When you click this video, you will see why I am so HUNGOVER. Many of you know that my drug of choice has always been FOOD and PEOPLE. So last night was filled with great food and with great neighbors, all to support OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY. I think that it was the sincerity behind all the restaurants coming together to battle it out for our neighborhood that gave me such a high!
Team Chef Mark MacNaughton from the CASCADE ROADHOUSE, Killed it with a pumpkin and turkey “GHOULASH!”
Team Chef Nick Snacker from GANDERS put up an amazing pork belly with a perfect pumpkin risotto with shrimp
Team Chef Chris DeJonge from THE ADA POUR HOUSE put a ridiculous “puff of pumpkin pork love” on my plate that would have stopped traffic
Team Jeff Duba form Heritage Meats and Chef Chris Weimer from BREWERY VIVANT won the PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD for their crazy pumpkin fritter
And finally, Chef Michael Alexander and his team from THE HONEY CREEK INN killed it with a ravioli that would make my mother jealous and stole the JUDGES CHOICE!
So here we are, the morning after! I am still filled with humility, gratitude, and fortified hope for our neighborhood!
Thank you again all you amazing teams and the Cascade Community Foundation, I owe you a ginormous debt of gratitude.