Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Creme Brulee Challenge

After a successful Mac and Cheese challenge comes more comfort food and the focus this time is on dessert, here is our 1st Creme Brulee Challenge featuring 9 restaurants and bakeries in Vancouver that runs from April 11-30, 2014.

Participating restaurants are showcasing Creme Bruilee dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these restaurants and bakeries during the challenge period .

For the second time with this challenge, we will now have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants/bakeries and order the creme brulee dishes and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:

Stephanie YuenFood Writer. Author. Broadcaster. Blogger for many publications including her own

Twitter: @stephyuenyuen

Karl Kliparchuk

Wine, Food & Travel Writer for his own

Twitter: @MyWinePal

Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own

Twitter: @vanfoodies

Jeremy Inglett

Food Blogger for his own

Twitter: @JeremyInglett

These are just some of the unique Creme Brulee creations in this challenge
Catch 122

krehm brio-LAY
krehm brio-LAY

“krehm broo-LAY”

Price: $7

Description: Cointreau custard, sugar biscuit, lavender meringue, pineapple, mint

Created by: Chef Ian Errington

Offered: all the time

Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-3474


Twitter: @catch122

Cafe One

Banana Choconutty Crème Brule

Banana Choconutty Crème Brule

Price: $6

Created by: Pastry Chef Gabriela Gandolfo

Offered: All Day

Cafe One (inside Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver Hotel)

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604 893 7205


Twitter: @WallCentreHotel
The Bakeshop

Salted Honey Creme Brûlée
Salted Honey Creme Brûlée

Salted Honey Creme Brûlée

Price- $4.75

Created by: Meg Reed

Description: Flaky pastry filled with creamy earl grey creme, finished with a crispy layer of bruleed honey and rock salt

Offered: Tuesday – Friday  8am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

The Bakeshop

4021 MacDonald Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-762-2471


Twitter:  @VanBakeshop

Novo Pizzeria

Toasted Hazelnut Creme Brûlée
Toasted Hazelnut Creme Brûlée

Toasted Hazelnut Creme Brûlée

Price: $8

Description: Frangelico Ganache, rosemary & pine nut cookies, orange granita

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso and Charles Richard

Available:  All the time

Novo Pizzeria

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:    (604) 736-2220


Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria


The full list of participating restaurants/bakeries can be found here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Creme Brulee dishes,at the participating restaurants and bakeries keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Creme Brulee creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from April 11-30, 2014

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Creme Brulee creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants/bakeries and their creme brulee dishes on May 2, 2014.

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 challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!


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