Sundae Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring 11 sundae creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 3-27, 2017. 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, Roanna Young, and Mimi Cheung

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a sundae creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place (tie):

{106 points}

I.ce Queen

Puddilicous

Price: $9.71

Created by: Karen Li

Description: Pudding ice cream rolls, topped with Caramel egg pudding, Cookie straw, Ferro Rocher

Type: Ice Cream

Offered: all day, everyday.

I.ce Queen

2967 West Broadway, Vancouver

And

2355-4000 No 3 Road, Richmond

Web: https://www.facebook.com/icqueenqueen/

Instagram: @icequeenqueen

Karen Li (left)

1st Place (tie):

{106 points}

Dolce Amore

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli Sundae

Price:$8

Created by: Gelatieri Daniela Grippo and Giancarlo Cusano

Description: highlighting culinary influences from our Italian-Canadian heritage. Our cannoli gelato is made with local organic milk, organic cane sugar, & fresh ricotta from Scardillo Cheese, with an added hint of orange zest. This rich & creamy gelato is layered with organic honey, caramelized Okanagan peaches, candied pecans in Canadian maple syrup, & topped with crushed Sicilian Cannoli shells & a chocolate drizzle. #CriminallyGood

Offered: all the time

Dolce Amore

1588 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 258-0006

Web: https://www.dolceamore.ca/

Twitter: @thegelatomafia

Instagram @thegelatomafia

Daniela Grippo

2nd Place:

{104 points}

Umaluma

Earth Sun and Stars

Price: $9.75

Created by: Ian Bruce and Head of R&D Andy

Description: It’s a combination of black vanilla with gold flakes, Akbar Mashti in a lava sea of chocolate and Amarena cherry swirl. The lava represents Earth, Akbar Mashti the sun and the black vanilla the stars in the sky.

Type: Plant-based ice cream

Offered: all the time.

Umaluma

235 East Pender Street, Vancouver

Tel:604 559 5862

Web: https://www.umaluma.com/

Twitter: @umalumagelato

Instagram @umalumagelato

Ian Bruce and Head of R&D Andy

3rd Place (tie):

{102 points}

Hugo’s Churros

Churro y Concha Sundae

Price: $12.50 (for two to share)

Created by: Dan Garcia

Description:  Vanilla bean gelato, two Churros, strawberry concha, cajeta drizzle and, whipping cream and cinnamon dusting.

Type: Gelato

Offered: All the time

Hugo’s Churros

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond

Web: http://hugoschurros.com/

Twitter: @Hugoschurros

Instagram: hugoschurros

Dan Garcia

3rd Place (tie):

{102 points}

Beyond Coffee

Summer Pavlova

Price: $4.75

Created by: Chef Genevieve Plishka

Description: meringue nest with lemon cream, topped with blueberry gelato and compote

Type: Gelato

Offered: All the time.

Beyond Coffee

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-687-0575

Web: http://www.century-plaza.com/beyond-coffee/

Twitter @dine_at_beyond

Instagram @beyond_coffee_vancouver

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:

I.ce Queen

Puddilicous

Price: $9.71

Created by: Karen Li

Description: Pudding ice cream rolls, topped with Caramel egg pudding, Cookie straw, Ferro Rocher

Type: Ice Cream

Offered: all day, everyday.

I.ce Queen

2967 West Broadway, Vancouver

And

2355-4000 No 3 Road, Richmond

Web: https://www.facebook.com/icqueenqueen/

Instagram: @icequeenqueen

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Tmix Tea & Dessert

Signature Bubble Waffle Pyramid Sundae

Price: $21.95 (serves 2-4 persons)

Created by: Kathy Tung

Description: 3 levels, alternating levels of bubble waffiles with 5 scoops of our homemade Artisan Ice cream, topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

Type: Ice Cream

Offered: all the time

Tmix Tea & Dessert

3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 707-0275

and

2790 West Broadway, Vancouver

and

4538 Kingsway, Burnaby

Web: http://www.tmixtea.com/

Twitter: @TmixTea

Instagram: tmixtea

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Dolce Amore

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli Sundae

Price:$8

Created by: Gelatieri Daniela Grippo and Giancarlo Cusano

Description: highlighting culinary influences from our Italian-Canadian heritage. Our cannoli gelato is made with local organic milk, organic cane sugar, & fresh ricotta from Scardillo Cheese, with an added hint of orange zest. This rich & creamy gelato is layered with organic honey, caramelized Okanagan peaches, candied pecans in Canadian maple syrup, & topped with crushed Sicilian Cannoli shells & a chocolate drizzle. #CriminallyGood

Offered: all the time

Dolce Amore

1588 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 258-0006

Web: https://www.dolceamore.ca/

Twitter: @thegelatomafia

Instagram @thegelatomafia

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

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Sundae creations! See all the 11 entries here. 

By: Richard Wolak