Pasta Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 3-27, 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:  Rick Green, Shelley Hayashi 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 pasta creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{100 points}

Orto Artisan Pasta

Octopus Affogato Spaghetti

Price: $26

Created by: Chef Daigo

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

Chef Daigo

2nd Place:

{96 points}

Robba Da Matti

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

3rd Place:

{84 points}

Pizza Carano

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

 

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Robba Da Matti

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

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Pizza Carano

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

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Orto Artisan Pasta

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

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

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

By: Richard Wolak