Vancouver Martini Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Martini Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over Metro Vancouver were invited to enter their Martini creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and bar will be featuring their Martini creations on their menu from April 7-May 1, 2022.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Martini creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #MartiniChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite martini creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Martini challenge posters at each of the participating restaurants and bars.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from April 7-May 1, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Martini creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

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

1927 Lobby Lounge

Hotel Georgia Laventini

Price: $20

Created by: Dawn Campbell

Description: Rosewood Hotel Georgia believes in the importance of rest, sleep and wellness.  To coincide with our Alchemy of Sleep philosophy, Lavender is the perfect ingredient for our Hotel Georgia Laventini

Ingredients: Empress Gin, Lavender bitters, Lavender syrup, Lemon juice, Lemon twist.

Available: All the time

1927 Lobby Lounge (inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia)

801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 682-5566

Web:https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge

Instagram @rosewoodhotelgeorgia

Robba da Matti

Casanova Martini

Price $12.50

Created by: the team

Description: Bourbon base with frangelico, Bailey’s and amaretto

Available: All the time

Robba Da Matti

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-423-3553

Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/

Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Food by Fanta

Botanical Garden Martini

Price: $16

Created by: Parinya Loptson

Description: Inspired flavours from Asia; Lemongrass & Ginger hand crafted gin fuses with Our Canadian Arctic botanical gin. The crisp flavour of freshly squeezed pomegranate. The alpine herbs and a nose of vanilla from Bianco Vermouth. Balancing all flavours with orange bitter and a touch of homemade lemongrass/ Kaffir lime spritz. Garnished with Caperberry and ginger candy; served in stemless martini glass on Arctic ice glass cube with flowers and leaves.

Ingredients: Whitley Neill Premium Gin (Lemongrass & Ginger), Ungava Canadian premium Gin, Martini Bianco Vermouth

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803

Web: https://foodbyfanta.com/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Robba da Matti

Espresso Martini

Price: $11

Created by: the team

Description: Espresso kahlua vodka

Available all the time

Robba Da Matti

1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Phone:(604) 558-1174

Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/

Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Robba da Matti

Nutella Martini

Price Created by: the team: $12

Description: Nutella, Vodka, Bailey’s in a secret recipe.

Available all the time

Robba Da Matti

112 Powell Street

Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/

Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Emma Clark

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @we.eat.vancity

Rebecca Coleman

Food Writer, Social Media, YouTuber and Cookbook Author

Twitter: @rebeccacoleman

Instagram @rebeccacoleman

Rose Lin

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram @with.rose.love

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