clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

This is the Full List of NOWFE's Fleur de Lis Winners

Attendees at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience's Grand Tastings may have noticed that a whole lot of restaurants there had the words "Gold," "Silver" or "Bronze" attached to their stations. These were the winners of the Fleur de Lis Culinary Awards, NOWFE's juried competition. A couple of weeks before NOWFE, a pack of judges descended upon each of the participating restaurants, eating the dish that would be offered at the Grand Tastings, and judging accordingly.

The Best in Show winners?Phillip Lopez of Root in the sweets bracket and Gregg Zeringue of the Westin's Green Bar in savory?were announced before the events. The rest of the winners were there, obviously, but with six categories with at least three winners each (there were several ties, and the "Seafood" category actually had five different gold medal winners, for different types of seafood) it could have been pretty overwhelming. Luckily, the full, more easily digested list of Fleur de Lis Culinary Award winners is now out.

Best Of Show: Savory

Chef Gregg Zeringue, Green Bar at Westin Canal Place

Best of Show: Sweet

ROOT, Chef Phillip Lopez

SOUP, Stews and Gumbos:

Gold: Tory Stewart, Broussard's

Silver: Gus Martin, Muriel’s

Bronze: William Alexander, Le Bayou


Gold “OYSTER”: Michael Sichel, Galatoire’s

Gold “SHRIMP”: Duke LoCicero, Cafe Giovanni

Gold “FISH”: Mike Fennelly, Mike’s on the Avenue

Gold “SCALLOP”: Baruch Rabasa, Cafe Atchafalaya

Gold “Crab”: Randy Buck Criollo at the Monteleone

Silver: Michael Gottlieb, RedFish Grill

Bronze: Laura Cedillo, Galvez

Meat and Poultry

Gold (tie): Mark Quitney, Marriott 5 Fifty 5; Peter Sclafini, Ruffino's

Silver (tie) – Peter Page, Desire Bistro and Oyster Bar; Drew Dzejak, Windor Court Grill Room

Bronze: Todd Pulsinelli, American Sector


Gold: Peter Sclafini, Ruffino’s

Silver (tie): Chris Montero, Café B; Lalit Kumar, Soif Faim

Bronze: Vinny Russo, Ritz-Carlton


Gold: Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Cafe

Silver: Matt Regan, Lüke

Bronze (tie): Mark Quitney, 5 Fifty 5; Michael Farrell, Bistreaux


Gold: Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace

Silver (tie): Rhonda Ruckman, Link Restaurant Group; Mark Quitney, 5 Fifty 5

Bronze (tie): Mike Fennelly,Mike’s on the Avenue; Gregg Zeringue, Green Bar

· All NOWFE 2012 Coverage [-ENOLA-]