Sweet & Savory Contest was a Delight!

| August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Salmonberry flier 2018

Event Flier

In spite of the blustery and rainy weather, the evening was a huge success!  Thanks to Jeremiah and Angela at the Boardwalk Hotel who in addition to hosting this fun event, entertained us with great music from Keeley, Nelson and Kelsey all evening!

We had delicious entries in the competition, this year in both Sweet and Savory categories as well as a People’s Choice category!


Savory …

First, let’s talk about the SAVORY entries!  It was so interesting as this category truly opened the door to some exciting and unexpected entries!  We love to challenge our Seldovia chefs!

In the Savory category, we had fried chicken wings in a crystalized ginger salmonberry sauce, steak and sausage bites with BBQ salmonberry dipping sauces, caramelized onion and salmonberry cream cheese spread, salmonberry wine and even a salmonberry relish!

Thanks to Marcia, Liane, Ginny, Chris, Karen and MaryJo, we had some amazing entries in the new category this year!


In the SWEET category, we had a wide variety of treats as well!  From fresh salmonberry pie, salmonberry cream cheesecake, salmonberry zinger cake, salmonberry jello cheesecake, salmonberry glazed cheesecake, salmonberry kookaberry cake, salmonberry mascarpone shortcake, salmonberry cupcake bites to another salmonberry ice cream!

People’s Choice…

We  had another fun category this year, based on last year’s success of sharing the remaining entries with the crowd!  So after each sampling was taken by the judges, then the remainder went to our tasting table – where the spectators at the event could sample the treats!   Everyone at the event had a ticket and were given the opportunity to pick ONE favorite!  It was interesting as 71% of the votes were cast for entries in the SWEET category!  And, in the end all three PEOPLES CHOICE winners were in the Sweet category!

And our 3 Judges…

Angela Peggy and Melissa - Our 2018 JudgesWe want to acknowledge and thank our three judges this year!  All three were winners in last year’s competition!  Angela Campbell who owns, operates and cooks at the Boardwalk Hotel Pub and Grill, Melissa Pederson who owns, operates and cooks at the Harbor Inn Coffee & Gifts and Peggy Cloninger who has retired from almost 30 years running a successful fishing charter and B&B here in Seldovia!

All three of these ladies are amazing cooks who have owned and cooked in restaurants and B&Bs, so they understand the importance of tasty dishes and presentation!

Peggy actually wasn’t able to participate last year as she was headed out of town, so she gave her recipe to Jen Swick, who brought home 1st place last year making & submitting Peggy’s delicious Salmonberry Ice Cream!  Crazy – that this year’s winner was also an ice cream!

Thank You … Thank You … Thank You

Awesome Glass Etching by Ecola Collier

Awesome Glass Etching by Ecola Collier

Thank you to all the participants who submitted their delicious treats!  Obviously, there would be no competition without you!

In addition to thanking again the Boardwalk Hotel Pub and Grill and the entire staff who ran and ran all night to keep food and drinks coming, during the music and the competition, I also want to thank Bovey Trophies for a fantastic job on the ribbon awards!   They always do a great job, quickly and at a great price!

Thank you to Alaska Air Taxi who made sure that the awards made it down to Seldovia, and Jeremiah Campbell who packed them in his suitcase!

I also want to acknowledge Ecola Collier who did a fantastic job with the etching on the award jars, creating the artwork and  etching the glass so beautifully!

Thanks to Seldovia Property, who sponsored awards, commissioned artwork and planned and organized the event.


Savory Winners!

Liane - Savory 1st Place

Liane – Savory 1st Place Steak & Sausage Bites with Salmonberry BBQ Dipping Sauces



Marcia – Savory 2nd Place Marcia’s Salmonberry Juice (wine)



MaryJo – Savory 3rd Place Salmonberry Relish

 Sweet Winners!

Jinnifer - Sweet 1st Place Salmonberry Lemon curd Ice cream

Jinnifer – Sweet 1st Place Salmonberry Lemon curd Ice cream

Liane - Sweet 2nd Place Salmonberry Mascarpone Shortcake

Liane – Sweet 2nd Place Salmonberry Mascarpone Shortcake

Rebecca - Sweet 3rd Place Salmonberry flavored Cupcake Bites

Rebecca – Sweet 3rd Place Salmonberry flavored Cupcake Bites

People’s Choice Winners!

Elaine - 1st Place - People's Choice

Elaine – 1st Place – People’s Choice Salmonberry Kookaberry Cake

Erin - 2nd Place - People's Choice

Erin – 2nd Place – People’s Choice Fresh Salmonberry Pie

Jinnifer - 3rd Place - People's Choice

Jinnifer – 3rd Place – People’s Choice Salmonberry Lemon curd Ice cream


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