NJ’s King Crab Contest: Who Will Be Crowned?

Trinchero Family Estates and R & R Marketing, a premier distributor of fine wine & spirits, have partnered with JerseyBites to uncover the best Crab Cake in New Jersey.   Over 30 chefs/restaurants from all over the state have entered NJ’s King Crab competition, with voting happening during the months of July & August.  For the latest list of participating chefs/restaurants and to cast your vote, click http://www.jerseybites.com/njkingcrab/.

On July 2nd, the voting poll went live and is scheduled to run through September 8th, 2012.  At the conclusion of the voting period, the top three restaurants with the most consumer votes will be asked to participate in a professional cook-off held at the Viking Cooking School in Harrah’s Casino, Atlantic City.  In addition to posting streaming video of the event on JerseyBites.com, NJDiscover.com and social media, the cook-off will be aired live on NJ Discover TV.  The panel of judges will be 3 industry professionals and includes JerseyBites.com’s own, Deborah Smith, Founder and Executive Editor.

For the 2nd year in a row, Trinchero Family Estates, one of the world’s leading producers of fine wines, is supporting R&R Marketing’s local concept for promoting the “winning combination”.  Previously, the supplier-distributor duo marketed NJ’s Big Cheese, featuring Terra D’Oro Zinfandel paired with gourmet burgers.  The winning chef of that program, Chef Tony Saboti from Gaslight Bar & Grill in South Orange, was featured as a guest chef at The 4th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival in March 2012. After much success with this program, along with the highly anticipated NJ’s King Crab competition, there are long term plans to continue developing these creative concepts for years to come.

Details of NJ’s King Crab Competition:

Monday, 7/2 – Saturday, 9/8: Online voting poll open to consumer voting

          1 vote per registered consumer:

Monday, 9/10: Announcement of top 3 restaurants/chefs with the most consumer votes

Posted on JerseyBites.com and email blasted to all consumers that voted

Monday, 9/24: Cook-Off held at Viking Cooking School, Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City

This is a closed event but will be aired/streamed live on NJ Discover TV, JerseyBites.com, NJDiscover.com and social media.

Voting is open to the public.