Vancouver Flatbread Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their flatbread creations into this challenge, most have created a special flatbread creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their tacos on their menu from June 4-26, 2014.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the flatbread creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best flatbread 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 #FlatbreadChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite flatbread 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 flatbread creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 6 Flatbread dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Pizzeria Ludica 

Bang!

Bang!

Bang!

Price: $13

Description:  Inspired by the Turkish dish called Lahmacun. Thin dough baked on pizza stone topped with minced beef, minced vegetables, spices and herbs. Suggested way to eat: spread house prepared salad on top, and squeeze lemon juice over it. Eat flat or folded.

Created by: Ludica Kitchen

Offered: all the time

Pizzeria Ludica

189 Keefer Place, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5552

Web: http://www.ludica.ca/

Twitter: @PizzeriaLudica

 

Novo Pizzeria

Burrata and Speck

Burrata and Speck

Burrata and Speck

Price: $22

Description: San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte, arugula, burrata, speck (smoked prosciutto), Brittany sea salt, Frantori Cutrera D.O.P. olive oil

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Available:  All the time

Novo Pizzeria

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:    (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

 

Morocco West

Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Price: $8

Description: Served with olive tapenade, onion confit, sautéed mushrooms, asiago cheese, toasted almonds and wild baby arugula

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Offered: All the time

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

 

Atithi Indian Cuisine

Banana blossom and chicken naan.

Banana blossom and chicken naan.

Banana blossom and chicken naan.

Description: Served with mango mustard chutney.

Price: $8

Created by: Chef Abhishek Roy

Offered: all the time

Atithi Indian Cuisine

2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-0221

Web:  http://atithi.ca/zgrid/themes/10791/intro/index.jsp

Twitter: @eatindianatithi

 

Pizza Carano

Peperoni Pie

Peperoni Pie

Peperoni Pie

Price: $15

Description: Roasted peperoni sauce (peperoni is the italian word for bell pepper), Merguez sausage which pairs nicely with the sauce, Pecorino toscano fresco – a mild cheese full of sweet grassy flavour and rich in butter fat, Mango to balance out the spice of the merguez ,Red onions , and a fresh finish of Mint

Created by: Chef Trevor Hagenbuch

Offered: during regular hours

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270

Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/

Twitter: @PizzaCarano

 

Corduroy Restaurant

Spicy Lamb Pizza

Spicy Lamb Pizza

Spicy Lamb Pizza

Price: $14

Description: Lamb merguez, goat cheese, caramelized onion, basil-mint pesto on a whole wheat, honey and rosemary crust.

Created by: Chef Figg

Offered: Nightly

Corduroy Restaurant

1943 Cornwall Avenue

Tel: 604-733-0162

Web: http://www.corduroyrestaurant.com/

Twitter: @Corduroylounge

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

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Thor Diakow

Breakfast Television’s entertainment guru on City in Vancouver.

twitter:@thordiakow

Tara Lee

Freelance journalist and broadcaster. Writer for Georgia Straight

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Zahra Alani

Radio & Television personality. Weather Anchor at CTV News.

Twitter: @ZahraAlani