2016 East Bay Restaurant Week Signature SweetIf you’ve a sweet tooth or enjoy culinary competitions, you’ll want to attend Sweet Start Smackdown: the pastry contest to determine East Bay Restaurant Week’s signature sweet! November 18th, 2016!

At the Sweet Start Smackdown, dessert comes first and sweet-toothed foodies are the biggest winners of this annual “tour de confections.” Attend and watch as local pastry chefs compete to win the honor of creating the 2016 East Bay Restaurant Week Signature Sweet.

East Bay Restaurant Week is an opportunity to experience the unique dining scene in Rhode Island’s East Bay area via three-course, prix fixe meals: November 11th through the 20th, 2016.

While the Sweet Start Smackdown is but one facet of this week-long event, it’s one of the most popular. One glance at details of the event will tell you why.

You already know the event brings some of the area’s finest pastry chefs out to compete – but did you know you get to be a judge? And being a judge, of course, means … you get to taste what the chefs have created!

While the Smackdown is judged by two talented celebrity judges, the audience also has a hand in making that fateful and delicious decision. In fact, audience votes count for 50 percent of each pastry chef’s final score. Even better, you can weight your score by purchasing more tokens to vote for your fave. Vote early and often, as the saying goes!

The lineup of participants in this year’s Smackdown already include a number of area favorites:

The Beehive Cafe
Christian’s
Crepelicious
Dewolf Tavern
Just One More
Syroya’s Sweetsations

Celebrity judges scheduled for the event:
Jonathan Cambra, Chef de Cuisine with Bon Appétit at Roger Williams University
Paula Silva, Founder and Official food Taster at Rhode Island Red Food Tours

Not just sweets, Sweet Start Smackdown will also see The Bucket Brewery on hand and offering locally crafted beer and wine. Yum! There will also be live music to get you up on your feet and burning off some of that sugar!

Dont miss it!

Sweet Start Smackdown 2016

November 18, 2016 – 6pm to 8pm
Linden Place – 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: www.ebdining.com

Sweet Start Smackdown and East Bay Restaurant Week Lodging
You’re going to want somewhere warm and comfortable to sleep off that food coma – why do it with substandard accommodations at some cold, cookie-cutter hotel or motel? Whenever you’re in Newport, give yourself the gift of true comfort, hospitality, and bang for your buck with a stay in a Newport Bed & Breakfast Inn!