The Incredible Breakfast Cook Off Began Maine Restaurant Week [PHOTOS]
Our WBLM Morning Show set up shop and we were the first table to greet the hungry crowd. We were a pathetic first impression and we reassured everyone that it got better inside.
Behold Captain's Balls. The BLM Morning Show entry was a chocolatey, peanutty treat to be enjoyed with or without milk. We served Captain's Balls to more participants this year than ever before.
I saw some old friends. This is Dave and he politely declined partaking in the balls, but he did lend his support. Appreciate you, Dave.
We also made new friends. This crew drove all the way from Lancaster, PA to take part in the Incredible Breakfast Cook Off this year. They are huge BLM fans and we were so honored that they came to kick off Maine Restaurant Week with us. One of the gals is originally from New Hampshire, she introduced BLM to her coworkers at the hospital they work at. They totally made our day.
This beautiful Whoopie Pie cake was brought to me by Gary at Congdon's Donuts. It's become a yearly tradition and Congdon's blew everyone away with their donuts, fritters and whoopie pies. All of the other entries were savory dishes this year. Captain's Balls don't count.
All of the proceeds, and the leftovers, went to Preble St. where they are helping people in need throughout our community.
The winner this year was Chef Isaac Aldrich from Bowdoin Dining Services. His winning dish was Maine Crab Breakfast Flatbread with a cream cheese egg sauce, applewood smoked bacon, fresh Maine crab, sweet red peppers, candied jalepenos and naan flatbread.
This is Isaac's second win, he won in 2016 while representing Sebasco Harbor. He's a bad ass for sure.
Visit mainerestaurantweek.com for a listing of participating restaurants. They will be offering special menus at great prices. MRW helps out local restaurants, chefs and waitstaff during the toughest time of year for that industry here in Maine.