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Did you make it to the Food and Wine Classic?

Top Chef Chandra from Cucina Biazzi

If you were around this weekend for the Ashland Food and Wine Classic at the Ashland Armory, then you may be feeling like we do this week…satisfied from sampling the delicious beer, wine and food, and inspired to take home some of the culinary wisdom and creativity we saw from Ashland’s top chefs.

If you missed it, here’s a recap to whet your taste buds for next year…

Standing Stone Brewing Co. was one of two beer vendors at the event, along with Caldera and several local wineries and artisan bakeries with treats to satisfy every savory and sweet taste bud.

While we poured hearty tastes of our Amber Ale and Harvest Ale for the crowd, Ashland’s finest chefs had thestage for the four rounds of Ashland’s Top Chef Showdown.

Chefs from eight local restaurants participated, including:

Omar’s

Cucina Biazzi

Lark’s

Tease

Chateaulin

Peerless

The Black Sheep Pub

Allyson’s

Omar's competes in the final round

Chef Chandra Corwin of Cucina Biazzi won Top Chef this year in the final round against 2009 Top Chef Franco Console of Omar’s. The secret ingredients for the last round, unveiled as the clock started, were whole rabbit and Dabob Bay oysters. Congratulations to all of the chefs who participated, truly showing talent under pressure!

Thank you to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce for coordinating another successful Food and Wine Classic event. We’re happy to be a part of Ashland’s favorite culinary exhibition every year. Missed it this time? We still pour hearty tastes of our beer at the restaurant, any time of the year.

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