prepared foods. All are made with naturally gluten-free, cassava flour.

Watch for more surprise restaurants and cafes as they are announced.

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Ultra-Early Bird Tickets: $30 per person through April 15, 2019

Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person through April 22, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after April 22, 2019

Regular $60 per person after April 29, 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/establishments subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Vancouver Foodster’s Dine Out Brunch Crawls – Get Your Tickets

What’s better than going to a Dine Out Vancouver restaurant for dinner?  How about going to 4-5 different restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops for brunch.  That is what Vancouver Foodster is offering those who are willing to get out of bed and enjoy a morning brunch.  For Dine Out Vancouver, the following brunches are being offered:

These brunch crawls are very similar to Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates events.  You will get a card at the registration desk for one of the crawls, and then you visit each restaurant/cafe/coffee shop and get a sample of their food and/or beverages they are offering for the event.  It is a great way to try different/new restaurants, plus walking between the restaurants, gives you some time to burn off what you ate.

As an example of what to expect, I have listed the Kitsilano Brunch Crawl participating restaurants for you.  Enjoy and see you at these events!

Kitsilano Brunch Crawl on January 22

Vancouver Foodster Dine Out Vancouver Yaletown Brunch Crawl

Vancouver Foodster Dine Out Vancouver Yaletown Brunch Crawl

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Kitsilano neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this brunch crawl.

Using your “passport” as your guide, you can enjoy a variety of dishes including juices, smoothies, coffees, and chai to eggs benny, pancakes, french toast, omelettes, pulled pork, hash browns, bacon, meats, desserts and so much more.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Participants include some of Kitsilano’s finest restaurants including:

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Silk Road Tea

2066 West 4th Avenue

Twitter: @silkroadtea

Web: http://silkroadteastore.com/

Cuisine: Tea

Silk Road imports & blends organic, premium loose teas, & produces organic skincare, haircare & bodycare products. Experience bliss at our award winning spa.

 

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Be Fresh Market Cafe

1900 West 1st Avenue

Web: http://www.befresh.ca/ 

Twitter:@befreshlocal

Cuisine: juice bar and cafe

At Be Fresh, we believe that food should be enjoyed and to fuel your body, which is why we only create meals with delicious and healthy ingredients.

 

Rain or Shine Ice Cream

1926 West 4th Avenue

Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/

Twitter: @rainorshineYVR

Cuisine: Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream in Vancouver using local, natural and fresh ingredients!

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Kahve

1822 W 1st Ave, Vancouver

Web: http://www.kahvevancouver.com/

Twitter: @KahveVancouver

Cuisine: Coffee and cafe

KAHVE offers a very unique space, offering exquisite coffee experiences in town. The space also offers understated but timeless modern designs from Europe.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co 

1876 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Web: http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Twitter: @flatbreadco

Instagram: @rockymountainflatbread

Cuisine: Pizza and Pasta

They use lots of local & organic produce, free range organic meats & Ocean Wise seafood. Creating handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal soups, salads & desserts “to live for” from their open kitchens & artisan ovens. And for all those pizza lovers who are wheat intolerant or have nut allergies – they create extremely tasty gluten free and nut free pizzas! Their daily salads, soups & cheesecakes are also gluten free and nut free!

Vancouver Tasting Plates Summer Edition Great Food Menu

Tasting Plates Summer Edition

If you have not yet purchased your ticket for Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Summer Edition (which is on this Wednesday starting at 6pm), here is the menus from the participating Main Street restaurants. There will be a link at the bottom of this page where you can purchase your tickets to this event.  I think it is going to be seriously delicious, and seriously filling. See you there!

Participating restaurants and their menus for the evening event are as follows:

Salt Spring Coffee Company

4295 Main Street

Twitter: @SS_Coffee

Our Tasting Plates will be Cups and we are offering these coffees:

  1. La Labor, a delicious seasonal coffee from Honduras.
  2. Spiced mocha featuring Metta espresso. Organic cocoa and warm spices compliment our four bean espresso blend.
  3. Metta Espresso, ristretto style
  4. Dark Decaf – Peru prepared to order on our pour over bar

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co

4186 Main Street

Twitter: @FlatbreadCo

Our Tasting Plate will feature your choice of these flatbread pizzas:

All of our flatbread pizzas are handcrafted and topped with organic tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese.

  1. FARMERS MARKET:  Topped with a combination of four to five seasonal local veggies, three herb nut free pesto & goat cheese.
  2. SUNDRIED TOMATO & GOAT CHEESE: Sun dried tomatoes sauteed in garlic, brown mushrooms, artichokes, Capriny goat’s cheese & fresh chopped herbs.
  3. NATURALLY MEATY: Spicy certified organic beef, sulphate free Italian sausage, ripe tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, asiago cheese and fresh herbs.
  4. PARMA HAM: Schinken speck (cured ham), brown mushrooms & mango.  It is baked in our artisan oven & topped with roughly chopped arugula & parmesan cheese.

