Sandpoint Farmin Park Stage
Good times were had by all at the Sandpoint Summer Sampler and Celebrity Cook-Off, a recent event sponsored by Litehouse Foods. The event was held at Farmin Park, a popular spot in the heart of downtown Sandpoint. The sampler included the area’s favorite restaurants, breweries and wineries that served samples of their most delectable culinary dishes, wines and brews.
Winning Appetizer Dish
The crowd enjoyed watching the chefs prepare their dish with flair and imagination. In the end, Chef Reese defended his title with his winning dishes of Cajun potatoes with kale, pork belly, mushroom & tomato ragout in a creamy gorgonzola sauce and a delicious salad of kale & mixed greens, figs, blueberries, gorgonzola and slivered almonds, drizzled with a pork belly vinaigrette. Besides bragging rights, for the second year in a row Chef Reese walked away with a traveling trophy for his efforts.
Winning Main Dish
The Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and Litehouse Foods have partnered in this event for the last 7 years, which also features a mini-taste of Sandpoint with 20 participating restaurants, caterers and wineries/breweries.