More than 800 guests dined at the 23rd annual Taste of the Season Friday (Nov. 16) at Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. Foodies sampled from about 40 local chefs. Out of all of them, they determined that Hugo's "Surf n' Turf Lollipops" were the best (right).
Read on to see who else took home prizes.
Hugo's Seafood & Steakhouse "Surf n' Turf Lollipops" -- Lobster Wontons & Hawaiian-seared Filet Mignon with Celeriac Puree, Parsnip Chips & Soy Vinaigrette
Marley’s Island Grill Savory Surf & Turf Rockefeller -- Tender Chili Pepper Beef Tenderloin over sautéed Spinach Rockefeller drizzled with Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Aioli. Garnished by a Duo of Lemon Grass Blackened Jumbo Shrimp, atop a crispy lemon dill wonton crisp.
Honorable Mention for Best Dessert
Flatbread Grill -- Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Bark White Chocolate and Pumpkin Creme Brulee' Cheesecake Miniature Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Honorable Mention for Best Decor
The Beach House -- A Holiday Inn Resort