Monday, September 23, 2019

#77: cocktails & canapés (fifth edition) - May 2016

Our annual cocktails & canapés cookoff was held at Ravenclaw House on the 7th of May. It was a lovely spring day, and we had plenty of people in attendance!

tofu & paper crane
Bronwen: "Italian origami" marinated tofu with fennel, sun-dried tomato, & citrus; served with a paper crane (sake, aperol, ramazzotti, lemon)
whiskey & bacon
Laryssa: "bacon, bitches" rice paper bacon-wrapped cherry tomato with arugula, mizuna, & lemon mayo; served with a cocktail of lemon balm-infused whiskey, lemon soda, & smoked salt
polpette & negroni
Jen: "heavy polpetting" polpette (tempeh meatball in spicy marinara sauce) with crostini; served with a negroni (campari, sweet vermouth, gin)
grapefruit vodka & tofu
Malloreigh: "great fruit" za'atar tofu, grapefruit, & avocado in tahini dressing; served with a cocktail of orange blossom water & grapefruit pepper vodka
beergarita & burger
Allie: "siete de Mayo" black bean slider with guacamole & pickled jalapeño; served with a beergarita (Corona, tequila, lime, salt)
sangria & empañada
Kristina: "Sangraladida" lentil mushroom empañada with chimichurri; served with a non-alcoholic red wine sangria
sake & sushi
Liang: "sakushi" flower-shaped maki sushi; served with a cocktail of rice wine & matcha
elderflower gin & shortbread Ash: "botanica" rye shortbread with juniper sea salt; served with a cocktail of gin & St. Germaine with elderflower, cucumber, basil, & borage

seconds: Jen
creativity: Ash
presentation: Bronwen
perceived effort: Laryssa
best canapé: Laryssa/Jen
best cocktail: Bronwen/Allie/Ash
best pairing: Allie

overall winner: Jen (and second place was a 3-way tie!)

best name: (unscored category) Allie

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