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Made with Love Vancouver 2014

Made with Love Vancouver is one of my favourite summer events! What a fantastic way to experience Vancouver’s mixology culture and sample some of the best cocktails in the city, made by the best bartenders!

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This year, mixologist from the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, La Pentola, The Refinery, Coast Restaurant,  Good Wolfe Kitchen and Bar, The Shameful Tiki Room, Guilt & Co., The New Oxford Tavern,  Glowbal Grill, Brandy Wine Bartending School, Pan Pacific Hotel, and The Acorn, brought their A game to the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown; wanting to delight judges and event goers alike; in the hopes to be crowned Jury’s or Public’s choice and an invitation represent Vancouver at the nationals in Toronto in May 2015.

This year’s competitors:

Matteo Caniglia – Coast Restaurant
Martin Corriveau – La Pentola
Richard Goodine – GoodWolfe Kitchen & Bar
Shea Hogan – 2014 MWL national 3rd place winner – The Shameful Tiki Room
Philipp Karatsyupa – The New Oxford & Tavern
Sasha Maksimovic – Glowbal Grill
Scott Moriarty – Pan Pacific Hotel – Cascades Lounge
Dave Mott – Brandywine Bartending School
Geoff Mott – Brandywine Bartending School
Mike Shum – 2014 MWL national 1st place winner – Fairmont Pacific Rim
Alfred Siu – Independent
Julia Proulx – GoodWolfe Kitchen & Bar
Chad Rivard – The Acorn
Kacper Wardynski – The Refinery
Brendan Woolridge – The Refinery

My favourite drink of the night was this tasty concoction by Matteo Caniglia from Coast Restaurant: The Bee’s Stash – made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, pear puree, lemon, ginger, and Star Anise. It was finished with a poached pear garnish and a chocolate rim. It was fantastic. You bet I’ll be going to Coast asking for this drink.

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In the end, it was Mike Shum’s  Oh No! We dropped the Duck in the Bourbon!”? concoction of Disaronno Amaretto, duck-fat washed wild turkey, buttered sling suius, cherry bitters and Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters that won BOTH Judge’s and People’s choice!

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Here are the final results:

JUDGE’S CHOICE
1. Mike Shum – Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
2. Martin Corriveau – La Pentola della Quercia
3. Kacper Wardynski – The Refinery Vancouver

PUBLIC’S CHOICE
1. Mike Shum – Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
2. Matteo Caniglia – Coast
3. Shea Hogan – The Shameful Tiki Room

Founded in 2009, MadeWithLove™’s mission is to democratize mixology and the cocktail culture by hosting a series of memorable events that bring the public to a place of intense creativity and entertainment. Since it’s inception, MadeWithLove™ has hosted over 30 competitions across Canada and has hosted its first international competition in México in 2013.
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