8th Annual Chowder Cook-off - East Haddam

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  • 8th Annual Chowder Cook-off

    Date: March 19, 2011
    Time: 11:30 AM

    Location: East Haddam Village-patio of La Vita Gustosa

    Come down to East Haddam Village for a uniquely delicious lunch featuring an array of hot chowders freshly made by area restaurant chefs. For a $10 fee (5 for children 12 and under), tasters receive a commemorative mug and a sample of all the chowders. Come early, this is a sell-out event (usually gone in 1 1/2 hours). Proceeds will be donated to East Haddam charities and local non-profit organizations. Watch for info. about other happenings that day including a Business Expo at Gelston House. (Snow/rain date is Sun. 3/20)

    Host Chef Larry Cacace of La Vita Gustosa and Gelston House, last year’s “People’s Choice Chowder,” bring their best New England clam chowder recipes to compete against other East Haddam entries such as, sausage and corn chowder from Hilltop BBQ & Steakhouse, and shrimp and lobster bisque from the kitchen of Chestelm Health & Rehabilitation Center.  The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is offering lobster and corn chowder this year, and Pattaconk Bar & Grille is sure to bring an entry that will be in contention for Best Chowder bragging rights, as well.