Flatbread Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge was successful featuring 6 flatbread creations in this challenge from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their flatbread on their menu from June 4-26, 2014. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Thor Diakow, Tara Lee, Jay Minter and Zahra Alani

The Winners are:

1st Place: Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Morocco West

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

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

 

Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

2nd Place:  Burrata and Speck

Burrata and Speck

Novo Pizzeria

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

Novo Pizzeria

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:    (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Carmine Paradiso

Carmine Paradiso

3rd Place: Peperoni Pie

Peperoni Pie

Pizza Carano

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

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270

Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/

Twitter: @PizzaCarano

Chef Trevor Hagenbuch

Chef Trevor Hagenbuch

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Flatbread dishes were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

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Peperoni Pie

Peperoni Pie

Pizza Carano

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

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270

Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/

Twitter: @PizzaCarano

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Moroccan Soft Flatbread with Saffron Chicken

Morocco West

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

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

3rd Place People’s Choice: 

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Spicy Lamb Pizza

Spicy Lamb Pizza

Corduroy Restaurant

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

Created by: Chef Figg

Corduroy Restaurant

1943 Cornwall Avenue

Tel: 604-733-0162

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

Twitter: @Corduroylounge

Thank you to all the chefs, restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their flatbread on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Flatbread creations! See all the 6 Flatbread entries here

By: Richard Wolak