ACF of Southern Oregon

Smudge Pot Stroll 2012


February 1, 2013
Stroll 2013

Twenty Thirteen

Smudge Pot Stroll

 

Mission Statement: Pear-a-Fare events celebrate the unique flavors of the Rogue Valley; recognize our outstanding chefs and artisan food, and support education and training to continue our tradition of excellence in the vineyards, orchards, and kitchens of the Rogue Valley.

 

 

In late 2008 a group of dedicated volunteers formed a committee to explore the possibility of adding a food and wine element to the annual Pear Blossom Festival Celebration.  The first Pear a Fare was hosted the following spring in down town Medford.

 

With a vision for the future, the committee’s goal to carefully develop the combined, yet separate event concepts took a step forward during the preparations for the 2010 festivities.  As a continued tradition of forward thinking, while working closely with the Pear Blossom Festival Assoc, Pear Blossom Run and the Heart of Medford Assoc the 2013 celebration will again include an element for the “foodie” palette.

 

The Pear a Fare is an annual ‘foodie’ event, where local artisan food, wine, hand crafted brews; music and fun are offered on Pear Blossom Festival weekend. This tented event is held in the historic down town core and attended by surrounding community populations as well as contestants of the Pear Blossom Run. 

 

The Smudge Pot Stroll was added in 2011 and will again be part of this year’s festival calendar. This evening event provides the community with an opportunity to enjoy the culinary genius of our local food and beverage establishments.

 

The Smudge Pot Stroll is scheduled for Friday, April 12th from 5-9 PM.  The event will be limited to a total of three hundred fifty patrons who will walk through Medford’s “six by six”, dining district to partake from participating eateries. These patrons will be encouraged to cast a vote for the best overall preparations and pairings which will be know as the Strollers Choice Award.

 

Any licensed restaurant or mobile kitchen (Hawkers) operating within Medford city limits may compete for the Strollers Choice Award.  

The Strollers Choice Award will be announced after the Pear Blossom Festival parade on Saturday April 13th under the Pear a Fare Tent which will be located on Main Street between Riverside and Bartlett.

 

The funds generated from the Smudge Pot Stroll and the Pear-a-Fare tent provides scholarships to local schools and individuals that wish to further their education or training.


February 1, 2013
Strol 2013

Twenty Thirteen Smudge Pot Stroll

Culinary Competition Guidelines

Eateries participating in the “Smudge Pot Stroll” will be competing for awards in 4 categories:

 

People’s Choice – this award will be presented to the eatery            

                      who earns the most votes from the stroll

                      participants. Stroll participants will cast

                      their vote at the Pear–a-Fare tent at the

                      conclusion of their stroll.

 

Best Pairing of Beverage with Food & Presentation – this award will be

                      presented to the eatery who scores the

                      highest total of points in this category.

 

Best Taste – this award will be presented to the eatery

                       who scores the highest total of points

                       in this category.

 

Best Overall – this award will be presented to the eatery

                        who scores the highest total of points

                        in all categories.

 

Judging will begin at 5:00 pm on “Stroll” night  

Friday April 12, 2013.

Judges for the competition are:

Alan Anderson CEC ACE - Executive Chef at the Rogue Valley

                              Manor & an ACF Approved Culinary

                              Evaluator. 

Sandy Dowling – Owner & Chef of The Willows Inn

Jesse Bartyzal CEC ACE AAC – Executive Chef & an ACF

                             Approved Culinary Evaluator

Anita Burke – Medford Mail Tribune 

  

Awards will be presented at 2:00pm on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Pear-A-Fare tent


February 1, 2013
Stroll 2013

2013

The Smudge Pot Stroll

 

Stroll marketing to be included in all local Pear-a Fare advertising materials (including but not limited to, window posters, table tents, and print ad) announcing the activity one month prior to the event.

