Vancouver Lasagna Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Lasagna Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their lasagna dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special lasagna creation just for this challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant will be featuring their lasagna creation on their menu from February 6-29, 2020.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the lasagna 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 #LasagnaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media mentions during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite lasagna 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 lasagna creations or go solo or with a friend – just remember to VOTE for your favourites between February 6-29, 2020.

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

Artusi Restaurant

Passion of the Porcini

Passion of the Porcini

Price: $22

Created by Chef Delbert Cirfera

Description: Artusi cuisine embraces inspirations from the history of Italian regional recipes. While modern lasagna made with Ragù dates back to the late 19th century, using cream and mushroom in lasagna recipes dates back as far as the 13th century. With this historical inspiration, Chef Cirfera designed a dish with comforting winter flavours in mind – blending earthy and delicious Porcini mushrooms, nuts and rosemary with cream, wine and cheese – into a rich and decadent contemporary style of dish. This is Artusi.

Offered: Monday – Saturday Lunch and dinner (closed Sunday)

Artusi Restaurant

412 6th Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 553-9922


Instagram @artusirestaurant


Ragazzi Pizza

Vegetariano Lasagna

Vegetariano Lasagna

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Paul Teixeira

Description: The perfect Blend of spinach and ricotta layered between a Marinara sauce slow cooked to perfection smothered in mozzarella and parmesan cheese served with a piece of garlic focaccia made with our award winning pizza dough.

Offered:  Tuesday – Sunday all the time (closed Monday)

Ragazzi Pizza

2996 E. 22nd Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-433-2235


Twitter:   @RagazziPizza

Instagram: @ragazzipizza



Porcini Lasagne

Porcini Lasagne

Price: $16

Created by: Chef Jesse Jobin

Description: 5 layers of Porcini, rapini, ricotta, fior di latte and Bechamel, topped with fresh grated parmesan after the oven

Offered: Daily from 11:30am to close.


265 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 876-6333


Instagram @sprezzatura_van


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo


Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei


David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger


Make sure you pick up one of the Lasagna Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from February 6-29, 2020 

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