Written By Gary Hynes Awards / Chefs / Folks Apr 4, 2012 2012 Colour Your Palate Winners SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestColour Your Palate 2012 Award Winners: Colour - Green; Colour - Orange; Colour - Blue. See below for more detail. Photos by Gary HynesLast night eleven chefs competed in the Colour Your Palate competition held at the Hotel Grand Pacific and four awards were given out. Each chef had to prepare a colour-specific appetizer sized plate (either cold, hot or a dessert) to present to the three judges (Eric Akis, Gary Hynes and Denise Marchessault). Points were awarded for Overall Appeal, Presentation, Execution, Taste, Colour Expression and Degree of Difficulty. It was clear the competitors put a lot of creativity into their dishes as they vied to not only come up with a flavourful dish but to outdo each other in picking ingredients to best show off the colour they were working with.After the judging, the chefs served their creations to ticket holders. Proceeds went to raise funds for the artsREACH Project 2012 Award Winners: Most Colourful Creation: Chef: Chef Kamal Silva, The Fairmont EmpressAssistant: Chef D’oyen ChristieColour: BlueBlueberry Cheescake with Blueberry Kirch Compote and Cardamom ShortbreadBest Tasting: Chef: Morgan Milward, Fireside GrillAssistant: Jeff GairColour: OrangeDeep Fried Maltaise, Flambeed Yuzu Prawns, Butternut Squash Pancetta & Almond Caponata with Carrot CrispPeople’s Choice Award: Fireside GrillSee above for description.Judges Award:Chef: Stephan Drolet, Camille’s Restaurant Colour: Green Metchosin Pork Paté, Green Mango Powder cured Pork Shoulder, Green Apple “Skin”, Pistachio Cracker, Verjus Vinaigrette spheres, Crispy Burdock Root, Green Curry Oil Powder Other 2012 Chefs’ creations:Sauce Restaurant & Lounge/Chef Andrew Hrushowy Colour: Black Dip on a Black Corn Tortilla topped with Spicy Blackened Tomato RelishThe O Bistro at the Oswego Hotel/Chef Colin Davidson Colour: Blue “Out Of The Bleu” Blue buck braised beef short ribs, sour candy crème fraiche, blue potato blinis and blue cheese foamThe EdGe Restaurant /Chef Edward Tuson Colour: Green Snapper CevicheBeacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge/Chef Miguel Goncalves Colour: Orange Wild Sockeye Salmon with Candied Kumquat and Soybean RagoutHotel Grand Pacific – The Pacific Restaurant/Chef Brock Bowes Colour: Purple Sloping Hills Pork Belly, Qualicum Bay Scallop Ceviche, Preserved Stone Fruit Essence, Purple Cabbage & Black Sesame Seed CrackerFlavour/Chef Rob Cassels Colour: Purple Lobster CarpaccioAJs Organic Café/Chef Cathryn Kissinger Colour: Yellow Crispy Organic Quinoa “Empiler”The Royal Victoria Yacht Club/Chef Andrew Dickinson Colour: Yellow Yellow Fin Tuna, Cheese Cracker, Young Pickled Beet, Cured Saffron Marbled ChevreAwardsChefsEdiblesFolks SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Awards / Press Release / Spirits February 19, 2019 Long Table Distillery wins Six Awards and Best in Class at Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition Press Release — Artisan Distillers Canada announced this week that Long Table Distillery, now celebrating its sixth year of distilling on BC’s ... Read More Awards / Press Release November 6, 2018 Taste Canada Award Winners 2018 Press Release: Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Pierson of the Vintage Consulting Group as their new ... Read More Awards / Causes November 13, 2016 Gold Medal Plates BC To Take Place Nov. 17 in Victoria GOLD MEDAL PLATES B.C’s COMPETING CHEFS FOR 2016! Victoria – 2016 is an Olympic year and B.C.’s Gold Medal Plates will be celebrating ... Read More Awards / Chefs October 31, 2014 Gold Medal Plates (Victoria) 2014 Winners Last night a sold out crowd at the Victoria Conference Centre dined on dishes prepared by some of the top chefs in British Columbia. The occasion was ... Read More Awards / Elsewhere / Restaurants October 23, 2014 Wolf in the Fog Named enRoute’s Best New Restaurant of 2014 Wolf in the Fog is honoured to be named Air Canada enRoute’s 2014 Canada’s Best New Restaurant by Air Canada’s award-winning in-flight ... Read More Awards / Causes / Chefs / Reporter September 13, 2013 What a Night: The Gold Medal Plates are coming to Victoria on Nov 7 Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, entertainment, and athletic achievement. Founded in 2003, Gold ... Read More Comments are closed.