Pine Valley Market takes Copper Kettle

Photo Gallery | Every dish served at Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening was amazing, and we thank all of the chefs who created a gourmet experience for more than 500 guests. Congratulations to our winners:

Pine Valley Market and chefs Chris McCauley and Christi Ferretti won Copper Kettle Best in Show and Presentation Gold. They served an entrée of “Swing Season” Korean BBQ with corn purée, butternut squash and apple slaw, kimchi sauce, crispy garlic; and an appetizer of fried chicken BBQ with brussels sprout chow chow and Texas Pete aioli.

Jessica CaboEAST Oceanfront and Chef Jessica Cabo won the Roger K. Busteed People’s Choice Award. She served red curry pork tacos with summer banh mi vegetables.
William RobertsHilton Wilmington Riverside and Chef William Roberts won Entrée Gold. He served braised wild boar belly, cocoa grits and carrot puree.
IMG_3627_edited-3Catering Thyme and Chef Samuel B. Lawler IV won Taste Gold and Dessert Gold. He served marinated mojo roast pork with classic citrus flavors served on a creamy coconut rice with peach mango salsa; Nola shrimp and grits; tequila gold 80 proof margarita cupcakes and tropical fruit with pineapple cloud.
KDiLenaWilmington Convention Center and Chef Keith DiLena won Appetizer Gold. He served a corn butter scallop over grilled watermelon with candied bacon.
Leon Chisholm_squareCoastal Beverage Co. and Leon Chisholm won Beverage Gold. He served Wendy’s Blonde Ale and Dugan’s Chocolate Stout.
Brian HemmerVincent DraytonElijah’s and chefs Vincent Drayton & Brian Hemmer won Decoration Gold.

Silver award winners were:
Appetizer, Entrée  and Taste, Pine Valley Market and chefs Chris McCauley and Christi Ferretti
Presentation, Fin’s Island Buffet & Grill and Chef Zack Comis
Dessert, The Little Dipper and Chef Mike Thompson
Beverage, Wilmington Brewing Co. and brewers Michelle and John Savard
Decoration, EAST Oceanfront and Chef Jessica Cabo

Bronze award winners were:
Entrée and Taste, The Pilot House and Chef Scott Padrick
Appetizer, 22 North and Chef Brent Poteat
Presentation, Wilmington Convention Center and Chef Keith DiLena
Dessert, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and Manager Holly Oiler
Beverage, Duplin Winery and winemakers Jonathan and David Fussell
Decoration, A Thyme Savor and Chef Brad Hagler