Winners were announced at the Vancouver Playhouse during their International Wine Festival "Celebrating Excellence" Luncheon.
This year's winner, Lisa Ip of the Four Seasons Hotel, was also a finalist last year. According to Tomiko Mayede, last year's winner, the judging might be as difficult as competing, maybe more.
Congratulations to all the competitors. Finalists this year included Michael Gelinas and Maria Darquier. Photos of the desserts follow:
And Lisa Ip's winning entry, Lever du Soleil:
Lisa says: "I think tropical fruit and citrus go well with the Essensia, I just try my best and do what I believe goes well with the wine."
The Dessert Wine Competition began in Madera in 1988, moving to its current home in Vancouver in 1990. Chef Roland Pfaff, of Alsace originally won that year representing Le Croccodile.