CHARLOTTETOWN — The inaugural P.E.I Porktoberfest ended its first campaign with 15 participating restaurants competing to concoct the tastiest Island pork sausage on a bun.
Geoff and Debbie Crowther of The Kitchen Witch Tea Room & Country Crafts in Kensington, P.E.I., were crowned Best Porktoberfest Chefs for their Island Magic P.E.I Porktoberfest sausage, made with sweet Italian-seasoned Island pork sausage wrapped in local black forest ham in a homemade gluten-free brioche bun, topped with house-made mustard pickles, pickled red onions and shredded gouda.
“I’m speechless,” Debbie Crowther told The Guardian. “We really enjoy providing good healthy food and the majority of what we serve in our restaurant is made completely from scratch. We use local ingredients.’’
Porktoberfest was created in partnership with the P.E.I. Hog Commodity Marketing Board, Fresh Media, Hometown Pork, the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and P.E.I. Flavours, to help raise the profile and sustain the pork industry on the island.
For more information on the campaign, visit peiporktoberfest.ca.