Maritime Fest chowder contest winners announced

09/26/2012 8:00 AM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The crew from the Blue Canoe giving out samples of their chowder on Sunday.

The East End Seaport Museum announces the winners of this year’s 2012 Maritime Festival Chowder Contest:

Best in Show: Judged by chefs
1) Salt Waterfront Bar and Grill – Shelter Island, Chef Carrie Mitchum & Darren Boyle
2) Blue Canoe Oyster Bar – Greenport, chef Matty Boudreau
3) Noah’s – Greenport, Chef Noah Schwartz

People’s Choice:
1) Blue Canoe Oyster Bar – Greenport, chef Matty Boudreau
2) Townsend Manor Inn – Greenport, Chef Ian Crowley
3) First and South – Greenport, Chef Taylor Knapp

Judges:
Lead judge John Ross, Tom Scalia, Paula Croteau, Albie De Kerillis, Chris Smith, Mary Morgan and Rosemary Pearce.

“My heart goes out to all the chefs who’ve worked so hard and so creatively to support this event,” said Mr. Ross. “All of the chowders were excellent and showed the public how far we have come as a culinary region. Chowder is truly a soup of the people and as American as apple pie. It was very difficult for us to choose one over the other and we truly appreciate their effort.”

Participating Restaurants:

A Lure- Southold, Chef Tom Schaudel
Bistro 72, Hotel Indigo, Riverhead, Chef Vincent Donofrio
Blue Canoe Oyster Bar – Greenport, chef Matty Boudreau
Cliff’s Elbow Room – Jamesport, Chef Joan Saunders
First and South – Greenport, Chef Taylor Knapp
The Islander, Shelter Island, Chef Chris Chobar
Noah’s – Greenport, Chef Noah Schwartz
Salt Waterfront Bar and Grill – Shelter Island, Chef Carrie Mitchum & Darren Boyle
Townsend Manor Inn – Greenport, Chef Ian Crowley

The chowder contest is sponsored by Albertson Realty.

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