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Yachts Trending, Excellence and P2 among top winners in Antigua

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The 55th edition of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show hit its zenith last night with the awarding of top chefs and interior table decorations in three yacht size categories. And the winners are …

Yachts larger than 164 feet:

  • 1st, Chef Charles Blacker of M/Y Trending
  • 2nd, Chef Karl Elliot of M/Y Elysian
  • 3rd, Chef Kyd Lyne of M/Y Callisto

For the interior in this category, the winners are:

  • 1st, Stew Olivia Cserjen of M/Y Callisto
  • 2nd, Stew Carli Botha of M/Y Mischief

Yachts 126-164 feet:

  • 1st, Chef Eric Davis of M/Y Excellence
  • 2nd, Chef Daniela Sanchez of M/Y Remember When
  • 3rd, Chef Michael Power of M/Y At Last

For the interior in this category, the winners are:

  • 1st, Stew Katie Byng of S/Y Germania Nova
  • 2nd, Chief Stew Bianca Franck, stews Lindie and Fransunette, and Chief Eng. Travis of M/Y Remember When

Yachts up to 126 feet:

  • 1st, Chef Sheree Murray of S/Y P2
  • 2nd, Chef Daniel Wright of M/Y Unbridled
  • 3rd, Chef Lauren Loudon of S/Y Toto

For the interior in this category, the winners are:

  • 1st, Stew Charlotte Dell of S/Y Toto
  • 2nd, Stew Trista Pease of M/Y Unbridled

Chefs were asked to prepare a Caribbean Surf-and-Turf Luncheon with a tropical fruit dessert.

Chef Daniela Sanchez of M/Y Remember When won second place with this menu:

  • Appetizer: Seafood Ceviche of wahoo, snapper and coconut cream in a frozen coconut shell with yuca chips (Cassava) and blended mango
  • Entree: Octopus/Jerk Pork Belly Surf & Turf with a passion fruit sauce, banana-sorrel ketchup, vegetable slaw, spiral fried plantains and a coconut-tamarind glaze
  • Dessert: Piña Colada Trio, Cavalier Caramel Carpaccio, Laurent Perrier Mojito Cake, Mousse, White Chocolate, Dehydrated Pineapple

This year’s was the 17th annual Concours de Chefs at the Antigua show. Sponsors included National Marine Suppliers, Laurent Perrier Champagne, Bacchus Wines/Le Gout Du Vin St Maarten, Liat Quickpak, and Boat International Media.

Judging assessed not only each chef’s taste and technique, but also their creativity, presentation, and use of local ingredients. The judges included Chef Ben Deneen, who won his division while aboard M/Y Lady J last year, local chefs, and Aaron Michaels from Culinary Convenience.

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