2nd Annual Savour Food & Wine 2010 Consumer’s Choice Best of Show Awards

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(Charlottetown, PE – May 31, 2010) The Prince Edward Island Restaurant Association is pleased to announce the 2010 Consumer’s Choice Best of Show Awards for the 2nd Annual Savour Food & Wine Show held May 27nd.

The following winners were voted on by Savour consumers through a balloting process in each of the designated categories:

Best Hot FoodShaw’s Restaurant

Serving Pan seared Halibut topped with Banana Bread Crumbs, served with Squid Ink Risotto and drizzled with a curried Granny Smith Apple Sauce. This is the second consecutive win for Shaw’s Restaurant in this category.

Best Cold Food – Pilot House

Dishing up Carpaccio of Organic Beef, Island Goat Cheese Whip, Micro Greens and Balsamic Honey Drizzle.

Best Dessert - Red Shores Racetrack and Casino

Serving Brown Butter and Local Rhubarb Cake with a White Chocolate and Star Anise Mousse, Rossignol Rhubarb Wine Gelee and Lime Sabayon. This is the second consecutive win for Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in this category. 

Best WineFranklin Imports

Offering Sartori Amarone

Best Drink – Prince Edward Island Distillery

“Maritime Blue” served with Blueberry Vodka.

Best Booth - Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

“The consumer’s choice awards are an important part of the show because our business is driven by the consumer. The awards foster a spirit of competition amongst the chefs and encourages creativity which enhances the restaurant industry overall,” says Carl Nicholson, President of the PEI Restaurant Association.

The PEI Flavours Local Food Award was announced at the show.  The winning dish was selected based on presentation, taste, recipe/cooking method, and the creative use of local products. Each dish was required to feature PEI food as the main ingredient with a total of 60% local products contained in the recipe. First prize was presented to Chef John Pritchard of John Pritchard Cuisine. A very close second was Dalvay By The Sea, followed by Shaw’s Restaurant and The Pearl Café.

For more information about the Prince Edward Island dining experience or Dine Around Prince Edward Island, visit www.edining.ca

 

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About the PEI Restaurant Association:

The PEI Restaurant Association (PEIRA) is a representative body of restaurateurs across Prince Edward Island. We are the industry’s voice to ensure their interests are represented at all levels of government. The PEI Restaurant organizes the Savour food & wine Show and Dine Around Prince Edward Island and manages e-Dining.ca Prince Edward Island.

For more information, please contact:

Carl Nicholson, President, PEIRA

Tel: 902-963-2644 | Cell: 902-628-7987