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It has been a few years since we last went to Eat! Vancouver. This year, looking at the interesting lineup of events, we returned as a media and checked out the event at the beautiful BC Place Stadium.

Eat! Vancouver 2014

Eye Catchers

There was a good amount of samples to try, and if you like anything, you had the opportunity to buy them at a slightly discounted price. The following especially caught our attention:

Pulo Cuisine – These are some great marinate. And they’re vegan. I especially like the Lemongrass marinate.

Pulo Cuisine

Pure Infused Maple Syrup – They have some really interesting flavour combinations and they were all very good. I especially liked Chipotle Lemongrass (yes, savoury maple syrup) and Maple Syrup, Ginger & Apple Cider Vinegar.

Pure Infused Maple Syrup

Three Farmers Camelina Oil – Camelina oil is cold­pressed and it has a nutty, earthy note to it. It also has a high smoke point at 475F so it’s great for cooking and making salad.

Three Farmers Camelina Oil

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – The ginger flavour really comes through – and it tastes like real ginger. Original flavour was good, so was the Pomegranate one.

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

Habibi’s Hummus and other products – The various flavours of hummus were very good. (more…)

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The month of May seems to be a popular month for exciting foodie events. Here are a few of them that we want to bring to your attention:

Dine in Whistler

May 1-16, 2013
Restaurants in Whistler offer multi-course dining menus at $21, $31 or $41.

A Sustainable Seafood Celebration

May 3, 2013
Show your support for National Sustainable Seafood Day on May 3 – a day to declare our commitment to choosing ocean-friendly seafood year-round. Co-hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver by the Vancouver Aquarium and ocean ambassador and celebrity chef Ned Bell, this is an evening of ocean-friendly seafood tastings, inspirational guest speakers including Chef Barton Seaver and Dr. David Suzuki, and a celebration of our oceans!
Tickets are $25+tax. www.vanaqua.org/seafoodcelebration (more…)

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This year’s Eat Vancouver event took place at BC Place, unlike the past two years where it was held at the Convention Center. It was my first time going into BC Place after the renovation, and I have to say, the roof reno is quite impressive thanks to Stantec.

I found that this year’s event was not too much different from the other years. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend any of the shows or tastings (beer, cheese, etc). But still a good time with good company, including my bf, Cam, and Chanel.

My first stop was at MASH (a Boylan product), which is a low calorie flavoured water drink. It’s very much like the Glaceau Vitaminwater, but tastes more fruity and lightly carbonated. Did it taste good? It was okay, better than the Glaceau one, but I don’t really drink these. Either water or juice, I don’t need an in-between.

MASH, lightly carbonated flavoured water.

Daiya is a vegan cheese company that gave samples of both blocks of their product and how it could be used in your regular food items — great way to directly introduce a product into the consumer’s daily routines. When trying the bite-sized blocks, it gave a very generic processed cheese taste, with an odd texture. But, when put into a grilled cheese, or a toasted tortilla and melted, it’s very delicious. Strange.

Don’t eat it like that! Melt it on a panini or make a grilled cheese!

This was the strangest product I tried at the event. Huitlacoche is a mushroom that grows on corn husks…I never even knew that could happen. The lady called it “Azteca Caviar”. The product looked like and had the texture of black mush, being served on tortilla chips. It had a bit of an oyster and truffle taste to it. Sounds decadent right? Unfortunately I wasn’t a fan.

Would you like to try some Azteca Caviar?

One of my favourites at the event was a product from Sweet Tree Ventures, which was a birch syrup. (more…)

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Here is a round-up of upcoming tasty food events happening this month. We’ll continue to update this post as we hear about new events, or after an event has taken place.

If you would like your event featured in this post, feel free to send us the details at vanfoodies [at] gmail.com for consideration.

Last updated: June 20, 2012

June 23: Pajo’s 25th Anniversary in Port Moody

Celebrate this milestone with Pajo’s at its Rocky Point Park location on Saturday, June 23. Free, fun activities for everyone: live music, bouncy castle, cake cutting, firetruck tour, prizes/contests, and more.

Pajo’s at Rocky Point Park
2800 Block Murray Street, Port Moody
June 23, 1-5pm

June 24: Greek Day on Broadway

Hosted by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C.’s (HCC), this event is to promote the Vancouver Greek community’s established presence during the last 100 years and incorporating its rich cultural heritage that has spanned 2500 years of history.

It includes 23 food vendors, live music, dancing lessons, sampling Greek product, petting zoo, cooking demonstrations, artisan market, raffle and more.

For more information, visit the Greek Day website.

Entrance at Broadway & MacDonald Street
June 24, 11am-9pm (more…)

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(Editor’s note: Here is Mr.‘s take, part 2 of 2 of the Eat Vancouver series.)

The Likes

New India Buffet & Restaurant – Butter Chicken with Rice

This was the first thing I ate at the event. So my judgement might’ve been a little blinded by hunger. I ordered the butter chicken (safe bet I know). I was almost too hungry to really taste it. But I have a feeling it was delicious. Compared to what my friends had, mine was bigger, thicker, spicier, more flavourful, oh and my butter chicken was better too.

Butter Chicken and Rice

I’m no expert in Indian food, but this gets a thumbs up from me. However words don’t mean as much as this empty plate.

Empty Plate

Gramercy Grill – Mac & Blue Cheese with Meatballs

Blue cheese in Mac and Cheese? WHAT? For those of you that don’t like strong cheese, (more…)

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