Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and Top Chef star Brooke Williamson have teamed up and are on a mission to discover the most glorious appetizer recipe in the country through the first ever nationwide “Glorious Bites Challenge.” Starting today, people 21 and over are encouraged to channel their inner-foodie and submit their signature appetizer recipe best paired with Gloria Ferrer’s Sonoma Brut. For official rules and to enter by August 31, 2015, please visit www.gloriousbites.com.
“For our first ‘Glorious Bites Challenge,’ appetizers will be judged on originality, perceived taste appeal and perceived ability to pair with our Sonoma Brut,” said Eva Bertran, Vice President of Marketing at Gloria Ferrer. “Our Sonoma Brut has been produced since our winery was founded in 1986. It’s a lively and tremendously versatile wine. In that spirit, we have given our fans total creative control, so don’t be afraid to sparkle and perfectly blend your ingredients!”
Each recipe entered will be reviewed by a panel of wine and food experts to select the top ten semi-finalists to participate in live cook-offs judged by Williamson either in New York or San Francisco in September. Regional Semi-Finals are scheduled to take place in the following locations:
- New York, New York
Institute of Culinary Education – Demonstration Kitchen
225 Liberty Street
Saturday, September 12, 2015
- San Francisco, California
Williams-Sonoma Cooking School
340 Post Street
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Only four competitors will move on to the National Finals on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Gloria Ferrer Winery in Sonoma, California, in which Williamson and the expert panel will choose the grand-prize winner with the most glorious bite, awarding the lucky individual a $5,000 cash prize.
For inspiration for your own glorious bite that pairs perfectly with Sonoma Brut, please take a look at Brooke Williamson’s signature recipe for Grilled Oysters with Toasted Prosciutto Quinoa Crumbs at www.gloriousbites.com/Brooke_Williamson_Recipe.pdf.