Consistency of scores led to overall “Best Hors D’Oeuvres in Town” victory for The Cellar in the 2nd Annual Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Throw Down. This year’s competition pitted The Cellar against The Adirondack Hotel. The Cellar’s menu included a Crab Hush Puppy with sweet chili sauce, Seared flat iron filet with cauliflower puree and a Roasted eggplant dip served on a pita chip.
The Adirondack Hotel came home with a win for Best In Show for Best Individual Appetizer, Portabella Wellington with a sherry cream sauce. Other selections included a Tandoori Spiced Lamb Shank with a goat cheese fritter and roasted red pepper ketchup and Southwest Seafood Newburg in a corn tortilla.
For a bargain price of $10 forty six judges were shuttled via the exclusive Town of Long Lake Limo Service also known as the Little Bus to each location. From 6pm – 8pm voters were split up into two groups so each restaurant could handle the traffic while also remaining open for regular dining service.
The scoring was rating system from 1-7. 7 excellent, 5-6 good, 3-4, okay and 1-2 needs improvement. Comments on voter cards ranged from praise: “Awesome, More More more,” “All appetizers were excellent. Would have liked another plate of all!” to more specific critiques including: “Mussels are always a risk.” to “Eggplant. Instead of pita, put on toast points – softer”
Congratulations to our winners! The Hors D’Oeuvres Throw Down is part of the Town of Long Lake’s Winter Wonderland Wacky Week during the popular Presidents Way Winter Break. For more information on events in Long Lake check out www.mylonglake.com.
The Cellar Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch on the weekends and dinner. Check them out on the web at www.thecellarlonglake.com Phone number 518-624-5539
The Adirondack Hotel is open daily for lunch and dinner. Website is www.adirondackhotel.com and phone number 518-624-4700.
Winners for Town of Long Lake Winter Wacky Week Hors D’Oeuvres Throw Down.
Best Hors D’Oeuvres in Town
The Adirondack Hotel
1st Place Best in Show
“Portabella Wellington with a sherry cream sauce”
2nd Place Best in Show
“Seared Flat Iron Filet with Cauliflower Puree”
3rd Place Best in Show
“Tandoori Spiced Lamb Shank with Goat Cheese Fritter and Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup” 234.5
4th Place Best in Show
“Crab Hush Puppy with Sweet Chili Sauce”
5th Place Best in Show
Roasted Eggplant dip served on a Pita Chip
6th Place Best in Show
“Southwest Seafood Newburg in a Corn Tortilla”