Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster 4th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Richmond, and Langley.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 5-28, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge.
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: Alyssa Dawson, Sean Neild, Tara Lee and Dennis Pang

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Nomad Vancouver

Crispy Duck PoutineCrispy Duck Poutine

Crispy Duck Poutine

Created by: Chef Ryan Reed

Description: szechwan peppercorn gravy, black garlic and chili marinated squeeky curds.

Nomad Restaurant

3950 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-708-8525

Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/

Twitter: @nomad_vancouver

 

2nd Place:

Linh Cafe

Poutine BreakfastPoutine Breakfast

Poutine Breakfast

Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen

Description: Poached egg, Swiss Cheese, Black Forest Ham, Peppercorn Gravy, Hand cut Fries.

Linh Cafe

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-4668

Web: http://linhcafe.com/

Twitter: @LinhCafeVan

 

3rd Place:

Ban Chok Dee

Thai-nado PoutineThai-nado Poutine

Thai-nado Poutine

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Description:  Tornado potato skewers with spinach-lentil-coconut gravy. Served with pork ginger rice balls and topped with fresh ginger, mint, basil, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Sprinkled with shredded lime leaves.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

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

 

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

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Bogart’s Bar

Duck Confit PoutineDuck Confit Poutine

Duck Confit Poutine

Created by: Chef Pascal Morin

Description: Flavourful, mouth watering, perfect combination of meat,
cheese and gravy.

Bogart’s Bar

121 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3578

Twitter: @BogartsonRobson

Web: http://www.bogartsbar.ca/

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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Ban Chok Dee

Thai-nado PoutineThai-nado Poutine

Thai-nado Poutine

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Description:  Tornado potato skewers with spinach-lentil-coconut gravy. Served with pork ginger rice balls and topped with fresh ginger, mint, basil, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Sprinkled with shredded lime leaves.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

3rd Place People’s Choice:

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American Grille

American Southern Comfort American Southern Comfort

American Southern Comfort 

Created by: Chef Jaspere Regalado

Description: Sweet potato waffle fries, Andouille sausage gravy, grated smoked cheddar, topped with a Sunnyside egg and green onion.

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://americangrille.blogspot.ca/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR
The full list of participating restaurants can be found here
http://vancouverfoodster.com/2015/02/05/vancouver-foodster-4th-annual-poutine-challenge/

About Vancouver Foodster
Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food and drink challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!

 

Valerie van der Gracht

About Valerie van der Gracht

I am a Boomer, mom, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Freelance blogger for HelloVanCity.com and VancouverIslandStyle.com. Connect @Valvdg @MyVanCity

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