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Chocolate fest delights in Rehoboth

Winners of annual contest announced
Mar 11, 2012
Photo by: Steven Billups The 22nd Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival drew large crowds of chocolate lovers to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center March 3. Layla Oliphant, above, of Georgetown dips some fruit into a chocolate fountain at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street booth.

The Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival, held March 3, raised funds for Rehoboth Beach Main Street and the Friends of the Rehoboth Public Library. Attendees feasted on more than 200 different entries of delectable chocolate concoctions, including the items made by the winners listed below:

 

Grand Prize Winners:


Restaurant - Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant, Turtle Cheesecake

Professional - Robert Cirelli, Marble Cheesecake

Bakery - Sugar Bakers, Triple Cheesecake

Amateur - Skyler Currie, Most Unusual - Hamburger Cupcakes

Kids 12 and Under - Rachel Esposito, Double Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Showpieces - Jamie Dillon, Cat & Yarn Cake and  Rachel Meoli, Chanel Cake

 

Restaurant Category:


Cookies
1st - The Cultured Pearl

2nd - Cake Bar

3rd - The Cultured Pearl


Brownies
1st - The Cultured Pearl

2nd - Green Man Juice Bar & Bistro

3rd - Cloud Nine Restaurant


Pie
1st - Green Man Juice Bar & Bistro

2nd - Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant

3rd - Casa DiLeo


Cheesecake
1st - Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

2nd - Cake Bar

3rd - Arena's


Candy
1st - The Cultured Pearl

2nd - The Cultured Pearl

3rd - Cake Bar


Cake
1st - Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant

2nd - Cloud Nine Restaurant

3rd - Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant


Most Unusual
1st - Gelato Gal

2nd - Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

3rd - Gelato Gal

 

Professional Category

Cookies
1st - Monique Rossignd

2nd - John Michalek

3rd - Lynn Chichi

Brownies
1st - Robert Cirelli

2nd - Jenell King

3rd - Kevin Kable


Pie
1st - Dru Tevis

2nd - John Michalek


Cheesecake
1st - Robert Cirelli

2nd - Robert Cirelli

3rd - Dru Tevis


Candy
1st - Monique Rossignd

2nd - Kilwins

3rd - Kilwins


Cake
1st - Robert Cirelli

2nd - John Michalek

3rd - John Michalek


Most Unusual
1st - Marti Austin


Bakery Category

Cookies
1st - Touch of Italy

2nd - Sugar Bakers

3rd - The Bake Shoppe


Brownies
1st - Sugar Bakers

2nd - Touch of Italy

3rd - The Bake Shoppe

 

Pie
1st - Sugar Bakers

2nd - The Bake Shoppe


Cheesecake
1st - Sugar Bakers

2nd - The Bake Shoppe

3rd - Touch of Italy


Candy
1st - Smith Island Cake Co.

2nd - The Bake Shoppe

3rd - Sugar Bakers


Cake
1st - The Bake Shoppe

2nd - The Point

3rd - Sugar Bakers


Most Unusual
1st - Sugar Bakers

2nd - Cake Break

3rd - Adel’s Sticky Buns


Amateur Category

Cookies
1st - Diane Deming

2nd - Judy Klusman

3rd - Tucker Sharpe


Brownies
1st - Kathryn Bruce

2nd - Terri Carr

3rd - Janice Winbrow


Pie
1st - Tracy Boyette

2nd - Terri Carr

3rd - Terri Carr


Cheesecake
1st - Terri Carr

2nd - Janice Winbrow

3rd - Nancy Stauffer

 

Candy
1st - Sue Scaglione

2nd - Nancy Stauffer

3rd - Jane Dillon


Cake
1st - Jan Fraipont

2nd - Lauren Brayer

3rd - Theresa Desmond


Most Unusual
1st - Skyler Currie

2nd - Skyler Currie

3rd - Lynn Joos


Kids 12 and Under

Cookies
1st - Gabrielle DiDonato

2nd - Henry Witman

3rd - Dylan Landis


Brownies
1st - Nolan Witman

2nd - Nolan Witman

3rd - Race Caruso


Pie
1st - Savannah Miller

2nd - Matt Minakowski

3rd - Grayson Boyette


Cheesecake
1st - Three Chocolatiers

 

Candy
1st - Christopher Smith

2nd - Matt Minakowski

3rd - Race Caruso


Cake
1st - Rachael Esposito

2nd - Nolan Wirman

3rd - Daphne Branner


Most Unusual
1st - Race Caruso

2nd - Spencer Carbaugh

3rd - Henry Witman

 

Showpiece Winners

1st - Jamie Dillon and Rachel Meoli

2nd - Pam McCoy and Madison Nickel

3rd - Theresa Desmond and Nolan Witman

 

 

Cake Break, Snyder’s Candy, The Coffee Mill, Kilwins Rehoboth Avenue, Stingray, Lupo di Mare, Touch of Italy, Cake Bar, Rehoboth Beach Main Street, the Village Improvement Association and chef Dru Tevis sold tasty delights including chocolate sushi, chocolate-dipped fruit, yummy fudge, aromatic coffee, cake pops and some goodies made from old family recipes.

 

Milk was poured by the Lewes Dairy maidens alongside their life-sized cow. Kids took their picture with the cow and also enjoyed Rehoboth Cooperative Preschool’s Chunk of Chocolate children’s activities.

 

For more information about the chocolate festival, Rehoboth Beach Main Street and volunteer opportunities, call 302-227-2772 or go to www.downtownrehoiboth.com.

 

 

 

Village Improvement Association volunteer Mary Lou Frost serves up some restaurant-made candy to Christine Dawson of Philadelphia. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Helping to set up a children’s sweets activity for the Rehoboth Cooperative Preschool are Grady Hazel, left, and Lillian Baker. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Nathan Witman, an 8-year-old aspiring chef, holds his armful of ribbons in front of his showpiece award-winning “Shark Attack.” Witman also took home the showcase ribbon in 2011. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Sue Day, right, gets another taste of Chocolate Raspberry Panna Litta, served by Village Improvement Association volunteer Carole Suchanek. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Crowds wait patiently in line for another taste of a chocolate treat. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Sherry Hastings, center, and Kathleen Meany stayed busy serving cold Lewes Dairy milk to chocolate lovers like Ryan Cummings from Wilmington. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Getting a sample from the grand prize taste table is Brianne Izzo from New Jersey as volunteer Cass Hall keeps busy slicing up cakes and pies. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Throngs of people fill Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in search of the many tasty treats. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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