On Sunday, May 20, Jonathan Edwards Winery kicks off spring by bringing together ten top chefs in the region for an old fashioned rivalry as a fundraiser for Connecticut Farmland Trust and Chefs Collaborative. The Culinary Showdown consists of five top restaurants from Connecticut and five from Rhode Island battling it out for their states chosen beneficiary. Each chef will prepare a small dish using at least one ingredient sourced from a local farm. Attendees will eat and drink their way to a winner choosing both their favorite restaurant and best state overall.
Tickets for this tented event are limited and are $60 a person. The price includes a sampling of the ten dishes, five Jonathan Edwards wines, and live music. For tickets call or 860-535-0202 or purchase online here. Jonathan Edwards Winery is located at 74 Chester Maine Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.
This year’s participating restaurants are:
From Rhode Island:
- CW’s Chops ‘N’ Catch
- Daniel Packer Inne
- Kensington’s at The Spa at Norwich Inn
- Morton’s Steakhouse
- Octagon at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
The photos on this page are from last year’s event. Read all about the 2011 Culinary Showdown.