Ceviche Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Ceviche Challenge was a huge success featuring 3 creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their ceviche creation from August 20 – September 13, 2015. 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: Alyssa Dawson, Joyce Lam and Louisa Chan.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Little Mexico Cantina

Ceviche & Aguachile Estilo Sinaloa duo

Ceviche & Aguachile Estilo Sinaloa duo

Price: $15

Description:

Ceviche: Fresh red snapper, diced tomatoe, red onion, cucumber, serrano pepper and cilantro marinated and with a blend of lime, clamato juice and house seasoning served on a corn husk with a mango, aguacate pico de gallo tossed in an apricot chile ancho sauce and seasoned with a tajin blend of seasoning

Tosta de Aguachile: Shrimp marinated with a blend of limejuice, serrano pepper and cilantro served on a baked white corn tostada.

pair with Siete Misterios Mezcal, orange wedges and a blend of seasoned salt for $5.00

Created by: Chef Roberto Lopez Lara

Offered: Available for Dinner

Little Mexico Cantina

3131 Chatham St #150, Richmond

Tel: (604) 272-5123

Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/

Twitter: 

Instagram: littlemexicocantina

Chef Roberto Lopez Lara and Owner, Carol Janeczko

Chef Roberto Lopez Lara and Owner, Carol Janeczko

2nd Place:

The Boathouse Restaurant

Boathouse Ceviche

Boathouse Ceviche

Price: 16.99

Description: Prawns, pacific cod, scallops, pico de gallo, citrus juice, grilled pineapple, corn flour tortillas

Created by: Chef Brent Fisher

Offered: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.

The Boathouse Restaurant

1305 Arbutus Street

Tel: 604) 738-5487

Web: http://boathouserestaurants.ca/

Twitter: @BoathouseBC #Kitsilano

and

The Boathouse Restaurant

1795 Beach Avenue

Tel: 604 669-2225

Web: http://boathouserestaurants.ca/

Twitter: @BoathouseBC #EnglishBay

Chef Brent Fisher

Chef Brent Fisher

3rd Place:

American Grille 

Chilled Albacore Tuna Ceviche

Chilled Albacore Tuna Ceviche

Price: $15

Description: Marinated in Coconut Milk & Lime With Cilantro & Avocado. Served with Crispy Plantain Chips

Created by: Chef Danilo Ibara

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

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

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

Chef Danilo Ibara

Chef Danilo Ibara

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Sundae creations 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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American Grille 

Chilled Albacore Tuna Ceviche

Chilled Albacore Tuna Ceviche

Price: $15

Description: Marinated in Coconut Milk & Lime With Cilantro & Avocado. Served with Crispy Plantain Chips

Created by: Chef Danilo Ibara

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

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

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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Little Mexico Cantina

Ceviche & Aguachile Estilo Sinaloa duo

Ceviche & Aguachile Estilo Sinaloa duo

Price: $15

Description:

Ceviche: Fresh red snapper, diced tomatoe, red onion, cucumber, serrano pepper and cilantro marinated and with a blend of lime, clamato juice and house seasoning served on a corn husk with a mango, aguacate pico de gallo tossed in an apricot chile ancho sauce and seasoned with a tajin blend of seasoning

Tosta de Aguachile: Shrimp marinated with a blend of limejuice, serrano pepper and cilantro served on a baked white corn tostada.

pair with Siete Misterios Mezcal, orange wedges and a blend of seasoned salt for $5.00

Created by: Chef Roberto Lopez Lara

Offered: Available for Dinner

Little Mexico Cantina

3131 Chatham St #150, Richmond

Tel: (604) 272-5123

Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/

Twitter: 

Instagram: littlemexicocantina

 

3rd Place People’s Choice: 

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The Boathouse Restaurant

Boathouse Ceviche

Boathouse Ceviche

Price: 16.99

Description: Prawns, pacific cod, scallops, pico de gallo, citrus juice, grilled pineapple, corn flour tortillas

Created by: Chef Brent Fisher

Offered: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.

The Boathouse Restaurant

1305 Arbutus Street

Tel: 604) 738-5487

Web: http://boathouserestaurants.ca/

Twitter: @BoathouseBC #Kitsilano

and

The Boathouse Restaurant

1795 Beach Avenue

Tel: 604 669-2225

Web: http://boathouserestaurants.ca/

Twitter: @BoathouseBC #EnglishBay

 

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

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Ceviche creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak