• November 20, 2017

Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival 2017

gridiron grill off 2017

Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival 2017

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We are thrilled to have been apart of the 8th Annual Gridiron Grill-Off Food and Wine Festival Presented by The University of Miami Health System. This year’s event attracted nearly 3,000 football fans & foodies, South Florida’s most talented chefs and Miami Dolphin greats!!  The team raised nearly $80,000 for the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation!!

Gridiron Grilloff 2017

For those who aren’t aware, the Gridiron Grill-Off is where Celebrity, Competition & Charity Collide! We would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the culinary & cornhole competitions:

Judge’s Choice Champion:  Oliver’s Grilled Pork Belly & Jelly with Pork Rind – #25 Louis Oliver and Chef David Hackett from the Biltmore
Fan Favorite Award:  Duper’s Andouille Burgers with Remoulade – #85 Mark Duper, Chef Rey De La Osa from Publix Apron’s Cooking School and Nathalie Rodriguez from WIOD
Cornhole Champions:  #23 Troy Stradford, Chef Greg McGowan from Pelican Landing, Renee Quinn & Fan Lee Mohler

Here are the Top 3 for both culinary awards:

Judge’s Choice CHAMPIONS (Top 3 of 18)

#25 – Louis Oliver / Chef David Hackett

1st

The Biltmore Hotel

Oliver’s Grilled Pork Belly & Jelly with Pork Rind

Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling

 

#23 – Troy Stradford / Chef Greg McGowan

2nd

Pelican Landing at the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

Stradford’s Deconstructed Porchetta Di Testa

Drumshanbo Gunpowder irish Gin

 

#56 Twan Russell / Chef Salvador Soberanis

#81 O.J. McDuffie / Chef Ray Roach

TIED for 3rd

JWB Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Russell’s Seared Scallops with Okinawa Sweet Potato Puree and Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

McDuffie’s Wood-Grilled Spanish Octopus with Chorizo, Finger Lime and Saffron

Kim Crawford Rose

Diseno Malbec

 

Fan Favorite CHAMPIONS (Top 3 of 18) 

1st PLACE

#85 – Mark Duper / Chef Rey De La Osa

1st

Publix Apron’s Cooking School

Duper’s Andouille Burgers with Remoulade

Ruffino Prosecco

2nd PLACE

#66 – Larry Little /  Chef Eric Kaszubinski

2nd

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Little’s Grilled Oysters 3 Ways

Simi Sauvignon Blanc

3rd PLACE

#56 Twan Russell / Chef Salvador Soberanis

3rd

JWB Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL

Russell’s Seared Scallops with Okinawa Sweet Potato Puree and Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

Kim Crawford Rose

 

Gridiron Grilloff 2017

Chef Shary Almodovar

Although we did not place this year we are already looking forward to getting our Grill ON once again in November of 2018!