Vancouver Pasta Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pasta dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pasta creation just for this challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant will be featuring their pasta creation on their menu from October 3-27, 2019.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the pasta creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best pasta 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 #PastaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite pasta 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 night of it, visit 2 restaurants or more to share and taste the different pasta creations or go solo or with a friend – just remember to VOTE for your favourites between October 3-27, 2019. 

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

Orto Artisan Pasta

Octopus Affogato Spaghetti

Octopus Affogato Spaghetti

Price: $26

Created by:

Description: A seafood oriented Spaghetti dish with tomato, anchovy and capers.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203

Web: http://ortoartisanpasta.com/

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

 

Pizza Carano

Mushroom Pappardelle Pasta

Mushroom Pappardelle Pasta

Price: $22

Created by: Chef Trevor Hagenbuch

Description: A Sherry vinegar cream sauce with gourmet mixed Mushrooms including Lobster and Chanterelles, Pappardelle pasta, Pancetta, Shallots, Chilis, Garlic, Salt, Pepper and topped with Truffle oil and fresh Sage.

Offered: Daily 5-10pm

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270

Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/

Twitter: @PizzaCarano

Instagram @PizzaCarano

 

Robba Da Matti

Boscaiola

Boscaiola

Price: $18

Created by:

Description: A traditional northern Italian winter dish with fennel sausage and cream, a mix of gourmet mushrooms and peas.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner (Yaletown) and Dinner only (Westend)

Robba Da Matti

1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Phone:

Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/

Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

And

Robba Da Matti

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-423-3553

Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

Instagram @b.c.beerblog

 

Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Concierge Les Clefs d’Or Concierge

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

 

Yuki No

Blogger for Pekopekolife

Twitter: @Pekopekolife

Instagram: @pekopekolife

Make sure you pick up one of the Pasta Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from October 3-27, 2019 http://vancouverfoodster.com/pasta-challenge/