Vancouver Foodster 3rd Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 3rd Sangria Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their sangria creations on their menu from September 13 – October 7, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the sangria creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best sangria creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SangriaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite sangria creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more and taste the different sangria creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Sangria creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

The Rise Eatery

Hella-Pinot

Hella-Pinot

Price: $12

Created by: Joel Bennett – Bar Manager

Description: Enjoy a sangria concoction as fiery as it is refreshing. Poplar Grove Pinot Gris collides with Tequila Reposado infused with charred jalapeño pepper. We cool the heat with kiwi fruit, cucumber and juicy watermelon. Fever Tree Tonic provides the fizz and a sprinkle of passion fruit bubble bombs adds an extra burst of flavor. Finished with a dollop of our house made raspberry sorbet and a mouthwatering charred jalapeño pepper. A unique twist to the classic, Hella-Pinot is a tongue tingling taste sensation.

Ingredients: Poplar Grove Pinot Gris, Charred Jalapeño Infused Tequila Reposado, Kiwi Fruit, Watermelon, Cucumber, Fever Tree Tonic Water, Raspberry Sorbet, Charred Jalapeño, Mint Sprig, Passion Fruit Punch Bubble Bombs

Offered: All the time

The Rise Eatery

3121 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-8280

Web: http://theriseeatery.com/

Twitter @theriseeatery

Instagram @theriseeatery

 

Davie Dosa Company

Pomangria

Pomangria

Price: $8 Glass

Created by: Sharv Ramachandran

Description A refreshing blend of Indian inspired spices, Pom, Mango juice Sangria topped with Sparkling Wine, fresh fruits.

Ingredients list: Pom, Mango, Cinnamon, Ginger, Citric, Fresh Fruits, BC Sparkling and Red Wine

Offered: All the time

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5899

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

 

Moltaqa Restaurant

Oasis Sangria

Oasis Sangria

Price: $14

Created by: Mimo

Description:a Moroccan sangria served on a Moroccan tea tray.

Ingredients: Cognac, cointreau, orange juice, wine, Fresh fig, pomegranate seeds, apple, orange slices, Mint, cinnamon stick star anise garnish .

Offered: all the time

Moltaqa Restaurant

51 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 696-4055

Web: https://www.moltaqarestaurant.com/

Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver

 

Nomad Restaurant

Impeachment

Impeachment

Price: $

Created by: Matt Benevoili

Description: The Impeachment Sangria has bright tropical flavors, hints of floral and peppery notes with a warm yet refreshing finish.

Ingredients: blanco tequila, peach/apple/orange juice mix, lime, vanilla, Cab merlot (tap wine)

Offered: all the time

Nomad Restaurant

3950 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-708-8525

Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/

Twitter: @nomad_vancouver

Instagram @nomad_vancouver

 

Ban Chok Dee

Tropical Sangria

Tropical Sangria

Price: $10

Created by: Kelsey S.

Description: A sweet yet subtle Thai Fruit inspired Sangria.

Ingredients: mango juice, ychee juice, Soho lychee liquor, Vina Esmeralda Riesling, Lychee fruit pieces, lemon, lime and fresh strawberry, fresh mint & basil leaves meddled

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 459-8000

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

And

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram @banchokdeethai

 

The media judges are:

Zahra Alani
Radio & Television personality. Co-Host of Food Glorious Food podcast on CKNW.
Twitter: @ZahraAlani
Instagram @zahra.alani
Mary Sheridan
Food Blogger for her own Vancouver Bits and Bites Blog
Twitter: @MaryinVancity
Instagram @MaryinVancity
Maggi Mei
Blogger and Instagrammer
Twitter: 
Instagram: @magmei

Make sure you pick up one of the Sangria Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from September 13 – October 7, 2018 http://vancouverfoodster.com/sangria-challenge/