Taste of Hampton Roads 2015 Event Recap

The Taste of Hampton Roads, a restaurant tasting benefit for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, was held March 3 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

In the VIP reception, Chef Nat Stauty of Public House Restaurant in Norfolk (Read about their Chickpea Veggie Burger here) won the Iron Chef competition using peanut butter as the secret ingredient. Stauty was accompanied by a citizen sous chef, Courtney Dyer, general manger of the convention center.

In the main food hall, winners were:

Most Memorable Booth: Distinctive Gourmet at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Most Unique Taste: Farm Fresh Supermarkets

Most Artistic Presentation: Swan Terrace at The Founders Inn (Read about their Beef & Bone dish here.)

Best Desserts: Carolina Cupcakery

Judge’s Choice: The Culinary Institute of Virginia

People’s Choice: Westminster Canterbury (Read about their Wagyu Beef Short Rib and Lobster dish, which received the award.)

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