John DeBella Food Fest Winners announced

February 29, 2012

Classic Rock 102.9 MGK is proud to announce that Anthony Goodwin of BUTCHER AND SINGER was the winner of the Golden Spoon Award at this year’s 5th Annual John DeBella Comfort Food Fest for his Duck Confit & Foie Gras Pierogi with Porcini mushroom crème. The event was held last night at Vie (600 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA). Goodwin had the highest scores on the judges’ score cards, earning nearly perfect scores in all categories from all three judges. This year’s judging panel was comprised of: The Inquirer’s Ashley Primis, NBC 10′s Lu Ann Cahn and food critic Beth D’Addono.

Over 400 guests sampled comfort food creations from 11 of the area’s most celebrated chefs. Dishes at this year’s event included: Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese with Drunken Tomato Marmalade; Slow braised beef shortribs sliders; Crispy Pork Belly Slider ; Brisket Shells & Cheese ; Hot Dog & Baked Beans featuring an Applewood Bacon & Caramelized Shallot Baked Bean Puree.

Chefs from the following restaurants participated:

Brad Spence – Amis

Peter Woolsey – Bistrot La Minette

Anthony Goodwin – Butcher & Singer

Jasper Alivia – Cuba Libre

David Walti – Harvest

Patrick Feury – Nectar

Romeo DiBona – Old Homestead Steakhouse (Borgata)

Michael Inferrera – Pacfic Prime + Vivano (Valley Forge Casino)

Anthony DiRenzio – Route 6

Matt Levin – Square Peg

Chef Ryan Kirwan – Vie