The annual culinary competition and tasting brings out the crème de la crème representing some of Key West and Lower Keys’ finest chefs. The event raises money each year for MARC House, which provides life services for adult developmentally challenged Florida Keys residents. A special award was presented to Chef Brendan Orr who has participated as a chef in all 22 years of the event.
And, the winners are:
Judges Vote: Appetizer: 2nd Runner Up was Keyviche, 1st Runner Up was Rooftop Café, and the winner was One Duval. Entrees: 2nd Runner Up was Hot Tin Roof, 1st Runner Up was Shor, and the winner was Keyviche. Desserts: 2nd Runner Up was Pepe’s Café, 1st Runner Up was Cupcake Sushi, and the winner was Bistro 245. People’s Choice Awards: Appetizer winner One Duval, Entrée winner was Hot Tin Roof and dessert winner was Cupcake Sushi.
Dwane from Bistro 245 at The Westin Resort hands over Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Diana Flenard, MARC House’s Executive Director, shows off a tasty creation from Firefly at Sunday’s event.
The lobster bisque with bite-sized grilled cheeses is the creation of the culinary team at One Duval Restaurant, at Pier House Resort.
MARC Board Member Lee Ann Holroyd, with son Matthew Dalton, try the rock lobster and seafood tortellini prepared by Shor, the restaurant at the Hyatt.
The silly guys from 2 Cents show off their scallop ceviche with corn tortilla chips. They pulled out all the stops for the competition.
MARC mega-supporter Rosi Ware and her clan taste all of the concoctions. Local restaurants donated their time and efforts for the fundraiser.
The Catered Events crew are out to win the competition with their heirloom tomato risotto, butter poached shrimp in a yuzu bacon glaze.
Bagatelle prepared a braised short rib over a sofrito polenta and a burgundy demi with grilled asparagus.
Poached lobster from Hot Tin Roof wins the hearts of the foodies.