Montreal bars and restaurants are note-worthy all around the world.
Well, all of Canada, really, has some pretty incredible foodie joints!
If you're not familiar with the Made With Love National Competition, let me give you a bit of a rundown.
Made With Love is a nation-wide bar chef competition that lasts nearly a year, hits 9 cities across Canada and brings together talented bartenders to showcase a signature cocktail and food pairing of their choice.
There are regional finals and semi-finals in each city that narrow down the selection of Bar chefs competing for top honors at the final showdown.
This year's finale competition was held yesterday evening in Ottawa.
17 finalists all came together from across Canada to deliver exciting and moving performances on stage combining cocktails and music. They each presented an exclusive signature cocktail in their chosen style and impressed the judges and audience members.
I am happy to report that a Montreal bar chef took home the top prize for Made With Love 2018!
Isaac Bédard, representing Montreal's Crowd Bar & Flair is now the reigning national Bar Chef champion for 2018!
Not a huge surprise, we've always told you guys that Montreal's bar and resto game is a leader in Canada, and this just went and proved that fact!
Isaac Bédard's winning cocktail was The Harmonia:
- Campari - infused with Chili Pepper
- Passion Fruit Juice
- Pineapple Shrub
- Rose Water
- Garnished with a Pineapple Leaf and a Rose
Sounds delicious, right?
You can catch him, and his signature cocktail at Crowd Bar & Flair
Here is the full list of winners from Made With Love 2018.
A huge congratulations go out to Bédard and his Montreal home bar! You're a champ, good sir!