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Trafiq Café & Bakery

4216 Main Street

Twitter: @TrafiqCafe

Our Tasting Plate will be  your choice of Sweet OR Savoury:

Canape Plate (Vegetarian): Featuring a Trio of Trafiq Artisan Breads & Pastry

  1. Artichoke Quiche with sundried tomato
  2. Baked Brie Toast Points with dulce de leche served on cranberry pecan bread
  3. Roasted Red Pepper & Chevre on walnut rosemary bread

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Dessert Plate: Showcasing Decadence In Every Bite

  1. Salted Caramel Pecan Cookie
  2. Killer Brownie
  3. Lemon Blueberry Tartlet

Mobius Coffee & Tea

4125 Main Street

Twitter: @MobiusCoffeeTea

  1. Our Tasting Plate will feature your choice of  2 different kinds of Cheesecake

Bob Likes Thai Food

3755 Main Street

Twitter: @boblikethaifood

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these items:

  1. MIANG KHAM [mîəŋ kʰam] (just a bite)

Piper sarmentosum or chaphlu leaves,

Roasted coconut shavings, Lime, Shallot,

Peanut and Ginger with Tamarind Palm Sugar sauce.

      2. TUNA CHILLI DIP (spicy)

Tuna, Garlic, Chilli, Lime leaf, mashed in Mortar serve with Cucumber

      3. BOB’S CHIP

Fried rice ball of red curry paste, lime leaf and Black sesame seeds

     4. PAPAYA SALAD

Shredded green papaya with green beans, tomato, garlic, chillies, fresh lime juice

ShakTea

3702 Main Street

Twitter: @ShakteaVan

Our Tasting Plate will include both of these items along with Tasting cups of Tea

  1. (Shaktea recipe from East Meets West) Tea Egg Sandwich with Smokey Tea Sauce and;
  2. Miniature Cream Earl Grey shortbread cookie and;
  3. Tea tasting from a selection of five different teas (Sikkim Temi Estate, French Earl Grey, Oriental Nights Green Tea, Organic Coconut Cream Chai, Mount Pleasant Sunset Rooibos)

mygoodness! gluten & wheat free kitchen

235 East Broadway

Twitter: @mygoodnessgf

Our Tasting Plate will be a Platter featuring your choice of

gluten-free sweet or savoury tart.

And a Goodie Bag to go that will include:

Crackers/ cheese, queijos (Brazilian cheese bread) with salsa, & mini carrot cake)

Triple O’s on the Go

Mobile Food Truck –located on Main Street – just South of Broadway on the East side of the street.

Twitter: @TripleOsOntheGo

Our Tasting Plate will include any or all of these 4 items

1. Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

“Hand scooped vanilla bean ice cream and candied orange syrup, served with fresh whipped cream”

      2. Butterfinger Milkshake

“Hand scooped vanilla bean ice cream and crushed Butterfinger, served with fresh whipped cream”

      3. Meatball Sliders

“Our house made meatballs smothered in marinara sauce, served on our toasted mini slider bun with pesto and provolone cheese”

      4. Crispy Mac n’ Cheese Slider

“Ooey-Gooey mac n’ cheese fritter, served on our toasted mini slider bun with house made bacon-ketchup”

Sal y Limon

Unit #5, 701 Kingsway (at Fraser)

Twitter: @Salylimonvan

Our Tasting Plate will feature a choice of one of these tacos:

  1. Taco pollo pibil
  2. Pulled pork
  3. Zucchini with corn

Pop Up Pizza

646 Kingsway

Twitter: @PopUpPizzaCA

Our Tasting Plate will feature your choice one of these pizzas:

1. MISFIT

Rosemary Wild Boar Salami, Pecorino Toscano, Proscutto, “Super Tomatoee Sauce”, Basil Leaf, Red Wine and Garlic Marinated Roma Tomatoes baked and finished with Romano Cheese.

2. HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Garlic infused Olive Oil with Caramelized Onions, Wine-Poached Pear, Fresh Mozza and Gorgonzola Cheese topped with Walnuts and Fresh Baby Arugula.

3. SUBLIME

Also known as the ‘Game Changer”. White Wine, Cilantro, Garlic, Prawn and Lobster, Baja-Style Tomato and Pepper Sauce with Parmesan and Piquante cheese.

Fray

3980 Fraser Street

Twitter: @FrayonFraser

Our Tasting Plate will include all of these items:

  1. Portobello Fries
  2. Rosemary-Infused Potato and Taro Chips
  3. Polenta Salad
  4. Pork Belly Sandwich

Details about each of the participating restaurants here.

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite:

http://tastingplatesyvrsummer.eventbrite.com/

Several of the restaurants will be offering wine, beer and cocktail specials at their locations during the evening.

Advance Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra) before June 23, $100 for 4 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak (eventbrite fee extra) before June 23rd. *Regular Tickets $40 per person (eventbrite fee extra) after June 23– ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Project Limelight. (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).

Charity Partner

Thank you to our Tent sponsor: Lonsdale Event Rentals

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket.  Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc