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Taste of Yaletown

October 12, 2016
Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016

Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016Buongiorno from beautiful Italy! Signing in for a very important day because if you guys remember from last year, Taste of Yaletown is the foodie event I look forward to each year and it will officially launch tomorrow until the 27th. While I’m in Italy feasting on everything here, if I was back home in Vancouver, Taste of Yaletown is where I would currently be getting my foodie fix. Located just across from me (I’m in Fairview and Yaletown is just a hop, skip and a jump across False Creek), each year the iconic Vancouver hood comes together to celebrate all things culinary with its amazing selection of local restaurants.

Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016This year, it’s all about the Sharing and Pairing experience, which is a new twist I’m so excited for. I really feel like a culinary experience is majorly heightened by choice bev pairings and selecting which drink goes with which dish is such an art. I’m happy to report that from what I got to preview before taking off for Italia, you’ll be in for some serious masterpieces.

Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016 Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016I started off my day of previewing the exclusive Taste of Yaletown menu at Hapa Izakaya, where we were treated to beyond delicious top tier bamboo sake as we dined on everything from a complex volcano roll to ponzu beef tataki to torched saba sushi. Everything was so fresh, the flavour combos were deliciously unique but there were also some well-loved standards that I always crave when going to an izakaya. Definitely the perfect happy hour experience!

Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016 Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016 Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016 Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016 Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016We then hopped a couple blocks over to WildTale, where we got to experience seriously next level West Coast dining complete with delicious wine pairings. I loved their fusion of West Coast classics (like white sturgeon or baby beet and watercress salad) with a global influence, like their forest mushroom gnocchi gratin or California AAA beef sirloin with lobster mashed potatoes on the side.

Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016 Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust shares the best restaurants in Vancouver for Taste of Yaletown 2016Bellies beyond full but excited for our last stop, we went to The Parlour, known in the city for its amazing pizza and fun vibe. We each got a cocktail (my coconut margarita which was insanely good, while Matt got a variant of a Moscow Mule), and indulged in their Taste of Yaletown experience, which is straight forward but very effective: 2 appetizers and 1 pizza, all in for $35. We did a half Zeus and a half The Dirty and dove into their stacked short ribs and broco appetizer (a spicy, satisfying take on sautéed broccoli) beforehand.

In addition to the three mentioned here, discover all the restaurants included in Taste of Yaletown’s Sharing and Pairing from the 13th-27th! Happy dining!

This post was created in partnership with Yaletown Business Association but all opinions are my own.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Diana October 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Super cute!! The food looks delicious.
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  • Reply Bella October 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Yale town has the best food! I love going to all the different places down there.

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  • Reply Ailén October 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Amazing photos and great post!

    xoxo ♡

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  • Reply Kristen Robin October 15, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    What a darling little ascot!

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  • Reply Kimberly Myers October 18, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Wow! Amazing photos and the foods looks great! Love your outfit too especially those cool leather jacket.

  • Reply Ailén October 19, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Amazing place! The food is very great.

    xo ♡

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