Sweet Start Smackdown

Sweet Start Smackdown

Thursday, April 24, 7-9 p.m.

Dessert comes first at this Restaurant Week-eve kick-off battle where pastry chefs from around the state compete and foodies feast. Scores from celebrity judges — James Beard winner, “Chopped champion” and two-time Knight Jean-Louis Gerin, Lyric Theater Company’s Executive Director Syndi Zook and Mirabelles co-owner Andrew Silva— and votes from you decide the winner of Vermont Restaurant Week’s Signature Sweet.

Contestants include:

  • Lisa Curtis, Sweet Spot

  • Jozef Harrewyn, Chef’s Corner

  • Erika LeBlanc, Madeleine’s Bakery

  • Barbara Bacchi, Vermont Moonlight Cookies

  • Debbie Dolan Burritt, Sweet Crunch Bakeshop

  • Andrew LeStourgeon, Little Sweets at Hen of the Wood

  • Nick Logan, Logan’s of Vermont

  • Emily Conn, Bakery at the Farmhouse Kitchen

  • Stefano Cicirello, Dolce VT

  • Michelle Cunningham & Lauren Deitsch, Doughnut Dilemma
Watch a video of the sold-out Smackdown in 2012:
Higher Ground Ballroom, 1214 Williston Road,  S. Burlington. Tickets: $15 adv./$20. Limited availability. Info, 802-652-0777

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