Toronto, April 9th, 2019 – For its 10th edition in Toronto, MADE WITH LOVE highlighted the talent of the region’s best bartenders! This Monday, 16 audacious barchefs competed to offer the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd!
The 16 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 cocktail enthusiasts who showed their love and support for the local bartending scene.
Who were crowned the winners? For this very special edition in Toronto, MADE WITH LOVE™ is proud to announce that Kyle Ferreira, representing Bar Sazerac won the Judge’s Choice award with his Flor de Caña-based cocktail, while Derick Dubblestyne, representing Antler, won the Public’s Choice award with his Woodford Reserve-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!
Official Competition Results:
Judges’ Choice :
1. Kyle Ferreira – Bar Sazerac
2. Tyler Congdon – Bar Sazerac
3. Alex Lakusta – Miss Thing’s
Public’s Choice :
1. Derick Dubblestyne – Antler
2. Adam Karpowicz – The Broadview Hotel
3. John Y Ko – Marché Mövenpick Canada
Kyle Ferreira’s winning recipe:
Flambeaux at Midnight
Flor de Caña Gran Reserva
Strip Lime zest
Roasted cashew Bitters
Food pairing: Doubles – Bara, Chickpea Curry, Quick-pickled Cucumber relish, Tamarind sauce, Habanero-Lime Hot sauce
Derick Dubblestyne’s winning recipe:
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Fresh lemon juice
Rhubarb & Chaga shrub
Wild blueberry syrup
Pure birch syrup
Cherry bark vanilla bitters
Garnish: Cedar, Wild blueberry & Chaga dust
Food Pairing: Waterfowl terrine, Confit duck legs, Duck Foie Gras, Pickled rhubarb on crostini