Oishii Sushi Bar and the University of Windsor captured top honours at the 2010 Big Brothers Big Sisters Windsor/Essex Battle of the Hors d’Oeuvres at the Ciociaro Club on Friday night.
The event, now in its 24th year, is a culinary competition between local restaurants and catering facilities. An expert judging panel consisting of Windsor Culinary Guild president Ahron Goldman, Retired NHL Goalie Eddie Mio, WindsorEats’s Pina Ciotoli and the Windsor Star’s Ted Whipp were presented with specially prepared creations.
Local restaurants Per Bacco, Oishii, Pho Saigon and Caldwell’s Grant participated in the Restaurant Category, with Oishii winning the Critic’s Choice Award for their wrapped-in-soy-paper, “Essex County Sushi” creation.
The University of Windsor beat out competitor Caesars Windsor to win the Hospitality Critic’s Choice Award for their “One Bite Surf & Turf”, and Century High took the High School category by storm to win the Critic’s Choice Award for their “Chicken Pate Crustini”.