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Fan Voting - Winners

TOP Traditional Dish
  • 1st- Matassa's Market
  • 2nd- Saint John
  • 3rd- Parkway Bakery
  • 4th- Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House
TOP Creative Dish
  • 1st- Gris Gris
  • 2nd- Alma
  • 3rd- Los Jefes
  • 4th- Bywater Brew Pub
TOP Vegetarian Dish
  • 1st- Johnny Sanchez
  • 2nd- Sofia
  • 3rd- Copper Vine/ BonFire
  • 4th- Boucherie
TOP Classic Cocktail
  • 1st- Los Jefes w/ Jameson Orange
  • 2nd- Bywater Brew Pub w/ Tres Generaciones
  • 3rd- Tava Indian Street Food w/ Sweet Crude Rum
  • 4th- Galliano w/ Left Bank Whisky
TOP Creative Cocktail
  • 1st- Johnny Sanchez w/ Quiereme Mucho Mezcal
  • 2nd- Sofia w/ Ketel One
  • 3rd- Alma w/ Flora de Cana Rum
  • 4th- Saint John w/ Who Dat Bourbon

Critics Choice - Winners

TOP Traditional Dish
  • Los Jefes Grill, first place
  • Saint John, second place
  • Parkway Bakery and Tavern, third place
  • Matassa’s Market, fourth place
TOP Creative Dish
  • Messina’s Catering & Events, first place
  • Tchefuncta Country Club, second place
  • Copper Vine, third place
  • Table & Tap, fourth place
TOP Vegetarian Dish
  • Johnny Sánchez, first place
  • Sofia, second place
  • Copper Vine/Bonfire, third place
  • Boucherie, fourth place
TOP Classic Cocktail
  • Tava Indian Street Food with Sweet Crude Rum, first place
  • Tchefuncta Country Club with Olmeca Altos, second place
  • Los Jefes Grill with Jameson Orange, third place
  • Galliano with Left Bank Whisky, fourth place
TOP Creative Cocktail
  • Sofia with Ketel One Botanicals, first place
  • Wetlands Sake with Gris-Gris, second place
  • Saint John with Who Dat Bourbon, third place
  • Alma Cafe with Flor de Caña Rum, fourth place

10 Winners

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From the producers of Top Taco comes the Preeminent Food Competition in New Orleans with over 40 restaurants and 30 spirits competing to see who can create the Top New Orleans dishes and cocktails. Chefs and bartenders compete in five categories: Top Traditional Dish, Top Creative Dish, Top Vegetarian Dish, Top Classic Cocktail, and Top Creative Cocktail.

Our all-inclusive event benefits the PLEASE Foundation, a Louisiana non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in New Orleans through education. PLEASE Foundation provides at-risk teens with mentorship, leadership training, and scholarships to attend local college-preparatory high schools.

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