Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 2nd 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 September 1-25, 2016.

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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 7 Sangria creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Patron Tacos & Cantina

Sangria Patron

Sangria Patron

Sangria Patron

Price: $9

Created by: Head Bartender Israel Llamas.

Description: Amazing and delicious, this recipe is my humble offering to a sangria-loving world.

Ingredients: Red wine, raspberry vodka, peach liqueur, fresh and local fruits and juices.

Offered: All day, everyday.

Patron Tacos & Cantina

265 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3368

Web: http://www.patrontc.com/

Twitter: @patrontc

Instagram @patrontc

 

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

Moroccan Sangria

Moroccan Sangria

Moroccan Sangria

Price: $13.25

Created By:  Bartender Juheon Lee

Description: Our White Moroccan Sangria is created by combining the rich flavours of the BC Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc with the refreshing tastes of tropical juices and Moroccan herb and spice. The grapes from the wine have a zesty grapefruit flavour that zips across your palate edged with notes of damp herbs and snow peas. The intense aromas of passion fruit, nettle, grapefruit, lemon and lime blends well with the papaya and peach juices that we have infused into the Sangria. We have added a mixture of fruits, including kiwi, local raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, mango, and mint to help bring out the Middle-Eastern flavours of our Moroccan Sangria. It is ultimately the fine blend of all these ingredients in the Sangria that transports you to the exotic culture of Morocco.

Ingredients: Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Triple Sec, Peach Puree, Papaya Juice, Blackberries, Raspberries, Kiwis, Mango, Strawberries, Cinnamon simple syrup, Mint

Offered: Mon – Fri: Lunch, Afternoon, Dinner & Late Night; Sat-Sun: Brunch, Afternoon, Dinner & Late Night

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

845 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-7777

Web: http://www.wedgewoodhotel.com/

Twitter: @Wedgewoodhotel

Instagram: @wedgewoodhotel

 

The Parlour Restaurant

The Parlour White Sangria

The Parlour White Sangria

The Parlour White Sangria

Price: $10 & $30 a pitcher

Created by: Bar Manager, Mike Arthur

Description A refreshing blend of Brandy, Triple Sec and locally made juices, served with fresh fruit and topped with Prosecco.

Ingredients list: Triple sec, Fundador brandy, Rain City fresh pressed orange juice, lime juice, lime wedges, orange slices, frozen grapes, prosecco

Offered: all the time

The Parlour Restaurant

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-568-3322

Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com

Twitter: @ParlourYaletown

Instagram: @theparlouryaletown

 

The Westin Bayshore

Campfire at 10am

Campfire at 10am

Campfire at 10am

Price: $12

Created by: Jon Dewsbury

Description: A base of Synchromesh Riesling fortified with Sons of Vancouver Amaretto No. 82, Jaral de Berrio Mezcal & Herradura Reposado with a hint of spice from Sons of Vancouver Chili Vodka. Garnished with fresh berries and mint.

Ingredients list – Synchromesh Riesling, Sons of Vancouver Amaretto No. 82, Sons of Vancouver Chili Vodka, Jaral de Berrio Mezcal, Herradura Reposado, House made orange bitters, soda water, blackberries, raspberries, mint sprig, lemon twist

Offered: Lunch & Dinner daily

The Westin Bayshore

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 682-3377

Web: http://www.westinbayshore.com/

Twitter: @WestinBayshore

Instagram: @westinbayshore

 

House Special

Double Lucky Happiness

Double Lucky Happiness

Price: $12

Created by:Mixologist – Bryan Statham

Description: Our sparkling sake and plum wine sangria is an exciting twist on the classic; instantly transporting you to a tropical Asian paradise. Its refreshing notes of cool cucumber, sweet pineapple, spicy ginger, and fresh herbs, tantalize your taste buds and will surely bring you good fortune. If you are looking for a unique sangria then come try the Double Lucky Happiness Sangria at House Special.

Ingredients: Awa Yuki Sparkling Sake, Seol Joong Mae Plum Wine, cucumber pineapple puree, fresh garden herbs, ginger infused syrup, starfruit, and pineapple spears.

Offered: 11am-3pm and 5pm-close – everyday

House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-2939

Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/

Twitter: @housespecialvan

Instagram: @housespecial.ca

 

Ban Chok Dee

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Price: $10 – glass or $18 – jug

Created by:  Executive Chef Parinya Loptson and Bartender Chika Ikeda

Description: Refreshing White Sangria with layers of Watermelon Sorbet and Honeydew Sorbet with Asian Melon Balls and Fresh Slices of Peach and Kiwi. Also includes White Cranberry Juice and Coconut Juice with Honey and Lemon Aromatics and Infused Basil. All touched up with a shot of Butterfly Pea Flower Liquid and Garnished with Twisted Lemon and Bai Bua Bok (Gotu Kola) Leaves (from the legendary Fountain of Life).

Ingredients: Wild Goose Pinot Gris, White Cranberry Juice, Coconut Juice, Grand Mariner, Lillet Vermouth, Fresh Peach, Fresh Kiwi, Asian Melon Balls (frozen), Watermelon Sorbet, Honeydew Sorbet, Basil Infused Simple Syrup, Butterfly Pea Flower Colouring (layered on top), and Honey Lemon Twist with Bai Bua Bok (Gotu Kola) Leaf Garnish.

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

 

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: @UIThai2

and

U & I Thai

33261 1 Ave, Mission

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram: @u_and_i_thai_

 

The media judges are:

 

Zahra Alani

Radio & Television personality. Weather Anchor at CTV News.

Twitter: @ZahraAlani

 

Sonia Beeksma

Weather/Traffic Anchor, Community Calendar Host, Feature Stories Reporter @globalbc

Twitter: @SoniaBeeksma

 

David Peng

Blogger at Picky Diners and Vancouver Foodie Pulse

Twitter: @pickydiner

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Sangria Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from September 1-25, 2016 http://vancouverfoodster.com/sangria-challenge/