Pelican Pub and Brewery wins 5th Consecutive Cook-Off
Lincoln City, OR – It has been a great season for wild mushrooms on the Oregon Coast this year, and the 6th Annual Wild Mushroom Cook-Off in Lincoln City did not disappoint. Four Oregon chefs competed for the title of “Best Wild Mushroom Dish” as voted on by over 450 mushroom lovers in attendance.
In the voting, 1st place was awarded to Pelican Pub and Brewery for their Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding. Their dish also won the coveted People’s Choice Award. This marks the 5th win in a row for the restaurant and Chef Ged Aydellot. 2nd place went to Riverside Golf and Country Club, out of Portland, for their Wild Mushroom Gnocchi a la Parisienne. 3rd place went home with Deli 101, from Lincoln City, for their Wild Mushroom Stew.
An abundant variety of wild mushrooms were available for purchase at the Cook-Off provided by Peak Forest Fruit of Banks, Oregon, and the event featured learning opportunities for everyone from first-timers to experts, including an information booth provided by the Lincoln County Mycological Society.
Also featured were two cooking demonstrations provided by our own Sharon Wiest as well as American Culinary Federation award winner Michael Valoppi, of Choice Point Hospitality Group in Sisters, Oregon. Recipes demonstrated included a Wild Mushroom Crostini and a Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto both featuring freshly foraged local mushrooms.
The next Lincoln City Cook-Off is the Chowder Cook-Off taking place on November 8 and 9, 2014 at Tanger Outlets. The Chowder Cook-Off will feature a best chowder competition, live music, local beer and wine, a Native American Heritage Celebration and a number of hands-on learning opportunities.
For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org.
Thank you to the following Event Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Ester Lee Hotel, Gomberg Kite Productions International, The Liberty Inn, Looking Glass Inn, The News Guard, Pelican Shores Inn, Shearwater Inn, Willamette Dental
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