National finals 2016-2017 results

The 14 finalists from across Canada competed on May 16th in Montreal

As part of the last evening of the Invasion Cocktail festival, last Tuesday, the big national final MadeWithLove took place at TRH Bar. After an entire year of competitions throughout 7 cities in Canada, the 14 finalists competed to win the desired title of the best Barchef MadeWithLove in Canada.

The finalists worked twice as hard to present exclusive cocktail recipes and ultimately impress the judges and all 400 guests! It was in a unique glam trash atmosphere that the panel of judges had the important responsibility of savouring the finalists’ 14 cocktails and to evaluate them based on taste, originality and global experience.

The two finalists, Julian Bernard from Ottawa and Maximiliano Vallée Valletta from Montreal, competed in a final round, in front of an overexcited crowd, to decide the big winner of this colourful and flavourful event.

Here is the ranking of the winners! :

  1.  Julian Bernard – Fauna Ottawa – Ottawa
  2. Maximiliano Vallée Valletta — Les Enfants terribles — Montreal
  3. Nick Incretolli – Bar Sazerac – Toronto
  4. Mark Bradbury — The Bicycle Thief — Halifax
  5. Jonathan Strokowski Ross — Le Sam, Bistro évolutif – Quebec
  6. Jamison Cass – Baro Toronto – Toronto
  7.  Jean-René Lebel — Shaker Sainte-Foy – Quebec
  8. Jason Frederick – Common Eatery – Ottawa
  9. Chelsea Rose Schulte — Indépendant — Vancouver
  10. Vasili Panagopoulos – Highwayman – Halifax

The audience’s choice :

  1. Maximiliano Vallée Valletta — Les Enfants terribles — Montreal
  2. Jason Frederick – Common Eatery – Ottawa
  3. Nick Incretolli – Bar Sazerac – Toronto


The winners will earn a trip to a distillery, partner of the event, as well as an opportunity to judge a future edition of MadeWithLove elsewhere in Canada.

The two winning recipes:

By Julian Bernard of Fauna

  • Disaronno
  • Fresh apple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Tarragon
  • Tonic syrup Jack’ s Tonique
  • Green grapes
  • Angostura Bitters


By Maximilliano Vallée Valletta for/from Les enfants terribles

  • Skyy Vodka
  • Kabosu juice
  • White balsamic vinegar La Belle Excuse
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Grapefruit Mint and pink peppercorn syrup
  • Egg white
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