Vancouver Chili Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their chili creations into this challenge, most have created a special chili creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their chili on their menu from January 8-31, 2015.

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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 chili creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best chili 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 #ChiliChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

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

Watch – – > The Vancouver Chili Challenge on the Global TV Saturday Morning News “Saturday Chef”  with hosts Leigh Kjekstad and Jay Janower on January 3, 2015.

Here are the 11 Chili dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

MATCH Eatery & Public House

 

MATCH’s Grab the gull by the horns chili

MATCH’s Grab the bull by the horns chili

MATCH’s Grab the bull by the horns chili

Price: $8

Created By: Chef Steven Courtney (Match Langley) and Chef Dante Ramos (Match New Westminster)

Description: Packed full of meat this one will stick to your ribs on those cold winter days. Fresh ground chuck with kidney beans and just the right amount of heat all topped off with smoked cheddar cheese and served with a side of baked to order jalapeno corn bread.

Offered: in MATCH Langley (inside Cascades casino) and MATCH New Westminster (inside Starlight Casino) Restaurant’s throughout the day 11am till close.

MATCH Eatery & Public House

350 Gifford Street (Starlight Casino), New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-8008

Web: http://matchpub.com/match-new-west/

Twitter @MatchPubNewWest

And

MATCH Eatery & Public House

20393 Fraser Highway (Cascades Casino), Langley

Tel: (604)-539-4424

Web: http://matchpub.com/match-langley/

Twitter: @MatchPubLangley

 

Personas Restaurant

Chef Jon’s 5 Alarm Chili

Chef Jon’s 5 Alarm Chili

Chef Jon’s 5 Alarm Chili

Price: $7

Created by: Executive Chef Jon McCartney, Grand Villa Casino

Description: A hearty beef chili with just the right amount of heat, slow cooked for six hours then finished with a blend of cheeses and green onions, served with freshly baked Jalapeno corn bread.

Offered: Daily 11am till close

Personas Restaurant

4331 Dominion Street (Gateway Casino), Burnaby

Tel: (604) 453-0811  (ext 8811)

Web: http://mypersonas.ca/

Twitter: @PersonasGV

 

The Baker and The Chef

Chili Con Carne del Pato

Chili Con Carne del Pato

Chili Con Carne del Pato 

Price: $8

Created by: Executive Chef Peter Chun and Chef de Cusine Les Kinney

Description:  A delicious hot bowl of Tomatillo and Spices with Duck Confit. Finished with an Egg Yolk (optional for an extra charge) and HOME MADE Pretzel Sticks for dipping

Offered: all day

The Baker and The Chef

320 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 688-9925

Web: http://thebakerandthechef.com/

Twitter: @bakerandchef

 

The Frog & Nightgown

Frog Chili

Frog Chili

Frog Chili

Price: $8

Created by Chef Corinne Klyne

Description: Our house made recipe chock full of meat, beans and vegetables. Served with a fresh baked baguette. No actual frogs were harmed in the making of this chili.

Offered: All day

The Frog & Nightgown

1125 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 464-1949

Web: http://www.frogandnightgownpub.com/

Twitter: @frogpub

 

Morocco West

Chili Island

Chili Island

Chili Island

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Description: Beef and lamb merguez,  taktouka, cucumber yogurt, fried bread

Offered: Nightly everyday, and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

 

Darby’s Public House

Spicy Beer Brined Turkey Chili

Spicy Beer Brined Turkey Chili

Spicy Beer Brined Turkey Chili

Price: $12.95

Created by: Chef Sue Culm

Description: A hearty but light turkey chili with a hint of spice. Served with house made cheddar bacon beer bread.

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Darby’s Public House

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-0617

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/

Twitter: @darbys_in_kits

 

The Copper Chimney

Mumbai Chili

Mumbai Chili

Mumbai Chili

Price: $17

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Description: Mumbai Chili with chorizo sausage and lamb; served with Bhangra naan, raita salsa

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

 

Cioffi’s Cucina

The Rinnegato

The Rinnegato

The Rinnegato

Price: $10.99

Created by: Cucina Kitchen Chefs, Del, Jose, Jeffery

Description: Grilled Skirt Steak Chili topped with a poached egg and salsa verde served in a housemade bread bowl with a Piave crisp.

Offered:  Daily from 11 am until closing.

Cioffi’s Cucina

4150 E Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 291-9373

Web: http://www.cioffisgroup.com/

Twitter @cioffiscucina

 

Abode Restaurant

Butternut Squash Winter Chili

Butternut Squash Winter Chili

Butternut Squash Winter Chili

Price: $12

Description: A savory blend of butternut squash and winter root vegetables slow simmered for hours. Spiced with chipotles and a 12 spice and fresh herb seasoning. Vegetarian served in a fresh baked sourdough bowl made at local family owned bakery.

Created by: Chef Tannis Smith and Alvin McLeod

Offered:  All day, everyday.

ABODE Restaurant

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.688-1411

Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @ABODERestaurant

 

Truffle Fine Foods Cafe

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Price: $5.50

Created by: Chefs George Moutsos and Aaron Smith

Description: Serrano & Pasilla chilies and Grated Oaxaca Cheese. Topped with Cilantro Kaffir Lime Yogurt & Pickled Jalapeño

Offered: Offered for lunch and early dinner (9am-5pm)

Truffle Fine Foods Cafe

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-505- 4961

Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café

Twitter: @trufflesfoods

 

The Meatery

The Meatery's Oaxacan Chilli

The Meatery’s Oaxacan Chilli

The Meatery’s Oaxacan Chilli

Price: $7.50

Created by: Grant Mckay

Description: 6 types of chilies some fresh, some roasted and some are dried, A Mexican beef and pork chorizo, fire roasted tomatoes, black beans and a special spice blend. all topped with a  peanut crema, salsa verde and mango

Offered: 11 am to 6 pm (7 days a week)

The Meatery

3108 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-980-1125

Web: http://themeatery.ca/

Twitter: @MeateryB2B

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Chili Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

http://vancouverfoodster.com/chili-challenge/

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Joe Leary

Host of Just Here for the Beer Radio, Broadcaster, Feature Writer/Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper, Feature Writer BC Lions Magazine

Twitter: @reallyjoeleary

 

Norma Reid

Journalist. CTV Breaking News Anchor & 11:30pm Anchor.

Twitter: @CTVNorma

 

Simone Grewal

On-Air Radio Host @Z953VAN, TV Host, Digital Content Editor

Twitter: @SimoneGrewal

 

Benjamin Yong

Freelance writer and journalist for @HelloVancity and other publications.

Twitter: @b_yong