Tiramisu Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants and bakeries around Vancouver.  Each restaurant/bakery featured their creation on their menu from November 17 – December 11, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge.

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: Corey Basso, David Grange and Joe Leary

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Espresso Tiramisu with Amarena Cherries

Espresso Tiramisu with Amarena Cherries

Price: $9

Ingredients: mascarpone, eggs, sugar, lady fingers, kahlua, brandy, cocoa powder, espresso

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  all the time

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr

Carmine Paradiso

2nd Place:

Italia Bakery

Coffee Pumpkin Tiramisu Slice

Coffee Pumpkin Tiramisu Slice

Price: $2.99

Description: Almond opera sponge soaked with a coffee liquor, filled with a pumpkin tiramisu topped with fresh whip dusted with cinnamon and pumpkin seeds.

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

 

3rd Place:

Pizza Carano

Classic Tiramisu with Orange Cocoanibs

Classic Tiramisu with Orange Cocoanibs

Price: $7

Description: House made orange chocolate lady fingers layered with espresso – marsala custard, orange-scented whipped cream, and candied orange-cocoanib crunch.

Created by: Chefs Mallorie Cook ,and Tristin Domonic Leroux

Offered: Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm, and Sunday, 4 to 9pm.

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270

Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/

Twitter: @PizzaCarano

 

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Pizza Carano

Classic Tiramisu with Orange Cocoanibs

Classic Tiramisu with Orange Cocoanibs

Price: $7

Description: House made orange chocolate lady fingers layered with espresso – marsala custard, orange-scented whipped cream, and candied orange-cocoanib crunch.

Created by: Chefs Mallorie Cook ,and Tristin Domonic Leroux

Offered: Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm, and Sunday, 4 to 9pm.

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270

Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/

Twitter: @PizzaCarano

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Ganache Patisserie

Tiramisu-Chocolat

Tiramisu-Chocolat

Price: $6.95

Description: Our Tiramisu-Chocolat has been a mainstay on our menu since we first opened and is our tiramisu in a cake form.  The Tiramisu-Chocolat is composed of a coffee mascarpone cream, 70% dark chocolate mousse, ladyfinger sponge cake and espresso syrup.

Ingredients: mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, eggs, sugar, espresso, coffee liqueur, 70% dark couverture, flour, gelatin

Created by Pastry Chef Peter Fong

Offered: all the time during store hours

Ganache Patisserie

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver

Telephone: 604-899-1098

Web: www.ganacheyaletown.com

Twitter: @ganacheyaletown

Instagram: ganacheyaletown

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Espresso Tiramisu with Amarena Cherries

Espresso Tiramisu with Amarena Cherries

Price: $9

Ingredients: mascarpone, eggs, sugar, lady fingers, kahlua, brandy, cocoa powder, espresso

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  all the time

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr

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

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

By: Richard Wolak