Sundae Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster 5th annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring sundae creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 1-25, 2019. 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: Deanna Woo , Roanna Young and Yuki No.

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:

{99 points}

Food by Fanta

WTH!? Sundae

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

Description: We started by going back to my childhood memories from Thailand with a “Ruam-Mit” shaved ice dessert that always came with a variety of toppings! We turned it into a sundae following the same ideas but we used a variety of 5 different homemade ice cream flavors with over 10 variety of flavorful toppings – all combined onto a crunchy puff pastry tray. Bring a friend!

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 11-3 pm

Food by Fanta at BCD Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web: https://bcdacademy.ca/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

 

2nd Place:

{97 points}

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream

Eton Mess Ice Cream Sundae

Price: $8

Created by: Ian Widgery

Description: Cold, Soft, Crisp & Sweet. That’s the multi textual summer sundae this summer from Welcome Parlour. Seasonal berries, crisp fresh Meringue, sweet creme anglaise Ice Cream covered in fresh cream with a hint of vanilla.

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

and

125 Victory Ship Way #126 (The Shipyards)

Twitter: @welcomeparlour 

Instagram @welcomeparlour

Ian Widgery

3rd Place:

{95 points}

The Praguery

MR. BERRY

Price: $10

Created by: The Praguery Team

Description: Freshly baked Prague Cones filled with house-made berry filling, vanilla soft serve and topped with house-made raspberry sauce

Type: Freshly Baked Pastry & Soft serve ice cream

Offered: All the time

The Praguery Gastown Store & Food Trucks

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Trucks Schedule https://streetfoodapp.com/vancouver/the-praguery

Web: https://praguery.com/

Instagram @thepraguery

Facebook: thepraguery

Jaroslav Mestka

 

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:

Uno Gelato

Locura Tropical

Price: $9.50

Created by: Gelaterie Maestro Andres Bermudez

Description: Inspired from a classic dessert from Colombia, this elegant version has fruit salad in the bottom mixed with homemade vanilla yogourt and mozzarella cheese, giving the perfect balance between salty and sweet with Black sour cherry sauce.  Frutto di Bosco gelato with fresh berries from the Fraser Valley topped with chocolate crisp pearls and white-dark chocolate rhombus.

Offered: All the time

Uno Gelato

2579 Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 733-5884

Web: https://www.unogelato.com/

Twitter @unogelatoyvr

Instagram @unogelato.yvr

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Kumme Café

Cool Me Kumme Sundae

Price: $5.50

Created by: Heidi

Description: Summer vibes with coconut and mango ice cream topped with fresh mango cubes and coconut jelly, mango star jelly, & mango popping boba.

Offered: all the time

4)    Ingredients: Coconut and Mango ice cream, Mango star jelly, Coconut jelly, Mango popping boba

Kumme Cafe

1610 Robson Street, Unit 104

Tel: (604) 559-6600

Web: https://www.kummecafe.com/

Instagram @kummecafe

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

The Praguery

MR. BERRY

Price: $10

Created by: The Praguery Team

Description: Freshly baked Prague Cones filled with house-made berry filling, vanilla soft serve and topped with house-made raspberry sauce

Type: Freshly Baked Pastry & Soft serve ice cream

Offered: All the time

The Praguery Gastown Store & Food Trucks

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Trucks Schedule https://streetfoodapp.com/vancouver/the-praguery

Web: https://praguery.com/

Instagram @thepraguery

Facebook: thepraguery

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