During the second annual Best of Taste in the Park, attendees got to visit with participating restaurants while being offered tastings of their entries which were then voted on by the public for the “People’s Choice Award.” Dishes entered are also items the restaurant serves at Taste of the Town.
In addition to the tastings and judging, attendees enjoyed complimentary beer and wine, craft spirit tastings, a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items, self-guided tours, raffle prizes and complimentary admission to Taste of the Town held on Nov. 6.
Best of Taste winners:
Best Appetizer: Seminole’s Avocado Tempura with Cocochuri Sauce
Appetizer Runner Up: Melting Pot’s Creamy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Best Entree: Famous Dave’s St. Louis Style Spare Ribs
Entree Runner Up: Connor’s Blue Cheese Butter Filet with Red Wine Reduction
Best Dessert: Norman Love’s Strawberry Cake & Ice Cream
Dessert Runner Up: Loveboat’s “Salty Jack” Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
People’s Choice Winner: Connor’s Blue Cheese Butter Filet with Red Wine Reduction
People’s Choice Runner Up:
Black Salt Culinary’s Tsunami Roll