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Red Fruit Festival

I have a bit of exciting news to share with you. I submitted a recipe for Roasted Tomato & Dark Cherry Balsamico Soup to the Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival , and it actually made it to the finals! What does it mean? It means that this coming Friday I will be paired up with Chef RJ Cooper and we'll be competing for a prize in the Appetizers & Soups category.

If you are in DC and love tomatoes and wine and want to support me and Mary, who is luckily competing in a different category from me, come to the festival on Friday and vote for us!

And here are the other recipe finalists:

Main Courses:
Mary Cunningham’s Grilled Heirloom Tomato Pizza,
prepared by Chef Jerry Edwards
Amy Angelo’s Lasagna Stuffed Tomatoes,
prepared by Chef Beej Flamholz
April Fulton’s Tomato Tarte,
prepared by Chef Xavier Deshayes

Appetizers & Soups:
David Tarre’s Nuovo Caprese with Corn-Fried Mozzarella,
prepared by Chef Todd Gray
Rosemary Lawler’s Cream of Tomato Soup with Seafood,
prepared by Chef Kaz Okochi
Olga Berman’s Roasted Tomato & Dark Cherry Balsamico Soup,
prepared by Chef RJ Cooper

Beverages & Sauces:
Amanda Hine’s Grilled Peach With Tomato Raspberry Sauce & Basil Whipped Cream,
prepared by Chef Matt Hess
Christiana Aretta’s Green Tomato Ketchup,
prepared by Chef Aaron McCloud
Maria Alvarez’s Simo’s Bloody Mary,
prepared by Mixologist Brendan Dorr

Mario Raymond’s Panzanella with Lemon Rosemary Sorbet,
prepared by Chef John Walsh

McKenzie Severson’s Caprese Cupcakes,
prepared by Chef Brad Spate
Jessica Sidman’s Green Tomato Marbled Goat Cheese Ice Cream,
prepared by Chef Mike Lund
Maggie Sklar & Sandy Ibrahim’s Sundried Tomato Goat Cheesecake,
by Chef Michelle Poteaux

For ticket information, go here.


Unknown said...

It all sounds sooooo good, especially the desserts! They sound pretty original! Congratulations! I'm not sure I can make it yet since I may be running a 10K the next morning but that may change ;-)

Unknown said...

Woo hoo! Go you! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. I hope you win :D
*kisses* HH

Delicious Dishings said...

That soup sounds so good! Lots of luck! Keeping my fingers crossed!

FOODalogue said...

Congratulations. The soup sounds delicious.

Jenny said...

Congratulations, Olga, wow!! Good luck! Can't wait to read about the event here :-)

Capitol to Capital said...

That is AWESOME! It is so super cool that RJ Cooper is making your recipe!!!

Jenna said...

Olga, that is AWESOME! And your recipe sounds delicious - I never would have thought to pair cherries with tomatoes but it sounds lovely.

Somehow, I think you should use the contest to catapult you into a cookbook deal. Or a cooking show. Or both. You never know :-)

Debbie said...

congrats for taking on this beautiful dish!