Pasta Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 5-29, 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:  Areta Wong, Bethany Ho and Joyce Lam

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 pasta creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{106.5 points}

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Crab Ravioli 

Price: $22

Description: Crab Ravioli with mascarpone, corn and a citrus beurre blanc

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  available all the time

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr

 

2nd Place:

{102 points}

Mosaic Grille

The Donald 

Price: $29

Created by: Mosaic team

Description: Smoked Fraser valley Duck Tortellini

Offered: Dinner only

Mosaic Grille

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   604-639-4768

Web:  https://vancouver.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Twitter:    @HyattVancouver

Instagram: @HyattVancouver

3rd Place:

{100 points}

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

Rigatoni Vecchia Romagna

Price: $20

Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Description:  Rigatoni with garlic, braised radicchio tossed in a brandy cream sauce and topped with crispy prosciutto and parmigiano.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday dinner after 5pm

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583

Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com

Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram: @aperokitchen

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

Rigatoni Vecchia Romagna

Rigatoni Vecchia Romagna

Price: $20

Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Description:  Rigatoni with garlic, braised radicchio tossed in a brandy cream sauce and topped with crispy prosciutto and parmigiano.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday dinner after 5pm

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583

Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com

Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram: @aperokitchen

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Crab Ravioli

Crab Ravioli 

 

Price: $22

Description: Crab Ravioli with mascarpone, corn and a citrus beurre blanc

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  available all the time

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods

Tagliatelle Paglia e Fieno

Tagliatelle Paglia e Fieno

Price: $19

Created by: Chef Angela

Description:  Fresh herb Rose Sauce with Proscuitto Cotto, and fresh mushrooms served with our homemade spinach and egg Tagliatelle! Buonissimo

Offered: From 11AM – 9PM, Tuesday through Saturday

Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley

Phone: 604.888.4104

Web: www.mangiaescappa.com

Twitter: @mangiaescappaif

Instagram: @mangiaescappaif

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

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

By: Richard Wolak