And the 5 Finalists are ...
Nick Berg (Brookfield) Duck Carbonara
Virginia Boone (Charlotte, N.C.) -- Chopped Chicken Parmesan with Pasta
Lee F. Loveall, Sr. (South Milwaukee) Lemon-Cherry Sweet Ravioli
Kristina "Tina" Merwin (Milwaukee) -- Tina's Prosciutto Double Cheese Calzones
Iskra Stoycheva (St. Francis) Cavatappi with Roasted Garlic, Sage,
Fontina Cream, Prosciutto, Porcini Mushrooms and Spinach
On Sunday, July 20, at 2 pm, each finalist will present his or her dish to a panel of judges at the
Festa Italiana Cucina Showcase. Entries will be judged in front of a live audience, and the winner will
receive the first-ever, hugely coveted Golden Spoon Award, along with other food-related prizes.
COME FOR THE EXCITEMENT!
Cucina Showcase spicing things up and inviting the public to participate!
Top five Italian recipes
judged by a panel of local chefs and foodies
at the Cucina Showcase
July 20, 2014
for the chance to win the very first
Golden Spoon Award (il Cucchiaio d'Oro) !
Whether pasta, soup (la zuppa), dessert (il dolce), or a dish passed down from
nonna, does your recipe have what it takes to bring home the Golden Spoon Award?
Submit your Italian Recipe by email or by mail from now until June 13, 2014. After
the June 13th deadline, the Festa Italiana Cucina Showcase Committee will select
the top five recipes based on the following criteria:
Ease in Preparation,
Top five participants to present their dish in person, at Festa's Cucina Showcase, to a panel of local celebrities and chefs on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
The final Cucina Showcase Judging Panel includes:
Joe Bartolotta, The Bartolotta Restaurants
Peter Sandroni, La Merenda
Maria Liberati, award-winning Italian cookbook author and
Festa Italiana celebrity chef
Lori Fredrich, leading food blogger for OnMilwaukee.com and Burp!
Marilynn Mee, Host of mid-day WKLH radio
The contest will be led by a local celebrity emcee. The judges will taste
each dish in front of a live Cucina Showcase audience, and each
participant will have the opportunity to explain the dish as the judges enjoy!
The winner of the first Chefs Choice Recipe Contest will receive the first Golden Spoon Award, along with other food-related prizes!
Deadline for Entry: June 13, 2014
2 Ways to Submit Recipe Form (attached below):
1. Send Recipe & Photo by email to Marie Lieber at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
2. Mail Recipe & Photo to:
Italian Community Center
c/o Marie Lieber Recipe Contest
631 E. Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Must be 18 years or older to participate.