3rd Annual Chowder Tasting & Competition

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

 

Selected local restaurants will compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the second annual Chowderfest & Bluesbands - a competition judged by both professional judges and guests! Chowder tastings are complimented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery, all while enjoying live music that creates a festive mood with multiple blues bands. Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing Harborfront garden party!

Chowderfest & Bluesbands is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOGB (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants will donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, manhattan, potato, veggie…..) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum: a non-profit which celebrates Five Centuries of Art that Sails and gives back to the community nearly every day of the year. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

stay tuned for more information!  

Thank you to all the restaurants who attended and participated in Chowderfest 2016!

And the winners were…

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Spencer Makenzie's

PEOPLE'S CHOICE FIRST RUNNER UP

The Lookout Bar and Grill

PEOPLE'S CHOICE SECOND RUNNER UP

Coastal Grill from Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach

 

JUDGE'S CHOICE WINNER

The Lookout Bar and Grill

JUDGE'S CHOICE FIRST RUNNER UP

Sea Fresh 

JUDGE'S CHOICE SECOND RUNNER UP

Coastal Grill from Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach

 

"UNCHOWDER" MOST ORIGINAL SOUP WINNER

Brasserie Communautaire -  chilled green curry creation

"UNCHOWDER" MOST ORIGINAL SOUP RUNNER UP

Yolanda's Mexican Cafe - corn chowder

 

See more photos from Chowderfest 2016 on the CIMM Facebook Page

THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES 

"HUNGRY GIRL" LISA LILLIEN

www.hungry-girl.com

WENDY LEUNG

Ventura County Star

"OC FOOD DIVA" CHELSEA MADREN

Orange County Food Writer

thank you to our drink vendors

Firestone Walker Brewery

Rancho Ventavo Cellars

Four Brix Winery

Herzog Wine Cellars

 

 

 

thank you to our sponsors

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club