FSA will underwrite a portion of food cost for the event (The amount of funding available per location will be determined by the # of entries (3K budget)

FSA Stroll funding is limited to the first 20 applicants

            FSA will provide signage for the day of the event indicating destination points

            PBF will provide licensed OLCC server for wine/beverage service as needed

            Participants to provide a location for the consumer to be able to congregate

                        Inside or outside on site locations are permissible

            Each establishment needs to serve a beverage with their tasting which could be a non-alcoholic beverage or a wine or beer. The beer & wine must come from a supplier that is participating in the Pear a Fare tent. Wine & beer costs will be subsidized by the PBF of $50.00 per establishment. When the available wine & beer distributors are announced each establishment will have their choice.

How will it work?

Pear a Fare Entrance

            ID Check prior to purchase and validated with bracelet

Tented venue price @ $15 per souvenir glass includes 10 taste tickets to be used under the canopy only

                        or

Consumer purchases “Stroll” glass @ $30 ea.to partake of fare offered at additional participating destinations located through out the down town core

                        Stroll consumers limited to 350

                        Stroll price also includes five tickets for tented venue tasting

Colored zone map of participating locations provided with designated starting point and indicated travel route to avoid “slamming”

Four Zones

Colored zone maps to be collated

Room for written notes and suggestions implemented in design

            Colored map must be presented to taste at each location

Consumer travels route as indicated on map to partake of taste/snack size portions & beverages offered at participating locations

Participating locations/vendors (OLCC Server) will stamp the route map to eliminate consumer ‘double back’ possibility.

Consumers may visit as many or few locations as desired between 5-9PM.

.Zone maps are recovered from strollers with their choice of the best preparation tasted overall to be known as the Strollers Choice Award     

Strollers Choice Award to be announced following the Pear Blossom Parade Saturday April 13th in the Pear a Fare Tent.

In addition there will be 2 American Culinary Federation Certified chefs & 2 additional food culinarians who will judge each establishment in accordance with ACF guidelines and present awards as well.                      


March 17, 2012
Smudge Pot Stroll Competition Guidelines

Twenty Twelve Smudge Pot Stroll

Culinary Competition Guidelines

Eateries participating in the “Smudge Pot Stroll” will be competing for awards in 4 categories:

 

People’s Choice – this award will be presented to the eatery            

                      who earns the most votes from the stroll

                      participants. Stroll participants will cast

                      their vote at the Pear–a-Fare tent at the

                      conclusion of their stroll.

 

Best Pairing of Beverage with Food & Presentation – this award will be

                      presented to the eatery who scores the

                      highest total of points in this category.

 

Best Taste – this award will be presented to the eatery

                       who scores the highest total of points

                       in this category.

 

Best Overall – this award will be presented to the eatery

                        who scores the highest total of points

                        in all categories.

 

Judging will begin at 5:00 pm on “Stroll” night  

Friday April 13, 2012.

Judges for the competition are:

Alan Anderson CEC ACE - Executive Chef at the Rogue Valley

                              Manor & an ACF Approved Culinary

                              Evaluator. 

Sandy Dowling – Owner & Chef of The Willows Inn

Dale Fowler CEC ACE – Executive Chef at the Rogue Regency

                           Inn & an ACF Approved Culinary

                           Evaluator      

Sarah Lemon – Food Editor of the Medford Mail Tribune 

  

Awards will be presented at 2:00pm on Saturday April 14, 2012 at the Pear-A-Fare tent


March 17, 2012
Smudge Pot Stroll Score sheet

Twenty Twelve Smudge Pot Stroll

Culinary Competition Score Sheet

 

Eatery_________________________________________

 

Criteria                                         

Possible

Pts.

Actual

Pts

 

Taste

● Flavor (0-10)

   Do the specified major ingredients carry the

    dominant flavors?

● Ingredient compatibility (0-5)

  Do the recipe ingredients compliment each other

   in flavor and color. 

● Are the temperatures correct? (0-5)

   Hot is hot; cold is cold

● Texture (0-10)

   Do the textures reflect the cooking technique?

