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ChowdaFest 2017: An Opportunity To Experience The Best Of Connecticut Cuisines

The ChowdaFest event is one of the most popular events in the state of Connecticut. Over the years, it has been able to capture the imagination of attendants from all walks of life. The event literally lights up the state of Connecticut and provides the locals with an amazing opportunity to take their food businesses to greater heights.

After ten years of existence, the ChowdaFest event has continued to grow in strength every year. The event for the year 2017 took place towards the end of August. In 2018, the event will take place in September.

Chowdafest 2017 attendees

But, it is quite amazing to be part of the ChowdaFest event. Every year, the event is electrifying and leaves attendants with the desire to attend the event of the year that follows. This event is a must for all individuals who want to experience the state of Connecticut in a whole new but memorable manner. Actually, this applies to both the 2017 and 2018 events. But, why would be a perfect idea to be part of the event, what makes it so attractive that it pulls crowds from all over the US and even beyond?

What Is Event All About?

At this particular point in time, you are obviously wondering what the event is all about. In simple terms, the event is about the cuisines that the state of Connecticut has to offer. This is one event where chefs get a chance to contend with each other. Every year, chefs from all parts of the state gather in one place to compete against each other. They prepare some of their best treats and let the judges decide whose cuisine is the best. This is a very exciting event characterised by fun, intrigue, suspense and above all a great time.

Crab Shell Restaurant, Chowdafest Contestant

The atmosphere where the event is hosted is also electrifying and tantalising leaving the attendants with no choice but a desire to remain glued to the event from its onset to its end. All the chefs that take part in the competition are tough tested and experienced in all respects. They are capable of piecing together some of the most breath-taking meals that you will ever taste. 

Usually, the event has a theme which may run for a single year or a couple of years. Currently, the theme is associated with the fight against hunger.

Winners of the competition are announced a few days or weeks following the event. The 2017 edition of the event was held in Westport Chowdafest and attracted many chefs spectated by a crowd filled with a passion and desire to sample cuisines.

What It Means To Be Part Of The Event

When you are part of the event, you will be actually setting yourself up for a long day characterised by sampling a vast array of mouth-watering meals. The event simply affords attendants a rare opportunity to sample different meals. On the other hand, the chefs work extra hard to satisfy the needs of the crowd in attendance by all means. Thus, the event is associated with a long list of unforgettable meals.

Generally, being part of the event actually means a lot to anyone who wants to have a feel of what the chefs in the state of Connecticut have to offer. This is a rare opportunity for you to sample some of the best cuisines that the state of Connecticut has to offer. The event attracts some of the best chefs in Connecticut. Further, it also showcases some cuisines that certain eateries have to offer as depicted by the meals prepared by the chefs representing the restaurants.

Harvest Wine Bar Westport, Chowdafest runner up

Some restaurants bring their best beverages along with their meals. Attendants are allowed to sample both the beverages and the meals and to provide a specific rating for each. The restaurants with the best beverages win the award in the category associated with beverages.

Get a chance to feel like a judge. When you are part of the event, you will be given a pencil and a paper along with a platform of dishes prepared by the contending chefs. You will be required to sample as many foods as you can and rate them on the scale of 7 to 10.5.