Del Ray Restaurant a Winner in 2014 'Cherry Challenge'

Del Ray's Evening Star Cafe grabbed a prize and bragging rights in the challenge's appetizer category, with a cherry theme in honor of the George Washington weekend.

Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray is a winner in the 2014 "Cherry Challenge." Patch archive photo
Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray is a winner in the 2014 "Cherry Challenge." Patch archive photo

Did George Washington chop down a cherry tree? We're not sure. What we do know? The winners of the sixth annual "Cherry Challenge," announced by the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee.

Some 30 Alexandria restaurants participated this year in the culinary contest, from Feb. 2-8, with residents voting for their favorite cherry drinks, starters, entrees and desserts. 

Here are the winners of the sixth annual "Cherry Challenge":

Patch will follow up with the names of the winning dishes, which were not immediately available.

In addition to award plaques, the winners of the competition received invitations to march in the George Washington Birthday parade taking place Monday. The names of the winning restaurants and featured menu items will be announced from the parade grandstand.

Each person who ordered the dish or menu item was supplied with a ballot so that they could judge the menu item on taste, presentation and creativity.  Scoring was done by rating both the number of ballots submitted, and how each dish rated in the palates of the citizens who ordered the items.

JohnInNova February 17, 2014 at 01:33 PM
How any of the Neighborhood Group (except Vermillion) can win an award for food, is beyond me. Somehow, they succeed on serving less than average food, with lots of beer. As, I said: except Vermillion.


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