Ottawa, April 2nd 2019 – For its third edition, Ottawa highlighted the talent of the region’s best mixologists at MADE WITH LOVE™, the largest mixology competition in Canada. This Monday, eighteen audacious barchefs competed to offer not just the best, but the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd!
The eighteen regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in February, competed for the titles of Public’s Choice and Judge’s Choice in a truly festive and dynamic atmosphere.
The barchefs doubled with ingenuity so as to not let down the crowd of 850 cocktail enthusiasts who showed their love and support for the local bartending scene.
Who was crowned the great winner? For this very special edition in Ottawa, MADE WITH LOVE™ is proud to announce that Quinn Taylor, representing El Dorado won the Judge’s Choice award with her Campari-based cocktail, while Matthew Azevedo, representing Mati Ottawa, won the Public’s Choice award with his Ungava Gin-based cocktail.
This well-deserved victory will bring these two barchefs to compete against the best Canadian mixologists at the MADE WITH LOVE™ finale in May 2019, where both finalists will try to bring home the title of Canada’s best barchef!
Quinn Taylor’s winning recipe:
Campari Field Forever
Homemade Kaffir lime & pink peppercorn syrup
Passionfruit Prosyro Syrup
Ms. Better’s Kaffir Lime Bitters
Ms. Better’s Green Strawberry Bitters
Food pairing: Chilled pea, corn & crab
Matthew Azevedo’s winning recipe:
Red Prince Apple Juice with adjusted pH
Maple, Pecan & Sage Syrup
Sage infused with Sunflower Seed Oil
Food Pairing: Apple Maple Pecan Puff Pastry, with a Goat Cheese and Ricotta Whip
Congratulations to all competitors and thank you to our valued partners!