2011 Harvest Fair Award Food Winners Announced

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Harvest Fair Award Winners: Food
After much tasting and judging, this year’s Harvest Fair Award Winners for Professional Food have been announced. Wine winners will be announced at a later date.

Best of Show, Vinegar: Vi Vo Vinegar (Cloverdale), Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Vinegar
Best of Show Deli: Korbel Delicatessen & Market, “Fork in the Road” Pastrami Sandwich
Best Charcuterie: Yanni’s Sausage Grill, Luganega Sausage
Best Use of SoCo Cheese: Sonoma Hot Cheese Gourmet Mac and Cheese Cone
Best Use of SoCo Beef: Bear Republic Tower Creole Burger
Best Use of SoCo Poultry: Grapevine Catering, Grilled Duck Breast
Best Use of SoCo Seafood: California Catering, open Mango Crab Ravioli
Best Use of SoCo Veggies: Brasserie, Mushroom Tart w/Leeks and Blue Cheese
Best Use of SoCo Wine: Brasserie, Chilled crane Melon Soup
Best Use of SoCo Lamb: Grapevine Catering, Grilled Lamb Ribeye
Best Use of Pork: Brasserie Maple Syrup and Apple Cider Pork Belly
Best Use of Goat: Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Brandied Goat Meatballs
Best Use of Olive Oil: Brasserie: Roasted beets with truffled goat cheese
Best of Show Appetizer: Brasserie, Maple Syrup and Apple Cider Pork Belly
Best of Show Dessert: Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club, Double Layer Chocolate Tart
Sweepstakes Award, Dessert: Oliver’s Market
Double Gold Candy: Sonoma Chocolatiers Citrus Earl Truffle
Double Gold Candy: Bert’s Desserts Peppermint Cream Truffle
Double Gold Gluten Free: Dominique’s Sweets Apricot Lavender French Macaron
Best of Show, Dairy: Valley Ford Cheese, 14 month Montasio
Best of Show Decorated Cake: Oliver’s Market Blackberry Dream Wedding cake
Best of Show Pastry: Oliver’s Market Chocolate Cake w/Whisky Ganache and Buttercream
Best of Show, Olive Oil: BR Cohn Olive Oil Sonoma estate

See the full PDF’s of all winners…


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  1. Love those guys!

  2. not sure I know how to say “confilick” of interest…
    Tough break Jay – get ’em next year!

  3. Harvest Fair Judging is tainted. Yes, I said it. People who except the entries working for a competitor. Can we say confilick of interest?

    There is more than wine in Sonoma County. There are others who complete in this event.

    Leaving out all the vendors who DONATE to the arwards night….DONATE.
    Leaving out any mention of the people and vendors who not only compete in the event but also contribute time and energy to make the event possible.

    NOTHING. Not even an Honarable mention.


    Enough said.

  4. Congratulations to Yanni’s! Their sausages are awesome!

  5. I agree, and I would definitely recommend the Mango crab ravioli from California Catering and the grilled duck breast from Grapevine Catering. . The Catering companies did outstanding this year!!

  6. There is a ton of great stuff here, especially on the catering side. I’m thinking there is a story here!

  7. Way to go Basserie! Nice to see a “hotel restaurant” that cares about making good local food.

  8. Oliver’s has three stores – one on Stony Point at Occidental, one on Montecito at Middle Rincon, and the one in Rohnert Park (actually, Cotati).

  9. Congratulations to newcomer California Catering! :) The open mango crab ravioli are to die for!

  10. How can the maple syrup & apple cider pork belly win in two categories?? One is just a smaller version of another, right? I think double dipping should be excluded — Congratz to Oliver’s Market crew…. best STORE in Sonoma County with a grand display of good eats. So, why not an additional store for folks who can’t travel across this huge landmass?

  11. Great list – look forward to trying some of these! Hate to ask but I have to….what’s with all the typos? Are there several uses for goad?

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