MADE WITH LOVE VANCOUVER’S REGIONAL FINALS 2017
Exquisite cocktails and raw talent for a fifth edition!
Vancouver, September 26th, 2017 – Once again this year, Vancouver highlighted the talent of the region’s best mixologists at MADE WITH LOVE™, the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada.This Monday, audacious Barchefs competed to offer not just the best, but the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd at the classic and elegant venue that is the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
The regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in July, competed for the titles of Public’s Choice and Judges’ Choice in an atmosphere that awakened the senses. The Barchefs doubled with ingenuity so as not to let down the crowd of 300 cocktail lovers who showed their love and support to the local bartending scene.
Who was crowned the great winner? For this very special edition in YVR, MADE WITH LOVE™ is proud to announce that Chelsea Rose Schulte, representing Cocktails and canapes, won the Judges’ Choice award with her Woodford Reserve Bourbon-based cocktail, while Dylan Williams, representing the Westin Bayshore, won the Public’s Choice award with his Ungava Gin-based cocktail. A special mention was given to Sam Hirano from Brandywine Bartending School who won the Apprentice competition.
This well-deserved victory will bring these two Barchefs to compete against the best Canadian mixologists at the MADE WITH LOVE™ finale in May 2018. Both finalists will try to bring home the title of Canada’s best Barchef, along with a trip to one of our partner’s distilleries.
Official competition results:
Apprentice competition: Sam Hirano – Brandywine Bartending
Chelsea Rose Schulte’s winning recipe:
Zenyatta (Lady’s secret stakes)
Woodford reserve Bourbon
Fresh pineapple juice
Brown butter pecan orgeat
Linnaeus Amaro bitters
Spruce tip mist
Food pairing: Grilled pineapple and candied pecans
Dylan Williams’ winning recipe:
Grand fir, mandarin peel & yuzu syrup
Ms Betters Orange tree bitters
Ms Betters Cypress bowl bitters
Food Pairing: Hotdogs, Northern Juniper Fried Onions, Wild berry Mustard & Rosehip Relish