Roundup and Best Bites Competition

Texas-Sized Food and Wine Extravaganza

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

The Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition is a premier event in the Southwest for those who wish to savor the delights of award-winning wines from the International Wine Competition and taste signature dishes submitted for competition by area catering institutions and restaurants. A highlight of the evening is the announcement of the top winners in the International Wine Competition. Winners ride off with custom-made coveted saddles, chaps and buckles. Attendees are the judges in the Best Bites Competition, selecting their favorite dishes from more than 85 culinary entries.

2016 Winners

Outstanding Showmanship Award

  • Grand Champion – Davis Street at Hermann Park
  • Reserve Grand Champion – Squash Blossom Catering
  • Third Place – Houston Texans Grille

People's Choice Award

  • Grand Champion – Royers Round Top Café
  • Reserve Grand Champion – Grazia Italian Kitchen

Tasty Traditions Award

  • Grand Champion –Joyce's Seafood & Steaks

Trailblazing Appetizer/Starter Award

  • Grand Champion – Max’s Wine Dive: fried oysters over wonton crisp
  • Reserve Grand Champion – Federal Grill: truffled beef carpaccio
  • Third Place – Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant: all-natural pork-and-beef meatballs, kale, fresh mozzarella cheese, sweet tomato broth and rustic baguette

Lone Star Entrée Award

  • Grand Champion – Grazia Italian Kitchen: smoked beef short rib served over pancetta risotto, topped with a cilantro molasses glaze
  • Reserve Grand Champion – Newk’s Eatery: pimento and bacon mac and cheese
  • Third Place – Taste of Texas: beef tenderloin

Two-Steppin’ Dessert Award

  • Grand Champion – Trentino Gelato: gelato pops
  • Reserve Grand Champion – Joyce’s Seafood & Steaks: white chocolate bread pudding
  • Third Place – Mostly Chocolate & Catering: truffles

Rookie Award

  • Grazia Italian Kitchen

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