Happy Canada Day, everyone!
Rumour has it that around July 1 BG Urban Cafe will be having a new addition to its menu, a sandwich named Dawn Chubai BT. Wait a minute, isn’t Dawn Chubai the host of Breakfast Television (BT)? How did that happen?
We can trace it back to a BG Urban Cafe event. About a month ago, I was invited to the grand opening of the BG Urban Cafe at the corner of West Pender and Hornby. Bread Garden has been renamed to BG Urban Cafe to add the modern, cool element to the chain, reinforcing what it’s all about – a cafe. What caught my attention about this event was a cook-off among local personalities – the winner of the sandwich contest will have his/her sandwich added to the BG menu.
So who participated? Dawn Chubai from Breakfast Television, Rebecca Bollwitt of Miss 604, and Chris Coburn from 100.5 The Peak. They each put together a sandwich of their choice, along with a secret ingredient that they could bring to the event. Oh and they got to name the sandwich, too!
Curious about what they made and what they named the sandwiches? Here is the list:
- Dawn Chubai: The Dawn Chubai BT (how fitting!)
On Potato and Rosemary bread, top with Roast Beef and Turkey (the B and the T), mayo with horseradish (her secret ingredient) to taste, caramelized onions, tomato and cheddar cheese
- Rebecca Bollwitt: The Miss604
On a Roll, used mayo, roast beef and bacon, topped with Swiss cheese, onions, peppers and lettuce and then toasted (her secret ingredient was lots of love!)
- Chris Coburn: The Peak Performance Sandwich
On Potato and Rosemary bread, spread lots of honey mustard, then layer turkey, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, marinated red pepper, and caramelized onions, topped with Lay’s potato chips (yes, you read it right, that’s his secret ingredient). Toasted.
In the end, Dawn’s sandwich was the winner – although the chef judge said he would’ve liked the sandwich toasted. Therefore, I don’t know when the sandwich is available at all BG locations, whether it will be toasted or not.
If you are dropping by a BG Urban Cafe location soon, check to see if the Dawn Chubai BT sandwich is available. I was told that they aim to launch it by July 1, but I couldn’t find any official announcement. In the back of my mind, I also wonder if it’s actually going to happen, at all.
If you know of anything, feel free to drop us a note here!