Mississauga Restaurant Named Finalist in Exciting Competition

Published May 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm


The final three veal sandwich makers will move on to the finals, competing in an exclusive event, on June 15th, 2019, at Toronto’s Market Kitchen in the historic St. Lawrence Market.

The competition was fierce with a dozen semi-finalists in the province-wide 2019 contest.

“You’d think we couldn’t eat another veal sandwich, but you’d be wrong,” says competition judge and Executive Director of the Veal Farmers of Ontario, Jennifer Haley.

Amoung the finalists is Mississauga’s own Kantene restaurant. Located at 1059 Dundas St West, Kantene is known to serve some of the best gourmet comfort food in Mississauga.

Kantene is joined by California Sandwiches Claremont at 244 Claremont, Toronto, as well as Tutti Panini at 141 King Road, Richmond Hill.

This year, more than 80 restaurants had their veal sandwiches nominated by their customers via social media. From there, 12 semi-finalists were selected and received a visit from the judging team that included John Catucci, host of You Gotta Eat Here! and the new Big Food Bucket List on Food Network Canada.

The three finalists will compete for trophy award, the bragging rights to say that they are the home to Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich and publicity for their restaurant valued at $25,000.

And if that wasn’t enough, one lucky sandwich-lover can win a seat at the judges’ table on June 15th. The prize includes accommodations for one night in Toronto.

“This year’s contenders were among the strongest yet. Through this competition, we are constantly being introduced to new restaurants serving Ontario veal, and doing it very well. As judges, we’re all looking forward to the final showdown in June,” said Haley.

Click here to learn more about Ontario Veal Appeal and how you can be a part of it.

Cover photo is courtesy of the Kantene Restaurant Facebook page.

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