JR’S ROUTE 22 TAKES TOP HONORS IN NEW FISH FESTIVAL
Almost 200 votes were cast at this week’s New Fish Festival on Wednesday, June 28, as diners selected their favorite of the twelve entrees prepared by local chefs. JR’s Route 22, located on Western Avenue in Essex, won with their Cod Cheeks Saut’ed in Lemon White Wine Butter. The second and third choices were Lobsta Land in Gloucester with Jamaican Jerk Grilled Barramundi with Curry-Coconut Rice & Mango Coulis and Casatova Fine Foods & Catering of Danvers with Filet de Sole Bourr’ et Cuit. Eighteen restaurants/chefs participated in this year’s Festival, utilizing over 1,000 pounds of seafood donated by local processors and fishermen. The New Fish Festival is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.