Last Sunday marked the launch of YVR Foodies, a community for local Vancouver food lovers to learn more about food, network, and explore new restaurants.
The inaugural YVR Foodies Launch Party was held at Siddhartha’s Indian Kitchen on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. Over 40 foodies braved the heavy rain and cold weather to hear interesting foodie speeches from restaurant owner & head chef Siddhartha Choudhary, and Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster.
Choudhary spoke about his personal experience in the restaurant business – overseas, as well as here in Vancouver. He revealed that his favourite dish at Siddhartha’s was the butter chicken. Sample platters of delicious Indian cuisine and Siddhartha’s special Chai were also available for attendees to try.
Wolak shared his food blogging knowledge and blogging career story. A particularly interesting insight he shared was the educated prediction that “85% of the new restaurants opening in Vancouver are not going to last”. He also talked about the importance of connecting to the local community as part of food blogging. Another tidbit Wolak shared was the fact that he takes all of his food blog photos with his smartphone!
In addition to the foodie speeches, attendees were also entertained by soulful and heartwarming renditions of original songs by singers Sophia Tuv and Theda Phoenix.
The YVR Foodies Launch Party was a great success. Vancouver food lovers looking to learn more about different aspects of foodie culture and network with like-minded food-loving individuals – be sure to check out future YVR Foodies events!