2017 Taste of Madison Pre-Event Judging Award Winners

Thank you to all restaurants who participated and congratulations to all the winners!  
Approximately 35 of our 80+ restaurants participate in the Pre-Event Judging each year. Winners receive ribbons to display at their booth space during Taste of Madison.

AMERICAN

  1. Toast - Turkey Panini
  2. Fork in the Road - BBQ Pork Tots
  3. The Rodeo Wagon - Triple Mac w/ Bacon
     

APPETIZER

  1. Bonefish Grill - Bang Bang Shrimp
  2. TAJ Indian Restaurant - Samosa
  3. The Roman Candle - Club Med Pizza
     

ASIAN

  1. Bahn Thai - Squash Curry
  2. O.S.S. - Bahn Mi
  3. TIE:  Bandung - Pad Thai Chicken  ||  Jakarta Cafe - Grill Pork Dumpling
     

BBQ

  1. Bob's BBQ Emporium - Brisket Slider
  2. Pots N Tots - BBQ Pork Slider
  3. RibMasters WI - Rib Tips
     

DESSERT - GOURMET

  1. Bonefish Grill - Flourless Sundae Brownie
  2. The Looking Glass Bakery - Mini Lemon Lavender Cheesecake
  3. Natural Juice - Mango Tango
     

DESSERT - HOME-STYLE

  1. Toast - Chocolate Lovers Panini
  2. Gigi's Cupcakes - Chocolate Salted Caramel
  3. Just Bakery - Turtle Brownie
     

ETHNIC

  1. Caracas Empanadas - Shredded Beef & Cheese Empanada
  2. TAJ Indian Restaurant - Chicken Tikka Masala
  3. La Taguara - Arepas
     

HEALTHY

  1. Jakarta Cafe - Fresh Strawberry Lime Coconut Jelly
  2. Natural Juice - Berry Blast
  3. Toast - Pollo Panini
     

ITALIAN

  1. Toast -  Italian Mixed Meat Panini
  2. FIB'S- Meatball
  3. FIB'S - Italian Beef
     

KID-PLEASING

  1. Natural Juice - Raspberry Cream
  2. Pots N Tots - Flavored Tots
  3. Ugly Apple - Mini Apple Fritter
     

MEXICAN

  1. Tamaleria Poblano - Pork Tamale
  2. El Sabor de Puebla - Taco
  3. El Sabor de Puebla - Gordita
     

SEAFOOD

  1. Bahn Thai - Crab Rangoon
  2. Sa Bai Thong Cuisine - Crab Rangoon
     

SOUTHERN-STYLE

  1. O.S.S. - NOLA Picnic Dog
  2. Bob's BBQ - Chicken Fried Pork Belly
  3. Ugly Apple - Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sausage Gravy
     

SOUTHWESTERN

  1. The Rodeo Wagon - Texas Beef w/ Chimichurri
  2. The Rodeo Wagon - Texas Caviar
     

VEGETARIAN

  1. Caracas Empanadas - Sweet Plantain & Roasted Garlic Empanada
  2. La Taguara - Patacones
  3. The Roman Candle - Pestoral Pizza
     

MOST UNIQUE:  Caracas Empanadas - Sweet Plantain & Roasted Garlic Empanada

BEST PRESENTATION:  Bulgogi Korean Taco - Bulgogi Korean Taco