Pasta Challenge

Pasta Challenge


Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pasta dishes into this pasta challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pasta creation just for this pasta challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant will be featuring their pasta creation on their menu from October 4-28, 2018.

Here are a few of the unique creations:

Pasta ChallengeSopra Sotto Pizzeria
Chitarrine e Tartufo
Price: $22
Created by: Chef Enrico Fratoni

Description: A tower of fresh “spaghetti alla chitarra” made in house, served in a delicious truffle sauce with a variety of mushrooms and topped with parmigiano.
Ingredients: Fresh Pasta, Truffle Sauce, Variety of mushrooms, and Parmigiano cheese

Offered: Every day during lunch and dinner

Sopra Sotto Pizzeria
1510 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 251-7586
Instagram @soprasotto.vancouver

Pasta ChallengeOrto Artisan Pasta
Orto Ricotta Gnocchi
Price: $25
Created by:
Description: Home made ricotta gnocchi, Haida gwaii chanterelles, proscuitto chips
Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Orto Artisan Pasta
1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 929-0203
Instagram @ortoartisanpasta


Pasta ChallengeThe Italians Kitchen and Bar
Spaghetti Mare e Monti
Price: $27.00
Created by: Chef Matteo Vincenzi

Description: Mare (Sea) e Monti(Mountains) a dish that combines flavours and elements from the sea and the mountains. Fresh mussels and clams, mushrooms, truffle pate served with handmade fresh pasta. Inspired by Italian culinary tradition.

Ingredients: Mussels, clams, mushrooms, truffle pate, cherry tomatoes, garlic, white wine, red chilli pepper, parsley.

Offered: Dinner daily Tuesday – Sunday

The Italians Kitchen and Bar
1220 Bute Street, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 559-5034
Web: n/a
Instagram @theitalians_vancouver


Media Judges 

Areta Wong
Blogger of Foodgressing
Twitter: @foodgressing
Instagram: @foodgressing

Tara Lee
Writer for Inside Vancouver and other publications.
Twitter: @VanGlutton
Instagram @vanglutton

David Grange
Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger
Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger
Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Here is the full list of Pasta Creations in this years challenge

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Pasta creations on October 29, 2018.

About Vancouver Foodster

Vancouver Foodster is is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. Launched in 2009 by Richard Wolak, the blog explores the local food scene through reviews, tastings, interviews, and more. features new stories daily, as well as restaurant reviews, and articles. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food and drink challenges with restaurants, chefs and bartenders throughout the year!  As well. we present a series of tasting tours in neighbourhoods throughout the city of which include Tasting PlatesNoodle ManiaFood TalksBrunch Crawls and others. All are a division of CMI Chat Media Inc.


Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
Mobile: 604-218-2153 (text or call)
Twitter/Instagram: @VanFoodster



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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