Montreal, November 26th 2019 – For its 11th edition, Montreal highlighted the talent of the region’s best mixologists at MADE WITH LOVE™, the largest mixology competition in Canada. This Monday, twenty audacious bartenders competed to offer not just the best, but the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd!

The twenty regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in May, competed for the titles of Public’s Choice and Judge’s Choice in a truly festive and dynamic atmosphere.

The bartenders doubled with ingenuity so as to not let down the crowd who showed their love and support for the local bartending scene.

The winners? For this very special edition in Calgary, MADE WITH LOVE™ is proud to announce that Claudia Doyon, representing Le Coureur des Bois, Bistro Gourmand de Beloeil, won the Judges’ Choice award with her Jura Whisky-based cocktail, while  Simon Bertrand-Girard, representing  Les Enfants Terribles de Laval, won the Public’s Choice award with his Southern Comfort-based cocktail.

This well-deserved victory will bring these two bartenders to compete against the best Canadian mixologists at the MADE WITH LOVE™ finale in May 2020, where both finalists will try to bring home the title of Canada’s best bartender!

Official competition results:

Juges’ Choice
1. Claudia Doyon – Le Coureur des Bois Bistro Gourmand
2. Johanna Dhont – Restaurant Henri Brasserie Française
3. Laurent Lefebvre – Restaurants Europea

Public’s Choice
1. Simon Bertrand-Girard – Les Enfants Terribles
2. Ghislain Bouquier – Crowd Bar & Flair
3. Claudia Doyon – Le Coureur des Bois Bistro Gourmand

Claudia Doyon’s winning recipe:

Dehors Novembre
Jura Whisky
Sirop de noix de noyer
Écume de citrouille lacto-fermentée

Food Pairing: Torchon au fois gras, mousse de caribou au sel de salicorne, meringue aux champignons sauvages, crumble à l’encre de seiche

Simon Bertrand-Girard’ winning recipe:

What would I bee without you
Southern Comfort
Sirop de miel d’été
Jus de citron anisé
Vinaigre balsamique blanc
Mister Bitters à l’abricot au miel et hickory fumé
Émulsifiant vegan miraculeux
Poudre de poivre noir de voatsiperifery et lavande

Food pairing: Brochette de pieuvre avec un gomashio de bonite, sésame et lactaire au goût d’érable

Congratulations to all competitors and thank you to our valued partners!

Espolòn Tequila
Exl Pure / Coopérative forestière du Nord-Ouest ltée / Cofno
Flor de Caña
Jura Whisky
Old Forester
Southern Comfort
Tanqueray Canada
Tia Maria
Vinum Design
Woodford Reserve

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