Aug. 5, 2015
Taste of Waterville
2014 Taste Winners
Best Entrée -18 Below – Fresh Atlantic Salmon Filet
The Fresh Atlantic Salmon Filet came to us artfully presented on a bed of local field greens with a homemade cucumber-dill yogurt dressing and a garnish of fresh dill. The generous serving of salmon was perfectly poached and moist and the dill-cucumber yogurt had a delightfully refreshing flavor. The judges loved this healthy, expertly prepared entrée.
Best Appetizer – The End Zone – Greek Fries
Pub food with flair! The simple addition of feta cheese and seasonings was used to make this easy-to-eat street food stand out and kept us nibbling until they were gone. The judges took note that the End Zone’s entire menu offering was Greek-themed and these fries offered a new twist to an old favorite.
Best Soup - Mainely Brews – Lobster Stew
Once again, Mainely Brews Lobster Stew did not disappoint. This piping hot pint of stew had large chunks of fresh Maine lobster claw meat and tender new potatoes and the creamy sherry base was silky and flavorful. Extremely satisfying!
Best Sandwich/Wrap- MaineGeneral – Fish Tacos
Another healthy and unique option from MaineGeneral, these tacos had a generous portion of fish, with an extremely flavorful mixture of freshly chopped cilantro, carrots, and cabbage dressed with lime on a flour tortilla. This offering was healthy, delicious, and affordable!
Best Dessert – Amici’s – Panna Cotta with Fresh Blueberry Sauce
This pretty little cup of Panna Cotta had a simple creamy flavor and was topped with a sweet blueberry sauce made from fresh berries. This was an elegant and light summer dessert.
Best Booth – Mainely BrewsIt is obvious that the folks at Mainely take great pride and put forth a huge effort when setting up their booth. A multitude of potted plants and flowers bursting with colors greet patrons just as they do at their restaurant. Silverware and napkins are offered in nicely arranged woven baskets and the staff looked great in their colorful company t-shirts. Their “Live Lobster” character roamed in front serving to both entertain the crowd and advertise the menu. A festive and welcoming booth.
Taste of Waterville Sponsors
|Taste of Waterville Major Sponsors|
|Children's Events Sponsor|
| Recycling Sponsor
| Parking Sponsor
|Taste of Waterville Media Sponsors|
| Taste of Waterville Patron Sponsors
|Belgrade Lake Resources||Houle's Plumbing & Heating||Jokas Discount Beverage|
|Century 21 Nason Realty||Fairfield Drafting & Construction|
|Silver Street Tavern||Stevens Siding & Window Co.||James D. Julia Auctioneers|
|Hammond Lumber Company||Plum Creek||Hamelin Furniture Company|
|Best Western Plus Waterville||Kennebec Savings Bank||Macdonald Page & Co. LLC|
|Joseph's Market||Our Hearts Foundation
|Cancun Mexican Restaurant
||Nale Law Offices
||Waterville House of Pizza
|IN KIND SPONSORS|
|Are You Ready to Party?||City of Waterville||Eagle Rental|
|TOC Media||Hammond Tractor||Huhtamaki|
|Central Maine Disposal||Yankee Communications|