2016 Taste of Madison Pre-Event Judging Award Winners

Thank you to all restaurants who participated this year!

American - Gourmet

  1. Sofra Family Bistro - Sofra Slider
  2. O.S.S. - Bahn Mi
  3. Rare Steakhouse - Steak Slider

American - Home-Style

  1. Toast - Turkey Panini
  2. O.S.S. - Badger
  3. The Roman Candle Pizzeria - Chicken Wings

Appetizer

  1. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Crispy Garlic Cheese Balls
  2. Bonefish Grill - Bang Bang Shrimp
  3. Freiburg Gastropub - Konigsberger Klopse (Meatballs)

Asian

  1. Bahn Thai - Squash Curry
  2. Bonefish Grill - Ginger Beef Dumpling
  3. Sa Bai Thong Cuisine - Chicken Squash Curry

BBQ

  1. Ma & Pop - Smoked BBQ Brisket Sandwich
  2. Bob's BBQ Emporium - St. Louis Style Ribs
  3. Bob's BBQ Emporium - Brisket Slider

Dessert - Gourmet

  1. The Looking Glass Bakery - Mini Lemon Lavender Cheesecake
  2. Bonefish Grill - Flourless Sundae Brownie
  3. TIE:  Gigi's Cupcakes - Chocolate Salted Caramel    ||   Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

Dessert - Home-Style

  1. Toast - Chocolate Lovers Panini
  2. Jakarta Cafe - Strawberry Lime Coconut Jelly
  3. Pots N Tots - Friendship Tots

Ethnic

  1. Caracas Empanadas - Shredded Beef & Cheese Empanada
  2. Jakarta Cafe - Satay
  3. La Taguara - Arepas

Healthy

  1. Natural Juice - Berry Blast
  2. Lao Laan-Xang - Spring Roll

Italian

  1. Toast - Mixed Meat Panini
  2. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Tia Maria Steak Bites

Kid-Pleasing

  1. O.S.S. - PBBB & J
  2. Natural Juice - Raspberry Cream
  3. Ma & Pop - Pop's Poppers

Mexican

  1. Tamaleria Poblano - Cheese Tamale
  2. El Sabor de Puebla - Squash Blossom Quesadilla
  3. Eldorado Grill - Grilled Spinach Enchilada

Seafood

  1. Sa Bai Thong Cuisine - Yum Ta-Wai

Southern-Style

  1. Ma & Pop - Jambalaya Quesadilla

Southwestern

  1. Tex Tubbs - Green Chili Chicken Taco
  2. Eldorado Grill - Texas Torpedoes

Vegetarian

  1. La Taguara - Cachapa Con Queso
  2. Toast - Veggie Panini
  3. TIE:  Bandung Restaurant - Bakmi Goreng   ||  Caracas Empanadas - Sweet Plaintain & Roasted Garlic Empanada