Vancouver Big Melt Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Big Melt Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their big melt creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their big melt creation on their menu from November 4-30, 2014.

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

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite big melt 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 day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different big melt creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

LISTEN HERE >>> The Big Melt Challenge was featured on Richard Wolak (aka Vanfoodster) Best and the Foodiest segment on CKNW 980 AM 

Here are the 6 big melt dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

 

Truffle Fine Foods Café

Moroccan Lamb Meatloaf

Moroccan Lamb Meatloaf

Moroccan Lamb Meatloaf

Price: $9

Created by: Chefs George Moutsos and Aaron Smith

Description: Our Moroccan Lamb Meatloaf is made of ground lamb, pan roasted carrots, onions, celery and garlic with hard herbs, mint and dried oregano. It is served with an apple & apricot pistachio chutney

Offered: Offered for lunch and early dinner (9am-5pm)

Truffle Fine Foods Cafe

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-505- 4961

Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café

Twitter: @trufflesfoods

 

 

Jacksons Meats & Deli

The Top Dawg

The Top Dawg

The Top Dawg

Price: $9.25

Created by: Chris and Shayna Jackson

Description: Toasted Ciabatta Bun with Aged White Cheddar, Nathan’s NY Hot Dog, Jackson’s House Made Chorizo Chili and Jackson’s House Made Aged Provolone Cheese Sauce

Offered: All day, everyday

Jacksons Meats & Deli

2214 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-738-6328

Web: http://www.jacksonsmeatanddeli.com/

Twitter:@Jacksons4thAve

 

Buckstop

 

Devils Dream Melt

Devils Dream Melt

Devils Dream Melt

Price: $12

Created by: Buckstop team

Description: It is served open faced on egg washed housemade sourdough. Smoked sirloin, onions and peppers in a bbq gravy wth Hoyne Devils Dream IPA, topped with melted emmenthal and mozzarella and finished with 2 pieces of tempura bacon.

Offered: Available 4:30pm til close every day.

Buckstop

833 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-2528

Web: http://buckstop.ca/

Twitter: @BuckstopDenman

 

The Meatery

The Duckwich!

The Duckwich

The Duckwich

Price: $12.99

Created by: Grant Mckay and Mark Jackson.

Description: Coffee cured and braised duck legs with Triple cream brie, Herbed orange aioli, Pickled onions, Arugula, Fennel slaw on Cranberry nut sourdough.

Offered: 11 am to 6 pm (7 days a week)

The Meatery

3108 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-980-1125

Web: http://themeatery.ca/

Twitter: @MeateryB2B

 

Beyond Bread Artisan Bakery

 

Monsieur Fondu

Monsieur Fondu

Monsieur Fondu

Price: $9.50

Created by: Pastry Chef – Daryl Lim

Description: Our version of the Croque Monsieur. Local caramelized onions deglazed with Riesling, See You Later Ranch – Okanagan Valley (Estates Wine Shop). Garlic confit with local rosemary and thyme. Praha ham (Oyama Sausage Co.) with a mornay sauce featuring Gruyere and Emmental cheeses (Benton Brothers). Our creation is completed with a torch to gratin a finishing layer of gruyere cheese on top of our organic sourdough Country Bread.

Offered: Monday – Friday from noon until 2pm

Beyond Bread Artisan Bakery

3686 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604 733 3931

Web: http://beyondbread.ca/

Twitter: @beyondbreadcafe

 

Cioffi’s Cucina

The Grande

The Grande

The Grande

Price: $8.99

Created by: Jeffery Siemens

Description: 10-hour Organic Braised Beef Shortrib Four Cheese Melt Panino (Provolone, Mozzarella, Fontina, & Parmesan) with Crispy Onions & Arugula

Offered:  Daily from 11 am until closing. Closing hours during the week are Mon-Thur 5:30, Friday 6:00, Saturday 5:00, & Sunday 3:00

Cioffi’s Cucina

4150 E Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 291-9373

Web: http://www.cioffisgroup.com/

Twitter @cioffiscucina

Make sure you pick up one of the Big Melt Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite Big Melt creations. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

https://vancouverfoodster.com/big-melt-challenge/

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Alyssa Dawson

Lifestyle host and producer. Host at Novus TV, blogger.

Twitter: @AlyssaCDawson

 

Aaron Alexander

Writer and Creator of BC BuzZ….Plus a film fanatic, music lover & lover of the arts!

Twitter: @aaronmalexander

 

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter