Mojito Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Mojito Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Metro Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from May 9 – June 2, 2019 and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge for their People’s Choice favourites.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{102 points}

Ban Chok Dee

The Passionate Mojito

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description:  A refresh of the sparkling summer drink by harmonizing the exotic flavors of passionfruit and peach with the freshness of mint and lime.

Ingredients: Sailer Jerry Rum, Baccadi Lemon, Passion Fruit Ice Balls, Peach juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Mint, Mint Syrup, Peach Sparkling Water , Marshmallow to garnish

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram @banchokdeethai

and

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 459-8000

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

Chef Parinya Loptson

2nd Place:

{80 points}

Davie Dosa Company

Blueberry Mojito

Price: $10

Created by: Sharv Ramachandran

Description: 2oz Bacardi light, Blueberry Mint Sweet Citrus Mix topped up with club soda

Ingredients list:

Offered: All the time

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5899

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

 

3rd Place:

{74 points}

Moltaqa Restaurant

Mojito Marrakech 

Price: $9

Created by: Mimo

Description: Traditional Moroccan tea transformed to refreshing Mojito, feel the breeze of Mediterranean with every sip, Moltaqa makes you feel like you are on vacation far far away.

Ingredients: Flor de Cana rum, Moroccan Ice mint tea, Mint, Lime, Orange blossom, Pomegranate, Cinnamon

Offered: all the time

Moltaqa Restaurant

51 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 696-4055

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

Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver

Mimo

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Davie Dosa Company

Blueberry Mojito

Price: $10

Created by: Sharv Ramachandran

Description: 2oz Bacardi light, Blueberry Mint Sweet Citrus Mix topped up with club soda

Ingredients list:

Offered: All the time

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5899

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Ban Chok Dee

The Passionate Mojito

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description:  A refresh of the sparkling summer drink by harmonizing the exotic flavors of passionfruit and peach with the freshness of mint and lime.

Ingredients: Sailer Jerry Rum, Baccadi Lemon, Passion Fruit Ice Balls, Peach juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Mint, Mint Syrup, Peach Sparkling Water , Marshmallow to garnish

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram @banchokdeethai

and

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 459-8000

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Moltaqa Restaurant

Mojito Marrakech 

Price: $9

Created by:

Description: Traditional Moroccan tea transformed to refreshing Mojito, feel the breeze of Mediterranean with every sip, Moltaqa makes you feel like you are on vacation far far away.

Ingredients: Flor de Cana rum, Moroccan Ice mint tea, Mint, Lime, Orange blossom, Pomegranate, Cinnamon

Offered: all the time

Moltaqa Restaurant

51 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 696-4055

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

Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver

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.

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: David Peng, Jacqueline Chui and Richard Wolak

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

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Mojito creations!

By: Richard Wolak