It was a beautiful day at the picturesque Gold Hill Vintners to hold a fundraiser for the 'Leukemia & Lymphoma Society". This was a fundraiser that was disguised as an informal rib cook-off between nine serious but fun loving bbq competitors.They were supplied the ribs to transform into competition caliber bbq entries. Ms. Goofy and I had the privilege to judge this contest. We would like to share a couple of images with you. Be careful viewing because you may walk away hungry.
Today, the prevalent bbq cooker was the U.D.S. (Ugly Drum Smoker). I did spy a Weber and a BGE in this mix. This contest was very informal and we were encouraged to fraternize with the cooks. This is verboten in KCBS contests. This contest was more about the fun and ultimate goal to benefit charity.It was a very pleasant morning chatting with the cooks and fellow judges. It was time to judge.
We had nine fantastic entries of ribs. It was very hard to pick a winner. I would like to share the auxiliary categories entries with you. In the auxiliary category there are no set rules. The purpose is to impress the judge's with anything but competition meat. The competitors did their jobs with; lemon custard tart, A.T. B. (Atomic Buffalo Turd), an Asian style slaw, ginger molasses cookies, faux ice cream sundae made with mashed potatoes and the overall winner; a cheesecake apple parfait. The cooks sure know how to spoil the judges.
A raffle was held Yours truly walked away with some mouth watering English toffee.What a beautiful day for a fundraiser. We enjoyed Gold Hill Vintners hospitality and house made beer and wine. We got to sample, taste and score fantastic competition barbeque. Best of all, this benefited the 'Leukemia & Lymphoma Society". It does not get any better.