The second Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2014, the 3rd Annual Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown, was held this past Sunday, June 22nd at the Rhode Island Eye Institute in Providence. Eleven ice cream makers competed to see who had the best, according to a panel of four culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing for the People’s Choice. Three trophies, created by Ahlers Designs, were awarded to the winners.
According to judges, Stephanie Caress of Betaspring, David Dadekian of Eat Drink RI, Chef Maria Meza of El Rancho Grande and Chef Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections, first place went to Julians for their Cranberry Goat Cheese ice cream. Judges’ second place was a tie with both Newport Creamery and Sundaes serving Coffee Cake ice cream. People’s Choice was awarded to Frosty Freez. Congratulations to all the winners.
RI Food Fights was created and produced by Jim Nellis. John Taraborelli and Mike Ritz entertainingly hosted the event.