The Delaware Small Business Chamber held a culinary event and competition with their beefsteak dinner Oct. 25.
The event brought together the region’s top steakhouses to compete for the unique awards and bragging rights that went along with them. Created by Bob Older, president of the Delaware Small Business Chamber, the dinner is a modern twist to the old-fashioned dinner of the late 1800s and early 1900s which brought together business leaders, gangsters and politicians for an evening of fun and food. The chamber’s event modernized the event adding flatware and the culinary competition.
The steakhouses competing were: 1776 Steakhouse of Lewes with their marinated lollipop lamb chops, filet with caramelized onions beefsteak-style and their famous black ravioli with lobster/ricotta stuffing with crab and shrimp and sherry cream sauce; Steak and Main Restaurant presenting a veal chop with a peppercorn demi, filet mignon with truffle butter and an asparagus wrapped in mozzarella and prosciutto; and Walter’s Steakhouse with a presentation of lamb loin chop; slow-roasted java-rubbed sirloin and root-vegetable mashed potatoes. The winner of the best chop for the 2016 Beefsteak Dinner went to 1776 Steakhouse, which also won the Top Choice Award for the night, and the Best Steak Dish award went to Steak & Main.
Chamber events help raise money for the Small Business Grant Fund which awards qualified small businesses with a one-time grant in the amount of $100 to $1,000 to help them grow. The Delaware Small Business Chamber is the state’s only chamber that is statewide and focused on businesses with 0-100 employees and those companies that may be larger that support the local small business community. For more information, go to www.dsbchamber.com.