10th Annual East Haddam Chowder Cook-off - East Haddam

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  • 10th Annual East Haddam Chowder Cook-off

    Date: March 23, 2013
    Time: 11:30 AM

    Location: patio of La Vita Gustosa and front of Gelston House, East Haddam Village

    Come down to East Haddam Village on Saturday, March 23rd, (3/24 rain date) starting at 11:30am 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 beautiful commemorative Swing Bridge 100th Anniversary Chowder mug and a sample of all the eight chowders. Come early, this is a sell-out event. Proceeds will be donated to East Haddam charities and local non-profit organizations.

    During the Chowder Cook-off, The East Haddam Business Association will be sponsoring their 3rd Annual Business Expo at the Gelston House. Area businesses will showcase their goods and services, offering coupons, raffles, samples and information. Stop by and see how you can save time and money by shopping local!

    Press Release 10th Annual Chowder Cook-off

    The East Haddam Economic Development Commission (EDC) would like announce the winners of the 10th Annual East Haddam Chowder Cook-off held on March 23, 2013.  The over 350 attendees enjoyed samples of the eight delicious chowders all from East Haddam restaurants or organizations.  The first place “People’s Choice- Best Chowder” silver ladle trophy was awarded to La Vita Gustosa, whose blue crab and corn chowder was made by new head chef, Jim Wilder.  Second place was the offering of 32 Main, a new café coming soon next door to the East Haddam Post Office, and third place, was co-host, Gelston House.  Defending champion, On the Rocks at Fox Hopyard, placed fourth.