Sea Delight is thrilled to have participated as the seafood sponsor for the Feast of the Sea’s Maestro del Mar Chef’s Challenge #4 on August 17 at Williams-Sonoma in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Four chefs competed for the title at Williams-Sonoma in The Gardens Mall, including Matt Barna of 3800 Ocean, Chris DeGweck of Bistro Ten Zero One Chef Eric Grutka of Ian’s Tropical Grille, and Charlie Soo of Talay Thai.
Chef Eric Grutka of Ian’s Tropical Grille was crowned the winner of this Challenge. Chef Grutka’s winning dish featured three courses of swordfish: sashimi two ways, ceviche and seared with edamame and black rice. Chef Barna served up a coriander crusted Swordfish peppernade with braised kale, while Chef DeGweck showcased Swordfish with sumac and cauliflower purée with sorrel and mustard. Chef Soo presented a Thai style fish cake with cucumber and chili paste salad.
Chef Eric Grutka of Ian’s Tropical Grille
Sea Delight donated its responsibly sourced mahi, swordfish, tuna, grouper and snapper for an unforgettable evening of seafood cooking demonstrations and the of fourth part of their Maestro del Mar Chef’s Challenge.
Adding to the festivities, Sea Delight Ocean Fund, the charity arm of Sea Delight, was present providing attendees with fundamental information on what is responsibly sourced seafood and how they can help support marine conservation programs.
Attendees also enjoyed wine pairings by sponsors PRP Wine and delicious cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Onli Sparkling Flavored Water.
All proceeds from this event and future Chef’s challenges will benefit Future 6, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that provides action sports opportunities to under-privileged children.
Join us The Maestro del Mar Chef Challenge Finale on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at E.R. Bradley’s in West Palm Beach.