When I saw #PeterBsWingsContest - a cooking contest to create a chicken wings sauce using one of Peter B's brews - announced on Peter B's Facebook page, I was inspired. I created a sauce showcasing a stout then I submitted my Sumpin' Stout Doubled Down Chicken Wings to the contest...and waited.
Yesterday, the chef at Peter B's recreated all the entries - or maybe just the finalists' entries, I'm not sure - and six different recipes were judged by the Beer Geeks, the Grub Hunter, and Peter B's brewmaster Kevin Clark AKA Chris, Merideth, Mike, and Kevin. I was oddly nervous that a professional chef was making one of my recipes. Here's the crew, judging the dishes during Pub Talk last night. Here's their blogpost announcing the winner. Woohoo.
|The Judges, photo via the Peter B's Brewpub facebook page
Here's what the wings looked like, coming out of Peter B's kitchen...
|The Wings, photo via the Peter B's Brewpub facebook page
I was on assignment somewhere else, so I didn't attend the tasting. When I got back home later (and to my laptop), I saw that one of the Beer Geeks had tweeted me: "You won...I took your prize since you weren't here." He was kidding. I hope he was kidding!
I also received a text from another friend and an email from yet another. "I heard your name on KRML this afternoon winning 1st place for some chicken wings! LOL! Way to go!"
I liked the challenge they posed. I really liked the culinary adventure of creating a new dish. And, I'll be honest, I loved winning the contest!
Look for the post of about Jake's and my Peter B's adventure later. That's what I won - dinner for two and a night at the hotel. Can you say 'stay-cation'?? Love it!