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October 15, 2007
Bogart’s Brian Grant and Chambar’s Josh Pape win trip to France with Giffard

Sunday, September 23 twenty-five of Vancouver’s top bartenders competed to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Giffard International Competition to be held in Angers, France May 2008.


The contestants were invited to invent an original cocktail using Giffard Pink Grapefruit Liqueur and Mr. Giffard made the journey from France to witness the excitement. Giffard would like to thank all the competitors for their inventive recipes and their entertaining mixology. A big thank you also to MC Jason McRobbie, who kept the flow going, the judges (names below) for their time and input and Tapastree Restaurant’s Francis Regio for hosting the event.


Competition was tight, but the top two were chosen to be Bogart’s Brian Grant and Chambar’s Josh Pape.


1st Place Winner - Brian Grant – Bogart Chophouse & Bar

"Old Dog, New Tricks” (a play on the ‘Salty Dog’)  CLICK FOR RECIPE



2nd Place Winner - Josh Pape – Chambar Belgian Restaurant

“Toute Fin”

4 toasted cashews

1 ½ oz Gin

½ oz Amontillado Sherry

½ oz Giffard Pink Grapefruit

12 oz Apple Juice

Dash of Giffard gomme syrup

1 egg white 1 lime wedge

*Large coupee style martini glass *Muddle, shake, and fine strain

*Garnish – home made Campari powder dusting atop of egg white froth


Thank you to Giffard judges:


Joanne Sasvari Freelance food and wine writer

Judith Lane Freelance food and wine writer

Eric Pateman Edible British Columbia



Jay Jones – Donnelly Hospitality Group

Daryl MacDonald – Ocean Club/Mountain Club

Brad Stanton – Blue Water Café



Linda Larouche – Watermark

Doug Scott – Ocean Club/Mountain Club

Dino Renaerts – Diva at the Met


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