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Sunflowers & Greens wins oyster stew competition

CBMM_OysterStewWinner2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 31, 2017) Sunflowers & Greens Chef Harley Peet has been named the first place winner in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s oyster stew competition, held annually during OysterFest.

Sunflowers & Greens of Easton, Md. earns bragging rights and a plaque recognizing the People’s Choice award. Votes were taken during blind tastings of the different stews at CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest, with Sunflowers & Greens served as stew ‘B’.  The stew will be served at Sunflowers & Greens and its sister restaurant, Bas Rouge, in Easton.

Five restaurants competed, with 500 festival-goers taking part in blind taste tests before voting by ballot for their favorite stew. T at the General Store of Royal Oak, Md. was served as stew ‘A’ in the tastings, which placed second with chef Hugo Ruesgas, with third place going to stew ‘D’ from Bistro St. Michaels’ chef Doug Stewart. Other participants included Billie’s Catering of Crisfield, Md. (stew ‘C’), and Gourmet by the Bay of St. Michaels, Md. (stew ‘E’).  More information about the event is at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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Sunflowers & Greens Chef Harley Peet, shown here, placed first in the oyster stew competition at CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest, where 500 tasters voted in a blind tasting of five stews. The winning stew will be served at Sunflowers & Greens and and its sister restaurant, Bas Rouge, both in Easton, Md. Next year’s OysterFest will take place on Saturday, October 27, when the 1889 bugeye Edna Lockwood will be re-launched after a two year restoration. More is at cbmm.org.