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Gourmet Gold Awards Fete Dallas Market Standouts

Dallas Market Center recently announced the winners of the fourth annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Awards at a June 21 ceremony and cocktail reception. The event was held at The Culinary Stage on the first floor of the facility’s World Trade Center during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.
The awards celebrate exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry who exhibit in Dallas. The winners came from several categories.
Best Beverage: Peach Bellini, Wine-A-Rita
Best Condiment: Le’Popcorn Marinade, Le’ Popcorn and Candy
Best Cookware or Bakeware: The “Original” Pasta Pot, Bradshaw Bialetti
Best Fruit Confit: Sweet Onion Farmstyle Chutney, Columbia Empire Farms
Best Kitchen Gadget: Collapsible KlipScoop, Dexas
Best Kitchen Textile: Hot Mama Apron, Jen Rosie Designs
Best Small Appliance: Chef Pro Tortilla Maker, Mercantile International NA
Best Snack: Marathon Endurance Mix Granola, Nate & Sassy’s Gourmet Granola
Best Soup/Chili: Dinner Tonight White Bean Chili, Backyard Safari Co.
Best Sweet: Fleur De Sel Toffee, Lambrecht Gourmet
Best Tabletop: Going Stemless Magnetic Cocktail Charms, Going Stemless LLC.
Criteria for judging food entries were originality, taste and packaging. For housewares, they were innovation, visual appeal and practicality. This year’s judges were Amy Pinkerton, buyer for kitchen & dining décor and entertainment for Pier 1 Imports, and Anastacia Quiñones, the executive chef at Komali Restaurant in Dallas.

Winners received a promotional package and prominent billing during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, which ends tomorrow.