Spaghetti Challenge Winners 2016

The  Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge was a success featuring 6 spaghetti creations from restaurants around Vancouver, West Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Mission and Langley. Each restaurant featured their spaghetti creation from October 5-30, 2016. 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: Stephanie Yuen, Corey Basso and Ed Lau.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

Spaghetti Rucola

Spaghetti Rucola 

Price: $18

Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Description:  Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula

Offered: All the time

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583

Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com

Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram: @aperokitchen

Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

2nd Place:

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Price: $19

Description: San Marzano pomodoro, Guanciale (pork jowl), pecorino Romano, freshly cracked pepper

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  available lunch and dinner –  11:30 – 3:00    5:00 to closing

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr

Carmine Paradiso

Carmine Paradiso

3rd Place:

Ban Chok Dee

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Price: $15

Created by: Chefs Ladda Kayankarn, Thares Chanto and Parinya Loptson

Description:  A Combination of Thai Flavors including Aromatic Citrus, Creamy Coconut Milk, Crushed Roasted Peanuts and Mung Bean Paste to create a delectable Nam-Prik Sauce with Prawns and Scallops on top of light Woon Sen noodles to become…  Spaghetthai!  🙂

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Ban Chok Dee

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Price: $15

Created by: Chefs Ladda Kayankarn, Thares Chanto and Parinya Loptson

Description:  A Combination of Thai Flavors including Aromatic Citrus, Creamy Coconut Milk, Crushed Roasted Peanuts and Mung Bean Paste to create a delectable Nam-Prik Sauce with Prawns and Scallops on top of light Woon Sen noodles to become…  Spaghetthai!  🙂

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

Spaghetti Rucola

Spaghetti Rucola 

Price: $18

Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Description:  Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula

Offered: All the time

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583

Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com

Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram: @aperokitchen

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Kuma Izakaya

Seafood Tomato Cream Spaghetti

Seafood Tomato Cream Spaghetti

Price: $13.50

Created by: Chef Hyun Woo Kim

Description: Creamy tomato spaghetti served with garlic-sauteed mussels, squid, baby scallops, and shrimps. Finished with chili powder, parmesan cheese, and  garlic chips.

served in hot stone pot.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily.

Kuma Izakaya

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-1177

Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @kuma_chef_kim

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

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

By: Richard Wolak