8th Annual TOB’y Award Winners Announced
AMAZING food and presentations at the Sysco Foods Grand Tasting & Bartenders Bubbly Bash. Every restaurant brought their “A” game and it was obvious in every bite. You really had to be there to appreciate all of it. The upstairs Bartenders Bubbly Bash was a big hit again this year raising exactly $1,290.30 (yes people even emptied the change out of their pockets to vote for their favorites!) for the Beach Food Pantry. Lucky 12 Tavern and their bartender Glenn took it home again for the second year in a row with their delicious champagne cocktail and a whopping $347.30 in cash tips.
A little about the judges panel to note. We had 6 Judges this year, with 3 of them being Chefs. The Chefs award is the highest scored dishes JUST from those 3 Chefs. The overall Judges Awards come from the highest scoring dishes from all 6 Judges collectively.
And without further delay….here are the winners of the 8th Annual TOB’y Awards.
Best In Show – Cravings, with Rockfish Ceviche Taco with jicama slaw & chili lime mayo
2nd place – Ocean Boulevard, with Poached NC Shrimp with bacon cornbread, lemon vinaigrette dressed arugula
3rd Place – Black Pelican, with Ancho-seared sea scallop with saffron buerre blanc & microgreens
Chef’s Award: (by Chefs for Chefs)
Cravings, with Rockfish Ceviche Tacos with jicama slaw & chili lime mayo
Best Booth Presentation:
People’s Choice Awards:
Best Dish – The Jolly Roger, with Southern style crab cake over bacon succotash and fire roasted red pepper aioili
2nd Place – Black Pelican, with Ancho-seared sea scallop with saffron buerre blanc & microgreens
3rd Place – Roosters Southern Kitchen, with Scallop BLT
Best Dessert – Kelly’s Restaurant, with crème brulee, raspberry mousse, and peanut butter chocolate chip soufflé
2nd Place – Café Lachine, with French macarons
3rd Place – Cravings, with Pistachio crème brulee
Here is the full tasting card so you can see what dished were served. The names have been abbreviated for space….we’ll say it again, you really had to be there to appreciate this offering of food….and drink!