Vancouver Foodster 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 5-29, 2017.

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 5-29, 2017. 

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

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

Rigatoni Vecchia Romagna

Rigatoni Vecchia Romagna

Price: $20

Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Description:  Rigatoni with garlic, braised radicchio tossed in a brandy cream sauce and topped with crispy prosciutto and parmigiano.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday dinner after 5pm

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583


Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram: @aperokitchen


Mosaic Grille

The Donald

The Donald 

Price: $29

Created by: Mosaic team

Description: Smoked Fraser valley Duck Tortellini

Offered: Dinner only

Mosaic Grille

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   604-639-4768


Twitter:    @HyattVancouver

Instagram: @HyattVancouver


Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Crab Ravioli

Crab Ravioli 


Price: $22

Description: Crab Ravioli with mascarpone, corn and a citrus beurre blanc

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  available all the time

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220


Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr


Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods

Tagliatelle Paglia e Fieno

Tagliatelle Paglia e Fieno

Price: $19

Created by: Chef Angela

Description:  Fresh herb Rose Sauce with Proscuitto Cotto, and fresh mushrooms served with our homemade spinach and egg Tagliatelle! Buonissimo

Offered: From 11AM – 9PM, Tuesday through Saturday

Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley

Phone: 604.888.4104


Twitter: @mangiaescappaif

Instagram: @mangiaescappaif


Our Media judges for this challenge are:


Areta Wong

Blogger of Foodgressing

Twitter: @foodgressing

Instagram: @foodgressing


Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own Vanfoodies

Twitter: @vanfoodies

Instagram: @vanfoodies


Bethany Ho

Blogger of Bites of Vancouver

Twitter: @bitesofvancity

Instagram @bitesofvancouver


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 5-29, 2017

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