 

Comments:

 

 

 

 

0-30

 

 

Pairing of Beverage with Food &

Presentation

Pear Blossom posters displayed. (0-5)

Overall ability of the server to convey the

   spirit of the event. (0-5)

● Beverage complements the taste.(0-10)

● General impression of the serving area (0-5)  

 

Comments:

 

0-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 17, 2012
Smudge Pot Stroll Start

Twenty Twelve

Smudge Pot Stroll

 

Mission Statement: Pear-a-Fare events celebrate the unique flavors of the Rogue Valley; recognize our outstanding chefs and artisan food, and support education and training to continue our tradition of excellence in the vineyards, orchards, and kitchens of the Rogue Valley.

 

 

In late 2008 a group of dedicated volunteers formed a committee to explore the possibility of adding a food and wine element to the annual Pear Blossom Festival Celebration.  The first Pear a Fare was hosted the following spring in down town Medford.

 

With a vision for the future, the committee’s goal to carefully develop the combined, yet separate event concepts took a step forward during the preparations for the 2010 festivities.  As a continued tradition of forward thinking, while working closely with the Pear Blossom Festival Assoc, Pear Blossom Run and the Heart of Medford Assoc the 2012 celebration will include yet another element for the “foodie” palette.

 

The Pear a Fare is an annual ‘foodie’ event, where local artisan food, wine, hand crafted brews; music and fun are offered on Pear Blossom Festival weekend. This tented event is held in the historic down town core and attended by surrounding community populations as well as contestants of the Pear Blossom Run. 

 

The Smudge Pot Stroll was added in 2011 and will again be part of this year’s festival calendar. This evening event provides the community with an opportunity to enjoy the culinary genius of our local food and beverage establishments.

 

The Smudge Pot Stroll is scheduled for Friday, April 13th from 5-9 PM.  The event will be limited to a total of three hundred patrons who will walk through Medford’s “six by six”, dining district to partake from participating eateries. These patrons will be encouraged to cast a vote for the best overall preparations and pairings which will be know as the Strollers Choice Award.

 

Any licensed restaurant or mobile kitchen (Hawkers) operating within Medford city limits may compete for the Strollers Choice Award.  

The Strollers Choice Award will be announced after the Pear Blossom Festival parade on Saturday April 14th under the Pear a Fare Tent which will be located on Main Street between Riverside and Bartlett.

 

The funds generated from the Smudge Pot Stroll and the Pear-a-Fare tent provides scholarships to local schools and individuals that wish to further their education or training.


March 17, 2012
Smudge Pot Stroll Goals

2012

The Smudge Pot Stroll

 

Stroll marketing to be included in all local Pear-a Fare advertising materials (including but not limited to, window posters, table tents, and print ad) announcing the activity one month prior to the event.

FSA will underwrite a portion of food cost for the event (The amount of funding available per location will be determined by the # of entries (3K budget)

FSA Stroll funding is limited to the first 20 applicants

            FSA will provide signage for the day of the event indicating destination points

            PBF will provide licensed OLCC server for wine/beverage service as needed

            Participants to provide a location for the consumer to be able to congregate

                        Inside or outside on site locations are permissible

How will it work?

Pear a Fare Entrance

            ID Check prior to purchase and validated with bracelet

Tented venue price @ $10 per souvenir glass includes 5 taste tickets to be used under the canopy only

                        or

Consumer purchases “Stroll” glass @ $35 ea. or $50 for two to partake of fare offered at additional participating destinations located through out the down town core

                        Stroll consumers limited to 300

                        Stroll price also includes five tickets for tented venue tasting

Colored zone map of participating locations provided with designated starting point and indicated travel route to avoid “slamming”

Four Zones

Colored zone maps to be collated

Room for written notes and suggestions implemented in design

            Colored map must be presented to taste at each location

Consumer travels route as indicated on map to partake of taste/snack size portions offered at participating locations

Participating locations/vendors (OLCC Server) will stamp the route map to eliminate consumer ‘double back’ possibility.

Consumer may visit as many or few locations as desired 5-9PM

.Zone maps are recovered from strollers with their choice of the best preparation tasted overall to be known as the Strollers Choice Award            

Strollers Choice Award to be announced following the Pear Blossom Parade Saturday April 14th in the Pear a Fare Tent.

In addition there will be 3 American Culinary Federation Certified chefs who will judge each establishment in accordance with ACF guidelines and present an award.                  




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