The Best Seafood Chowder in Nova Scotia
We Nova Scotians are passionate about our seafood chowder - from traditional creamy to spicy to tomato based, this dish is both versatile and delicious in its many forms. Angela Malec, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Murphy's Restaurant, recently had the pleasure of attending Murphy's own seafood chowder competition. Read on for Angela's summary of the event. Warning: this blog will make you hungry!
On Monday June 4th, a province wide search for the Best Seafood Chowder in Nova Scotia concluded at Murphy’s Restaurant when a winner was crowned the “Master of Seafood Chowder” thanks to a delicious recipe.
Nine contestants battled it out in front of a panel of celebrity judges, including Gordon Stewart from the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, Emily Haynes of Taste of Nova Scotia, Colin Maclean of Waterfront Development Corporation, Lynn Ledwidge of Destination Halifax and Caroline Parker of 96.5 Kool fm. Each seafood chowder was judged on presentation, use of local ingredients, overall cost of ingredients and the criteria of most importance: taste.
The contestants brought their A game - the seafood chowders were incredibly unique and delicious, each featuring a variety of local Nova Scotian ingredients. The Judges had their work cut out for them! After much deliberation, tasting, tough decisions and very close scores, a winner was announced! Murphy’s is pleased to congratulate the winner of the 2012 Best Seafood Chowder in Nova Scotia Competition - raise your spoons to Green Lane Farm Seafood Chowder.
Green Lane Farm is based in Falmouth, Nova Scotia. This deliciously unique seafood chowder combines organic vegetables and herbs from Green Lane Farm with haddock, scallops, shrimp, salmon, lobster, clams and more. The judges described the chowder as “light, unique, flavourful and very tasty.”
Stop by Murphy’s Restaurant at 1751 Lower Water Street to try this delicious seafood chowder available July 2012 for one full year on Murphy’s menu. We are very proud to be a Nova Scotian restaurant! The local talent and passion for incredible Maritime Seafood dishes is outstanding.
We look forward to the 2013 Best Seafood Chowder in Nova Scotia Competition, sure to be outstanding based on the caliber of entries in 2012. Until next year!