RUTLAND—The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the awards for Best Taste, Best Display and People’s Choice at the 36th annual Chamber Winter in August event, Aug. 8. The event, which moved back outside to Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, was sponsored by Davis & Hodgdon Associates with support from Killington 14 TV; Casella Waste Systems, Foley Linen and Celebration Rentals. The award judging panel was made up of local foodies Gordon Dritschilo, Kathryn McGrath and Matt Anderson. The nine criteria included everything from complementing flavors to appeal to the eye. Restaurants were rated on a weighted point system and scored accordingly. Attendees voted by ballot throughout the evening for the People’s Choice Award.
The Best Taste award was presented to Preston’s at Killington Resort with the Best Taste runner up going to Charity’s. The Best Display award went to Otto’s Cones Point General Store; the People’s Choice award was presented to The Vermont Truffle Company.
The event, held annually, recognizes the positive economic impact that the ski industry has on the Rutland region and Vermont. Twenty five area restaurants and businesses provided delicious food for the over 800 attendees while the businesses marketed their establishments.
Courtesy of Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chef Greg Lang and his team from Preston’s at Killington Resort accept the Best Taste Award at the 2017 Winter In August Celebration.