They featured a local chef from a fish restaurant and a food blogger.
The chef, Jeremy Lee from Redfish Willie's Waterfront Grill made fish tacos, a sour cream avocado sauce, a mango salsa, rice and a watermelon pizza. He was not very entertaining because he had made everything but the fish up ahead of time. We thought he would demonstrate how each dish was made. That's what they do at most cooking shows. They chose from the audience 4 people to be taste testers. We thought oh well until they brought out samples. Our first sample dish was a fish taco with the mango salsa and sour cream avocado sauce on it and some rice. It was a good size sample.
Next up was a local food blogger who did an excellent job showing how to make Cilantro-lime grilled shrimp, and Mexican street corn salad. Her name is Vianney Rodriguez and her blog is sweetlifebake.com.
Our second sample plate was the watermelon pizza and the street corn salad. Everything was so very good. I had never had a fish taco but I sure will eat them now.
Between demonstrations they had drawing for items the venders had donated and I won a book by Vianney and a jar of Picklesmith watermelon-jalapeno jelly. That's what we are making today. It was so much fun.
We were also given a tote bag with recipes, a cutting board, measuring spoon, another tote bag, a silicone oven mitt among other things.
There were several venders there. We had a great time and they said this was the first annual Dinner tonight event so we are hoping that they continue this. It was great.