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List of 2015 NOWFE Fleur de Lis Medal winners

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience released this list of the 2015 Fleur de Lis Award winners. These dishes, and others, will be presented Friday night and Saturday during the day at the two Grand Tastings. Not all the dishes will be served both days.

Best of Show Savory

Broussard's Fricassee of Joyce Farms Chicken with Creole Corn Maque Choux, Tomato Jam and Smoked Oysters

Best of Show Sweet

The Intercontinental's Mirliton Tarte Tatin and Blackened Ice Cream

Soups and Stews medal winners

Gold - Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Gulf Coast Blue Crab Chilled Yellow and White Corn Soup, Green Onion Biscuit

Silver - Borgne - Louisiana White Shrimp Dumplings, Pork Belly, Wild Mushroom, Greens and Dashi Broth

Bronze - Irish House - Arborio Velouté, Crawfish Hay and Morel and Truffle Stuffed Calamari

Seafood (Cold) medal winners

Gold - Palace Cafe - Crawfish Boil Caprese

Silver - Amici - Octopus, Shrimp and Sea Asparagus Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Bronze - Tableau - Louisiana Crawfish Salad, Spicy tarragon vinaigrette marinated crawfish tails on a fried green tomato with a rosemary aioli

Seafood (Hot) Medal winners

Gold - Criollo - Grilled Shrimp Wrapped in Pancetta Arugula Salad Pomegranate Mostarda

Silver - Ralph's on the Park - Vadouvan Shrimp & Grits: Gulf Shrimp with Vadouvan and Garam Masala, Broken Brown Rice Grits, Chili Sauce and Fresh Yogurt

Bronze - Restaurant August - Gulf Shrimp Tomalley Strozzapreti with Harissa Rouille

Meat and Poultry Medal winners

Gold - Cafe B - Five Spice Seared Duck Breast: Garlic and Thyme Marinated Seared Chappapeela Farms Duck Breast, Candied Backyard Kumquats, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Confit Shiitakes, Five-Spice Demi Glace

Silver - L'Auberge du Lac - Louisiana Duck Experience

Bronze - Restaurant R'evolution- Beet Sugar Cured Pork Pickled Berries, Fermented Sorghum

Laginappe medal winners

Gold - Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Petite Raviol de Royan, Caramelized Louisiana Shallot, Nouilly & Prat Tomato Sauce, Pancetta

Silver - LMNO - Yuca Andouille Fritters with Aji Amarillo Sauce

Bronze - Ox Lot 9 - Crawfish Boudin Ball with Boudin Sugar Cane Mustard, Pickled Fennel

Bronze - Martin's - Smoked Gulf Seafood Boudin Boulette with Caramelized Okra-Sweet Corn Chow Chow and Crawfish Boil Aioli

Dessert Medal winners

Gold - Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Sable Breton, Louisiana Strawberries Compote, Smoked Ivory Chocolate

Silver - Irish House - Sticky Toffee Pudding

Bronze - Cafe Giovanni - Chocolate Stuffed Beignet

Bronze - Creole Creamery - Strawberry-Ricotta ice cream with pistachios and a basil coulis

Bronze - Quintin's Ice Cream - Salty Caramel Ice Cream with Chocolate Shortcake

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