Ivy crowned Top Chef of the Culinary Coast

Annual event benefits
May 25, 2023

For the second straight year, Ivy’s Rudder jumbo lump crab cake with Delaware Bay tartar sauce took home the top prize at the Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth Top Chef of the Culinary Coast. 

The event was held May 17 at Ivy on Dagsworthy Avenue in Dewey Beach, where chefs from 16 local restaurants and drink retailers competed. The event was sponsored by the W.E. Cross Charitable Foundation Inc. and Meineke Care Car Center of Lewes. 

Second place went to chef Ryan Steele and chef/owner Richard Steele of Cafe Azafran for their paella cakes. Third place was presented to to Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats. Ami Rae the Backyard from Milton took top accolades for the dessert tres leches.

Other restaurants and drink retailers taking part in the were Lefty’s Alley and Eats, Fins Hospitality Group, Crooked Hammock, Hopkins Farm Creamery, Touch of Italy, Thompson’s Island, Salt Air/Big Fish Group, Lewes Oyster House, Atlantic Liquors, Nassau Vineyards, Bethany Blues and Frank & Louie’s.

Along with the restaurants, drink retailers offered libations to wash down the many small plates.

All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth.

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