Eggs Benedict Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Eggs Benedict creation from August 8-31, 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: Tara Lee, Andrew Chan and Areta Wong

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 (tie):

{106 points}

Food by Fanta

Hidden Gold Benny

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

Description: A lightly poached egg wrapped inside a crunchy, deep-fried pork ball served on top of flavorful local bacon, lettuce and ham on a raft of herbal fries strips and asparagus. Topped with a red curry, basil, white wine hollandaise sauce.

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 11-3 pm

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web: www.FoodbyFanta.com

Instagram @foodbyfanta

 

1st Place (tie):

{106 points}

Ham and Eggman’s

Bratwurst Benny

Price: $16

Created by: Chef Kristian Leidig

Description: inspiration behind the dish is the chef’s German heritage. The base is a house made potato rösti, topped with beer braised onions, a house made bratwurst sausage patty, two poached eggs, grainy mustard hollandaise and flat leaf parsley. Served with hash browns.

Offered: all the time

Ham and Eggman’s

3883 Rupert Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 620-8942

Web: https://www.hamandeggmans.com/

Instagram @hamandeggmans

Chef Kristian Leidig

2nd Place:

{100 points}

Hendricks Resto-Lounge

Pulled Pork Benny

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Chris Savino

Description: Slow roasted pork shoulder with grilled bc peaches, smothered in a bourbon chipotle bbq sauce on cheddar cornbread with a lightly spiced hollandaise

Offered: Served during breakfast or brunch, daily.

Hendricks Resto-Lounge

433 Robson Street in The Westin Grand

Tel: 604-647-2521

Web: http://hendricksrestaurant.com/

Twitter: @hendricksyvr

Instagram: @hendricksyvr

Chef Chris Savino

3rd Place:

{98 points}

Douce Diner

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Benny

Price: $ 16.75

Created by: Chef Dawn Doucette

Description: In house Buttermilk Biscuits topped with Masa’s Smokehouse Sockeye Salmon, 2 poached Farm Eggs, and lathered with rich lemony Hollandaise. Served with in house ole school hashbrowns.

Offered: weekdays from 7am-3pm and weekends 8am-4pm.

Douce Diner

1490 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 980-2510

Web: http://doucediner.com/

Instagram @doucediner

Chef Dawn Doucette

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Hendricks Resto-Lounge

Pulled Pork Benny

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Chris Savino

Description: Slow roasted pork shoulder with grilled bc peaches, smothered in a bourbon chipotle bbq sauce on cheddar cornbread with a lightly spiced hollandaise

Offered: Served during breakfast or brunch, daily.

Hendricks Resto-Lounge

433 Robson Street in The Westin Grand

Tel: 604-647-2521

Web: http://hendricksrestaurant.com/

Twitter: @hendricksyvr

Instagram: @hendricksyvr

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Douce Diner

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Benny

Price: $ 16.75

Created by: Chef Dawn Doucette

Description: In house Buttermilk Biscuits topped with Masa’s Smokehouse Sockeye Salmon, 2 poached Farm Eggs, and lathered with rich lemony Hollandaise. Served with in house ole school hashbrowns.

Offered: weekdays from 7am-3pm and weekends 8am-4pm.

Douce Diner

1490 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 980-2510

Web: http://doucediner.com/

Instagram @doucediner

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

C Market Coffee

The Porco Rosso

Price: $14

Created by: Executive Chef, Ru Lee

Description: Our Porco Rosso Benedict is a Korean-style, Spicy Pork Eggs Benedict, infused with a touch of Italian flavour. Toasted english muffin layered with romaine lettuce, spicy pork, and a poached egg (or however you like your eggs!). It’s complemented with our housemade, golden hollandaise sauce and crispy onions. The Porco Rosso is served with hash, fresh fruit,  and house special pickles.

Offered: All the time

C Market Coffee

111 – 100 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam

Tel:(604) 474-2026

Web: https://cmarket.ca/word/

Instagram @cmarket_coffee

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

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

By: Richard Wolak