Sundae Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster 4th annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring sundae creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 2-26, 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: David Grange, Deanna Woo and Emily Cheng

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:

{108 points}

Cremino Gelato & Caffè

Insalata Sundae

Price: $8.99

Created by: The team

Description: We’ll be serving an Organic Avocado Sorbetto, with roasted salted pecans, 15 year old balsamic IGP reduction from Modena, Italy, pesto pistachio (Virgin Olive Oil, organic Basil, and Pistachio from Sicily), Lemon zest, and dried cranberries.

Type: Gelato

Offered: all the time

Cremino Gelato & Caffè

11968 224 Street, Maple Ridge

Tel: (778) 572-0201

Web:https://www.creminogelatocaffe.com/

Instagram @creminogelatocaffe

 

2nd Place:

{106 points}

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

Babà D’oro

Price: $9.75

Created by: Chef Giorgia Zanone

Description: Artigianale Rum Raisin and Fior di Latte gelato, Rum Baba, Caramelized local Nectarines & Turbinado Crumbs.

Type: Gelato

Offered: All the time

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

1222 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 694-0108

Web: https://www.dorogc.com/

Twitter: @dorogc

Instagram @dorogc

and

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

1094 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 647-6638

Web:https://www.dorogc.com/

Twitter: @dorogc

Instagram @dorogc

Chef Giorgia Zanone and Owner, Kristina Sonney

3rd Place (tie):

{102 points}

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

Mexican Sundae

Price: $9.50

Created by: Dan Garcia

Description: with churros, cashews and spicy guajillo peppers.

Type: Ice cream

Offered: All the time

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

19151 Fraser Highway, Surrey

Tel:778-547-8835

Web:www.hugosmexicanfood.com

Instagram @hugosmexicankitchen

and

Hugo’s Tacos & Churros

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond

Web: http://hugoschurros.com/

Twitter: @Hugoschurros

Instagram: @hugoschurros

And

Hugo’s Mexican Food

7101 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack

Instagram @hugosmexicankitchen

 

3rd Place (tie):

{102 points}

I.ce Queen

Mr. Ube

Price: $8.75

Created by: Elliott Kan

Description: Mr Ube, made from home made ube halaya, which consists of fresh purple yam, condensed milk,butter brown sugar, and evaporating milk. Finally we finish it with homemade mochi,oreo,dark chocolate waffle and our signature hazelnut whipped cream.

Type: Ice cream

Offered: All the time

Type: Ice Cream

I.ce Queen

2967 West Broadway, Vancouver

And

2355-4000 No 3 Road, Richmond

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

Instagram: @icequeenqueen

 

3rd Place (tie):

{102 points}

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream

The 24k Sour Cherry Chocolate Sundae

Price:$8

Created by:Ian Widgery

Description: Handcrafted natural sour cherry chocolate ice cream, sour cherry compote, ground graham crackers & layered with custom natural chocolate fudge drizzle. Topped with toasted marshmallow, whip, maraschino cherry, sprinkles and edible gold leaf. 24k Magic Indeed .

Type: Ice cream

Offered: All the time

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream

277 8th St E, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 408-7481

Web:http://welcomeparlour.com/

Twitter: @welcomeparlour 

Instagram @welcomeparlour

 

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:

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

Babà D’oro

Price: $9.75

Created by: Chef Giorgia Zanone

Description: Artigianale Rum Raisin and Fior di Latte gelato, Rum Baba, Caramelized local Nectarines & Turbinado Crumbs.

Type: Gelato

Offered: All the time

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

1222 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 694-0108

Web: https://www.dorogc.com/

Twitter: @dorogc

Instagram @dorogc

and

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

1094 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 647-6638

Web:https://www.dorogc.com/

Twitter: @dorogc

Instagram @dorogc

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

ZenQ

Monster Ice Bubble Tea Sundae

Pice: $13.50

Createed by: ZenQ BC Team

Description: This is an elevated shaved ice dessert version of the popular bubble tea beverage. The creation is a dual layered creamy ‘monster’ ice featuring rich matcha and milk tea flavours. Enjoy the chewiness of the boba pearls with the softness of the creamy shaved ice to experience a sensational taste. Our signature Q balls are included for an extra level of satisfaction.

Type: Shaved ice and ice cream

Offered: All the time

ZenQ

495 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 321-8628

Web: http://zenqbc.com/

Instagram @zenqbc

and

ZenQ

4569 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel:604-294-0072

Web: http://zenqbc.com/

Instagram @zenqbc

And

ZenQ

#130 – 3471 No. 3 Rd, Richmond

Tel:604-284-2888

Web:http://zenqbc.com/

Instagram @zenqbc

and

ZenQ

#21 – 2755 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam

Tel:778-285-1825

Web: http://zenqbc.com/

Instagram @zenqbc

 

3rd Place People’s Choice (tie):

I.ce Queen

Mr. Ube

Price: $8.75

Created by: Elliott Kan

Description: Mr Ube, made from home made ube halaya, which consists of fresh purple yam, condensed milk,butter brown sugar, and evaporating milk. Finally we finish it with homemade mochi,oreo,dark chocolate waffle and our signature hazelnut whipped cream.

Type: Ice cream

Offered: All the time

Type: Ice Cream

I.ce Queen

2967 West Broadway, Vancouver

And

2355-4000 No 3 Road, Richmond

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

Instagram: @icequeenqueen

 

3rd Place People’s Choice (tie):

Nuvola Gelato e Dolci

Nuvola’s Delight

Price: $6.75

Created by: Gelaterie Maestro Giorgio Barassi

Type: Gelato

Description: This is my version of the Sundae spirit. A hazelnut gelato (not ice-cream) flavour with a caramel heart and dark chocolate drizzle. All drowned in a Espresso shot (Caffe’ Umbria) with some brown rice cacao crisp (Gluten free). (Decaffeinated option available). Served in a 8oz. Cup.

Offered:  All the time.

Nuvola Gelato e Dolci

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Web: http://www.nuvolagelato.com/index.html

Twitter @nuvola_gelato

Instagram: nuvolagelatoedolci

Thank you to all the 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 entries here. 

By: Richard Wolak