SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.
Nancy's Barn brings Irish Champion Chowder to the USA
- Aug. 14, 2018
-- The road to Long Beach Island Chowderfest is one that has been taken by the best and most competitive chefs for three decades. The iconic event presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has served up thousands of gallons of chowder to generations of connoisseurs who cast their vote for the Grand Champion,second and third runners up. Held at the magnificent bay front at Taylor Avenue in Beach Haven, the chamber team transforms the location into a football field sized tented arena for the rain or shine cook off event. This year 19 chefs and their crews will be bringing their tried and true top recipes for the attendees to taste test their way to the winning vote. Along side local favorites and Jersey natives will be representatives from County Donegal that will have traveled across the Atlantic to throw down with the best.
Chef Kieran Doherty Duey is no stranger to a competition having won the All Ireland Chowder Cook off and the Rhode Island Chowderfest. Duey trained at Killybegs Catering College before establishing his own restaurant in Inishowen. Nancy's Barn is situated in Ireland's most northern peninsula in County Donegal. The sea is an inspiration for innovate local eateries as well as breath taking scenery that has captured imaginations of writers, artists and outdoor enthusiasts. Nancy's Barn continues to bring world wide attention to the area with their warm hospitality and creative use of local ingredients. "We cannot wait" states Kieran "The press back home is unreal, we expect loads of people all over the USA travelling to the Chowderfest Cook off"
To sample and cheer on all the contestants a ticket is necessary to enter the field and can be purchased online on https://chowderfest.com/
. VIP, General Admission and children tickets are all available through the website or by call the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce 609 494 7211. Follow the iconic East Coast event on facebook as the Official LBI Chowderfest, where up to date information is shared with over 10000 fans on competitors, champions and sponsors and activities surrounding this epic Jersey Shore tradition.