Adirondack Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Results Long Lake

Participants in the 2012 Hors D'Oeuvres Tour Long Lake

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 the Town of Long Lake opened it’s doors for a special evening out celebrating the Chef’s of Long Lake.

Four year-round restaurants in Long Lake, NY located in the Central Adirondacks were charged with creating three appetizers which could be from their current menu or created especially for the event. Each guest was served exactly the same appetizer selections and voted on a scale of 1-7 using criteria including: presentation, uniqueness, combination of flavors, pleasing to the palate and originality. Voters were asked to try not to be swayed by personal taste and to consider if the food is well prepared, cooked properly and tasty. Awards are given out to each restaurant recognizing the best appetizer for each location.

Over 40 judges were shuttled around Long Lake starting at 6pm and were home by 10:30pm to try 12 different appetizers. Guests hailed from Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Syracuse, Columbia County and Long Lake. Everyone carefully critiqued and commented on the food served, the most common comment, “I wish I had more room!”

With 100% participation from our four year-round dinner service venues the 3rd Long Lake Hors D’oeuvres tour was a complete success. Participants raved: “Good, wow, comfort of home taste, tender and lovely, could make a meal out of this one.”

BEST INDIVIDUAL APPETIZERS FOR EACH RESTAURANT

Smoked Tilapia
Smoked in house and baked on homemade baguette, cabot cheddar, then topped with horseradish aioli
Quackenbush’s Long View Lodge
Guest from Quackenbush’s raved about their Smoked Tilapia “Really good, wouldn’t change a thing!”

Coffee & Cardamom Braised Pork
Basil-Chevre Cheesecake
The Adirondack Hotel

The Adirondack Hotel’s Coffee & Cardomom Braised Pork elicited reactions “sexy,” “good choice, unique combo” to “ambitious”

Shrimp Ceviche with Fried Wonton
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub

On The Cellar’s Shrimp Ceviche, “Loved the presentation, appearance was perfect, light and delicious”

Shrimp Alexander
Long Lake Diner and Owl’s Head Pub

The Long Lake Diner’s Shrimp Alexander prevailed with “delightful, delicious and lovely and perfect” to “very nice, loved the spices and the white sauce excellent, love the garlic”

Congratulations to all the participating venues for a wonderful evening of gastronomy. The inspired and innovative appetizers surprised and delighted. From bold combinations, thoughtful and bright presentations, original menu selections and great customer service, the evening was a successful celebration featuring A Taste of Long Lake. Thank you to all our restaurants and chefs for sharing a wonderful evening with our guests!

Frank and Lorraine Pine at Quackenbush's Long View Wilderness Lodge

Appetizers Served

Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge
Serving Dinner
518.624.2862

Braised Beef – Served with red skin gratin, red wine sauce and homemade brioche

Smoked Tilapia – Smoked in house and baked on homemade baguette, cabot cheddar, then topped with horseradish aioli

Grilled Chicken Tortellini – Handmade tortellini stuffed with grilled chicken and sund-dried tomato presto. Tossed in vodka sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
Serving Breakfast and Dinner
518.624.5539

Pulled Pork with Cornbread Pancake
Shrimp Ceviche with Fried Wonton
Chicken Skewer with sweet and sour sauce

The Adirondack Hotel
Serving Lunch and Dinner
518.624.4700
Candied House-Smoked Whisky Salmon with Peppered Apple Bread Pudding
Ginger-Guinness Reduction

Coffee & Cardamom Braised Pork
Basil-Chevre Cheesecake

Chocolate Covered Applewood Smoked Bacon
Savory Malasadas (Portuguese Donuts)
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Filling

The Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub – Open for Breakfast & Dinner
518.624.3941
Shrimp Alexander Shrimp wrapped with prosciutto, ham & feta served w/a butter and garlic sauce
Bourbon Tenderloin – Tenderloin with bourbon glazed onions w/fontana cheese
Debbie’s Delight – Sauteed onion, mushroom, zucchini, squash, eggplant in a sesame oil. Finish with a sweet & sour & pepper sauce

Two Groups Exchange Food Notes at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub

Out of Town Guests Mingle anticipating their plates

The Adk Hotel Shined with Savory, Soft, Sweet and Crunchy

The Long Lake Diner offered great variety with a sherbet palate cleanser. Nice Touch commented the guests!

Long Lake