As the weather is beginning to become a little colder, it is the perfect time to begin eating more chowders and soups. If you want to try some of the best chowders and soups in the New England area, then mark your calendars for Sunday, October 2, the date of this year’s New England Chowdafest. New England’s best chowder and soup competition will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut. This is a food festival you don’t want to miss!
At the New England Chowdafest, there will be 40 award-winning chefs and restaurants from every New England state that will be competing for the title of best chowder, soup and bisque in New England. The judges for this competition are you and your friends in attendance! Everyone who attends will get a spoon, ballot and pencil. As you are enjoying unlimited samples of soups and chowders, you will rate everything you try, and the best average rating will win in each category. The four categories to be judged include: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Traditional Chowders, Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. (more…)