Vancouver Crepe Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Crepe Challenge was another success featuring crepe creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their crepe creation from June 26 – July 19, 2018. 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, Tara Lee and David Grange.

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 crepe creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{105 points}

Chouchou Crepes

Madame Vava de Marseille

Price : $10

Created by: Chef/Owner: Nathalie Galin

Madame Vava de Marseille is one of the favourite at Chouchou crêpes food truck.  As traditional recipes travel through generation, chouchou crêpe is truly Brittany style, inspired by my Bretonne grand-Mother Marie. This creation is an explosion of flavours, that remind you the South of France, with the pesto, goat cheese and Tapenade. The crêpe has this seductive texture, crispy on the edges and fondant on the inside. Come and enjoy this truly inspiring Frenchy experience.

Offered: all the time

Chouchou Crepes

Foodtruck

110 Water Street (Gastown) and other locations tba

Web: http://www.chouchoucrepes.com/home.html

Instagram @chouchoucrepes

 

2nd Place

{104 points}

Me + Crepe

Deluxe Peking Duck Crepe

Price: $12.95

Created by: Me + Crepe team

Description: Our Crepe (Jian Bing) originates from the streets of Northern China hundreds of years ago. It is now one of the most popular grab-and-go breakfast you can find all around China. The original Crepe includes an egg, mixed wheat/bean flour, green onion, cilantro, and some times simple fillings like lettuce and fried fritter. Beijing Duck has been a signature Chinese dish for hundreds of years for foreigners of China. The carefully selected and raised duck is barbecued to perfection using applewood and then sliced by professional chief into thin pieces so that the skin and the meat of the duck remain in one piece.

Inspired by these two famous traditional Chinese dishes, and a little twist of Vancouver, Me and Crepe has created an unique savoury crepe dish that provides nutritional energy and deliciousness for a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. The sizzling barbecued Beijing Duck, cucumber, corn, green onion and special home-made bean paste cause is wrapped inside our traditional Chinese Crepe. The Crepe is made of mixed bean flour that is both nutritional and adds different layers of taste. An egg is then added on top of the crepe, combined with onions and cilantro, and then flipped to heat up to bring out the flavour. An choice of Chinese donut or fried fritter can be added with the Beijing Duck as a perfect partner to fill up your morning hunger.  You will be able to taste hundreds of years of the Chinese chefs’ legacy in just one bite of this uniquely created Chinese fusion savoury crepe.

Offered: From 8:30am until 2:30pm Monday-Friday

Me + Crepe

128-8531 Alexandra Rd, Richmond

589 West Pender Street, Vancouver

27-4429 Kingsway, Burnaby

2-555 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

Web: http://www.meandcrepe.com/

Instagram @meandcrepe

Jason Li

3rd Place

{100 points)

Atlas Steak & Fish

Tableside Flambéed Blood Orange Crepes Suzette

Price: $9 per person, minimum 2 per order.

Created by: Pastry chef Candice Low

Description: French crepe filled with pastry cream, flambéed tableside with gran marnier.

Offered: Available at dinner only

Atlas Steak & Fish

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 453-0776

Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/

Instagram @atlasburnaby

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Japanese Crepe SASUKE

Half & Half with Green Tea Ice Cream

Price: $7.50

Created by: Tomohiro Sato

Description: Fresh Strawberry & Banana with Fresh Whipping Cream and Green Tea Ice Cream are wrapped by a special dough

Offered: all the time during Richmond Night Market hours.

Japanese Crepe SASUKE

8351 River Road, Richmond

(inside the Richmond Night Market)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/Japanese-Crepe-Sasuke-Richmond-Night-Market-106974516058610/

Instagram @japanese_crepe_sasuke

2nd Place Peoples Choice

Casablanca Crepe

Casablanca Cheesecake Crepe

Price: $7.95

Created by: Samy Moulay

Description: a creative new style of healthy and crispy Crepe involving Moroccan style Crepe, homemade cheesecake made of homemade Moroccan cheese (Jben), served with a zero sugar chocolate mousse and dark chocolate sauce.

Offered: all the time

Casablanca Crepe

1610 Robson St, unit 108, Vancouver

Web: http://www.casablancacrepedelivery.ca

Instagram: @casablancacrepe

3rd Place People’s Choice

Atlas Steak & Fish

Tableside Flambéed Blood Orange Crepes Suzette

Price: $9 per person, minimum 2 per order.

Created by: Pastry chef Candice Low

Description: French crepe filled with pastry cream, flambéed tableside with gran marnier.

Offered: Available at dinner only

Atlas Steak & Fish

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 453-0776

Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/

Instagram @atlasburnaby

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

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

By: Richard Wolak