Monday, September 25, 2006

And the Winners Are...

...for the Second Annual Caye Caulker Cool Art & Tastefest

Each winner was decided by popular vote. 132 ballots were cast in 3 categories. A big thank you to all the participants, tasters and prize contributions.

Entrée
First Place – Caribbean Colors-Coco Loco Café – Curry Chicken Waldorf Salad on a Whole Wheat & Herb Bun.
Prize: One Night's Accommodation at Chaa Creek
Second Place – Barrier Reef Sports Bar – Vegetarian Sushi.
Prize: Round Trip Tropic Air Flight into International, Bottle of Tropical Spice Perfume from Belize Perfumes
Third Place – Lazy Iguana – Mexican Dutty Rice.
Prize: One Night's Accommodation at Crystal Paradise includes some tour activities

Dessert
First Place – Caribbean Colors-Coco Loco Café – Kahlua Drenched Tiramisu.
Prize: One Night's Accommodation at Victoria House in San Pedro
Second Place – Ernie – Ernie’s Oat Energy Bar.
Prize: Round Trip Maya Island Air Flight into International, bottle of Tropical Spice Perfume from Belize Perfumes
Third Place – Syd’s Place – Bread Pudding.
Prize: One Day Car Rental from Crystal Auto Rental
Honorable Mention – Oat Chocolate Health Bars – Lazy Iguana Bed & Breakfast.
Prize: Round Trip Airfare to Municipal

Drink
First Place – Jennifer Sullivan (Teacher Jenn) – Homemade Ginger Ale.
Prize: One Night's Accommodations at DuPloy's and includes some tour activities, $50 Gift Certificate to Habaneros Restaurant, $50 Gift Certificate for Jewelry at Caribbean Colors Art Gallery
Second PlaceSeaside Cabanas – Mintini.
Prize: One Night's Accommodations at Crystal Paradise and includes some tour activities
Third Place – Barrier Reef Sports Bar – Mojito.
Prize: $50 Gift Certificate from Atlantic Bank, Bottle of Wine.

My acceptance speech:
Thank you thank you thank you to all the wonderful people of Caye Caulker that voted for me. I couldn't have done it without Bigness defrosting and cleaning the chicken, Supergirl making the mocha creme (of which she won't give me the recipe) and UNBaby for keeping her hands off the food at all times.

A quick flashback to Last Year, the night before the competition, after going to the Wine Tasting and smoking about 4 ciggys I was making the sauce for the Shrimp Salad Nicoise and Cous Cous Salad:
11:30 p.m.: I can't taste the garlic yet
11:35 p.m.: I can't taste the garlic yet
11:40 p.m.: I can't taste the garlic yet
The next morning...
I go out into the kitchen and open the refridgerator door...
Bigness: GIAL SHUT THAT BATHROOM DOOR!
Needless to say, last year's entry was heavy on the anti-vampire juice.

The next Tastefest is going to be in January and will be a Chili Cookoff, so get those crock pots warmed up!

5 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Heyyyyy, congratulations! Enjoy your prizes.

Hahaha, Bigness never lets us down!

Ale said...

yeyyyyyy!!!!! love good news!

Bound for Ceiba said...

Wow, it sounds awesome. I'm gonna have to schedule a trip up to your neck of the woods sometime soon... perhaps after three months when I need to exit Honduras and renew my visa! :-)

I adore your blog!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lee!

We've just started work on our town's restaurant association and if there isn't too much backstabbing, we will organise a food fest next year!
Wish us luck!

Caribbean Colors said...

Thanks everyone for the comments, I've been really bad about responding to them lately and haven't had the mental energy to do much blog reading or writing.
Cream: therein lies the answer... (if there isn't too much backstabbing.) You'll probably find that there will be a lot of rah rah in the beginning, but in the end it will come down to you and maybe 2 other people doing all the work. CC formed a restaurnat association a few years ago, we are not a part of it, I don't know if its even a functioning organization anymore. The main funcion was to drive people out of business.