2017 Contests

Friday, February 24, 2017

Heineken Light Burger Bash Presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray

WINNER:
Jr’s Gourmet Burgers, Miami Springs, FL

DISH:

That Guy’s Burger: Seasoned angus patty, cream cheese and guava, between two slices of white bread, all wrapped in bacon, served with a side of guava ketchup
  • Eligibility: All chefs/sponsors serving a burger
  • Voting Method: Guests vote via token/ballot box during the event
  • Prize: $5,000 check & trophy, courtesy of Heineken Light
WINNER:
Little Jack’s Tavern, Charleston, SC

DISH:

Tavern Burger: 4 oz. smashed patty, american cheese, onion, sunchoke relish, seasame seed bun, served with a side of garlic and herb fries
  • Eligibility: Participants using Schweid & Sons product
  • Voting Method: Judged by – Ayesha Curry, Emilio Estefan, Jill Martin, Rev Run and Adam Richman
  • Prize: $2,500 check & trophy, courtesy of Schweid & Sons
WINNER:
Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox, Deerfield Beach, FL

DISH:

Marmaduke: chuck and brisket blend with bacon & fig chutney, melty brie fondue, shaved red onions and arugula, served on a Martin’s potato roll, served with a side of jalapeno bacon mac & cheese
  • Eligibility: Chefs that OPT IN
  • Voting Method: Judged by – Marc Summers, Jonathan Muhtar (CMO, Red Robin), 2 chefs from Red Robin (names TBD)
  • Prize: $10,000 check, courtesy of Red Robin

The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown hosted by Robert Irvine

WINNER:
Mother of Pearl, New York, NY

DISH:

Beet on the Brat: Rhum Barbancourt White Rum, Absente | Absente Refined, Green Apple Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, Passion Fruit Syrup, Lime Juice, Beet Root Powder. Garnished with green apple and beet slices.
  • Eligibility: All participating mixologists at the event
  • Voting Method: Judged by – Laine Doss, Francesco Lafranconi, Ann Tuennerman, Paul Tuennerman
  • Prize:
    • Donated by Rhum Barbancourt
      • 2 Handmade Tiki Mugs
      • 2 hand beaded Rhum Barbancourt Bottles done by Haitian artists in Haiti. These sequined bottles and flags are an art form combining magic and folk art found throughout Haitian culture.
      • 1 Bottle of Rhum Barbancourt Limited Edition Cuvée 150 Ans
        • Today, Barbancourt celebrates a rich heritage spanning more than 155 years with this limited edition bottle designed by Michael Kramer from Novel Studio. Each pristine bottle contains rums with a unique blend of age and cask styles, ranging from cognac to French oak and bourbon barrels with age up to 22 years.
      • Each prize will come in a Rhum Barbancourt barrel chest
    • Donated by Tales of the Cocktail
      • Winning Cocktail featured on the Tales of the Cocktail Website
      • Tales 365 Membership
WINNER:
Beaker & Gray, Miami, FL

DISH:

The Bokor’s Zombie: Rhum Barbancourt 3-star (aged 4 years), Rhum Barbancourt White Rum, Lustau East India Solera Sherry, “Kay Ki Fet” Ginger-Creole Falernum, Passion Fruit Puree, Seville Orange Juice, “Herbastura”. Garnished with grillot, pickled plantain, edible orchid, Bokor’s paddle and mint sprig.
  • Eligibility: All participating mixologists at the event
  • Voting Method: Guests get tokens to put in each mixologist station
  • Prize:
    • Donated by Rhum Barbancourt
      • 2 Handmade Tiki Mugs
      • 2 hand beaded Rhum Barbancourt Bottles done by Haitian artists in Haiti. These sequined bottles and flags are an art form combining magic and folk art found throughout Haitian culture.
      • 1 Bottle of Rhum Barbancourt Limited Edition Cuvée 150 Ans
        • Today, Barbancourt celebrates a rich heritage spanning more than 155 years with this limited edition bottle designed by Michael Kramer from Novel Studio. Each pristine bottle contains rums with a unique blend of age and cask styles, ranging from cognac to French oak and bourbon barrels with age up to 22 years.
      • Each prize will come in a Rhum Barbancourt barrel chest
    • Donated by Tales of the Cocktail
      • Winning Cocktail featured on the Tales of the Cocktail Website
      • Tales 365 Membership

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine presented by The National Pork Board hosted by Cindy Hutson

WINNER:
Jorgie Ramos | Barley, Miami, FL

DISH:

Pan Con Lechon
  • Eligibility: Everyone that is cooking swine in the ballroom and in the courtyard
  • Voting Method: each ticketed Event attendee gets one voting chip to cast their one vote for their favorite Swine dish (Ballroom and Courtyard)
  • Prize: A large check will be presented to the winner of the “The Goya Foods People Choice Award” in the XX amount of Goya products, to the winner’s charity of choice.
WINNER:
Brian Nasajon | Beaker & Gray, Miami, FL

DISH:

Braised bacon, sugar pumpkin, char siu, finger lime, rainbow sorrel
  • Eligibility: Everyone who is cooking Tapas in the Ballroom
  • Voting Method:
    • Raul de Molina – TV personality and host of “El Gordo & la Flaca” at Univision
    • James Tahhan – TV personality, Chef at Telemundo
    • Ana Quincoces – TV personality and cook book author
    • Ingrid Hoffman Author – Celebrity Chef, Host & Creator Simply Delicioso Food Network, Delicious at NBC Telemundo
    • Carlos Ponce – Actor, singer, composer and TV personality
    • Jose Mendin – Pubbelly Group founding partner and chef
    • Richard Ingraham – Founder of ChefRLI and private chef to Dwyane Wade
    • Fernando Desa – Executive Chef of Goya Foods.
  • Prize: Trophies will be handed out to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of “The 2017 National Pork Board Critics’ Choice Awards