FINGER LAKES FOODIE AWARDS
Over 100 foodies gathered at Finger Lakes Community College to celebrate the first ever Finger Lakes Foodie Awards on Monday, March 18, 2013. And what a night it was!
We enjoyed a cocktail hour highlighting Native American cuisine and wines from the Canandaigua Wine Trail, we were entertained with live jazz from the John Nyerges Trio, we celebrated the winners and top nominees of this year’s Food Revolution, and we heard from leading revolutionary voices, including Susan Noble of the Food Technology Farm in Geneva, Peter Jemison of Ganondagan Native American Historic Site and Jamie Rotter of Finger Lakes Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. To everyone who made it out for the Foodie Awards despite the end-of-winter weather, we were so happy to have you!
The list below shows the honorees of the night, but the Revolution, in it’s entirety, aims to celebrate the entire Finger Lakes region for its unique, innovative, and fresh perspective on wine & culinary.
Now, it’s time to hit the foodie trail running as we plan for the coming months of the Finger Lakes Food Revolution. But, as usual, we need YOU.
Tell us what you thought of this year’s Food Revolution – what you liked, what didn’t quite satisfy your foodie fancy, and what you’d like to see next time around! You can do this all here: www.fingerlakesfoodrevolution.com/foodie-feedback.
We look forward to hearing from you, and coming back even stronger to give the Finger Lakes culinary scene the credit it deserves!
2013 Foodie Awards Winners:
Best Variety of Finger Lakes Produce
Winner: Seneca Breeze Berries, Penn Yan
Best Finger Lakes Farmers Market – TWO WINNERS
Winner: Ithaca Farmers Market
Winner: Rochester Public Market
Best Finger Lakes Food Event
Winner: Finger Lakes Cork & Fork, Seneca Falls
Top Nominee: Finger Lakes Restaurant Week
Best Finger Lakes Artisanal Cheese
Winner: Lively Run Goat Dairy, Interlaken
Top Nominee: Muranda Cheese Company, Waterloo
Best Finger Lakes Packaged Foods
Winner: Chef Lerman Creations for Home, Penn Yan
Top Nominee: Woodstead Foods, Naples
Best Finger Lakes Non-Alcoholic Beverage or Juice
Winner: Red Jacket Orchards – Fuji Apple Juice, Geneva
Top Nominee: CheriBundi, Geneva
Best Finger Lakes White Wine
Winner: Bet the Farm Winery – Traminette, Aurora
Top Nominee: Billsboro Winery – Riesling, Geneva
Best Finger Lakes Red Wine
Winner: King’s Garden Vineyards – King’s Cab, Lodi
Top Nominee: Red Newt Cellars – Cabernet Franc, Hector
Best Finger Lakes Microbrew
Winner: ROC Brewing Co. – What the Fuggle, Rochester
Top Nominee: Naked Dove Brewing Company – 45 Fathoms Porter, Canandaigua
Best Use of Finger Lakes Ingredients in a Side Dish
Winner: Lento – Duck Fat Frites, Rochester
Top Nominee: Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine – Carrot Soufflé, Lodi
Best Use of Finger Lakes Ingredients in an Entrée
Winner: The Copper Oven – Love of Curry Pizza, Ovid
Top Nominee: Hazelnut Kitchen – Pork Loin, Trumansburg
Best Use of Finger Lakes Ingredients in a Dessert
Winner: Simply Crepes – The Great Grape Crepe, Canandaigua
Top Nominee: Hazelnut Kitchen – Sweet Corn Bread, Trumansburg
Best Locavore Resturant Menu in the Finger Lakes
Winner: Leaf Kitchen, Geneva
Top Nominee: Aurora Inn Dining Room, Aurora