Taste of the Region - Part 1

Taste of the Region - Part 1

Well known regional chef Patrick Evans-Hylton asked me to be one of the judges in Taste of the Region at the Parade of Homes in Cypress Creek, Smithfield, VA. We got to check out several beautiful homes and try delicious food from the Smithfield area easily accessible to those moving into the area.

First stop was The Plaid Turnip (winner of the People’s Choice Award that night) with the following:

Shrimp & Grits & Greens. Shrimp sauteed with onions, green peppers, mushrooms and country ham served

Pulled Pork Barbecue with Turnip Slaw on a Cornbread Crostini

Mini Pumpkin Waffles with homemade maple ice cream and candied bacon drizzled with maple syrup. Finished with sprinkled sugar and cinnamon

I took a lot of photos, so I’ll post in segments.