The food has been eaten, the votes have been cast and this year, these two farm-fresh and locally sourced options stand out.
Roasted Herb Chicken at Plat8 – WINNER!
The way the chicken is prepared and seasoned with this dish is reminiscent of a home-cooked meal. Each bite provides a forkful of comfort, it’s no wonder this meal is featured on the menu. The rainbow carrots are cooked perfectly, between soft and crunchy, along with mushrooms absorbing the flavors of the garlic, onion, butter, and white wine saute. “I want to keep everything fresh and light for Spring,” Chef Anthony Hoye described it, making it the right dish to welcome the season. Locally sourced ingredients from: Ottawa Lake Heritage Farm, Riehm Farms, Great Greens, and Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery.
4330 Central Ave, Toledo
419-214-0370 | plat8toledo.com
Chicken Pesto Wrap at Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts – RUNNER UP!
What truly makes this place stand out is not only their farm-fresh food, but also their involvement in the community. Working directly with Sunshine Communities, a local supporter of people with developmental disabilities, the basil for the pesto of this wrap is grown at Sunshine’s greenhouse, then processed at Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, Ohio. The Basil Pesto makes for a pleasant accent to this wrap, filled with grilled chicken, tomatoes, red onions, spinach, and mozzarella, then lightly toasted.
311 Conant St, Maumee
419-891-8888 | georgettes.org