Vancouver Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring their sangria creations on their menu from July 8 -30, 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 sangria creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best sangria 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 #SangriaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite sangria 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 and taste the different sangria creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 9 Sangria creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

JamJar 

JamJar Sangria

JamJar Sangria

JamJar Sangria

Price: $11

Description: This cocktail is crafted from Pinot Grigio that contains cardamom dusted orange segments, turmeric lime soaked pears, and apricots cooked in a reduction of tamarind, cloves, and orange juice. We finish it off with craft coconut rum from Barbados.

Ingredients: Pinot Grigio, cardamom dusted orange segments, turmeric lime soaked pears, and apricots cooked in a reduction of tamarind, cloves, and orange juice, craft coconut rum.

Created by: Team effort

Offered: Day and night

JamJar

2280 Commercial Drive

Tel: (604) 252-3957

Web: http://www.jamjaronthedrive.com/

Twitter: @Jamjarondrive

 

U&I Thai

U&I Thai

U&I Thai

U&I Thai Sangria 

Price: $8

Description:

Ingredients: Backyard Riesling white wine, lime, orange, lemon, lychee soho, 7-up, raspberry, blueberry, watermelon

Created by: Chef Ui Ratsomjit

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @uratomjit

 

American Grille

SUNgria

SUNgria

SUNgria

Price: $8.50/ Glass and $25/ Pitcher

Description:

Ingredients- Malibu Rum, Golden Pear Liqueur, Calona Vineyards Pinot Grigio, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice and 7up. Garnish- Pineapple and Watermelon Skewer with Toasted coconut flakes.

Created by: Cat Buchar

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://american-grille.com/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Sassy Sangria

Sassy Sangria

Sassy Sangria

Price: $9

Description: This citrus fruit based sangria with herbal and spice notes is great any time or place

Ingredients: Grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, raspberries, pineapple, Framboise, Malbec, brandy, Cointreau liquer, Grand Marnier, pineapple juice, fresh tarragon, lillet blanc, Regans orange bitters.

Created by: Head Bartender Chris

Offered: Lunch and dinner, daily

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-684-3474

Web: http://www.cprime.ca/

Twitter @cprimesteak

Instagram: cprimesteak

 

Ban Chok Dee 

Siam Ginger Sangria

Siam Ginger Sangria

Siam Ginger Sangria

Price: $10 – glass or $20 – jug

Description: An explosion of summer citrus refreshment with a fruity New Zealand sauvignon blanc, Asian influenced liqueur and a touch of ginger to give it some bite!

Ingredients: The Ned Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), OR-G Liqueur (Persimmon mingling with Papaya, Mango and Lime); Absolut Raspberry Vodka; Lychee Juice; Lime Juice; Club Soda; Strawberries, Pineapple, Grapes, Lime, Lemon, Blueberry, Orange; Mint Leaves; and Ginger Root.

Created by:  Executive Chef Parinya

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: banchokdeethai

 

Pinnacle Pier

Sapporous Sangria

Sapporous Sangria

Sapporous Sangria

Price: $8

Description: A fruity Rose Wine, combined with orange liqueur, blueberries fresh cherries and topped with ginger-ale.

Ingredients: rose wine, orange liqueur, blueberries, cherries, ginger ale.

Created by: Amanda Marr from the Sales team at Pinnacle at the Pier!

Offered: All the time

Pinnacle Pier Hotel

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-986-7437

Web: http://pinnaclepierhotel.com/the_lobby.html

Twitter: @PinnaclePier

 

Earl’s Restaurant

White Peach Sangria

White Peach Sangria

White Peach Sangria

Price:  $8/glass and $5/ glass during happy hour (3pm – 6pm and 9pm – late)

Description: Fruity, chilled wine served in a wine glass

Ingredients: White Wine, White Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Marie Brizard Peach Liqueur, White Sugar, Peaches, Oranges, Apples, Lemons

Created by: Cam Bogue, Beverage Director

Offered: All the time

Earl’s Restaurant

Earls Yaletown

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 688-4990

Web: https://earls.ca/

Twitter: @EarlsYaletown

 

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Earls Test Kitchen

905 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 682-6700

Web: https://earls.ca/

Twitter: @earlsTK

 

 

The Apron

Solstice Sangria

Solstice Sangria

Solstice Sangria

Price: $8

Description: Bright refreshing white sangria with fresh herbs and fruit for long summer days

Ingredients: Longtable Distillery London Dry Gin, Peller Family Series Chardonnay, Fresh Mint, Basil, Grated Ginger, Watermelon, Strawberries, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Soda Water

Created by: Allister Cave

Offered: Lunch and Dinner 9am – 11pm

The Apron

3099 Corvette Way, Richmond

Tel: 604-303-6565

Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining

Twitter: @apronyvr

 

 

Catch 122

The White Dragon

The White Dragon

The White Dragon

Price: $12

Description: A white wine sangria with a purple tint that’s crisp, floral, and refreshing.

Ingredients: Pinot Gris, Sake, Creme de Violette, Pisco and a house mint and cucumber soda. Garnished with dragon fruit, lemon, cucumber and mint.

Created by: Nathan Jackman

Offered: all the time

Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-3474

Web:  http://catch122.com/

Twitter: @catch122

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Sangria Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite creations. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

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

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Zahra Alani

Radio & Television personality. Weather Anchor at CTV News.

Twitter: @ZahraAlani

 

Corey Basso

Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter

Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410

Twitter: @CDBasso

 

Ron Wilson

Wine Journalist for CheapandCheerful.ca

Twitter: @RonWilsonVan