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A Culinary Quest: WINNERS

Last month, we challenged chefs to use premium Pacifico True Striped Bass in the creation of a dish showcasing their talents and culinary inspiration for the chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the gorgeous Valle de Guadalupe and take a tour of Pacifico Aquaculture – one of the most important aquaculture sites in the world. Out of all the incredibly entries in the #PacificoCulinaryQuest contest – our judges selected 10 incredible chefs to still be in the running for the incredible 4-day, 3-night Baja trip for one lucky chef and a guest! Scroll below to see the 10 finalists’s sustainable striped bass dishes, and stay tuned to see who will take home the Grand Prize!


GRAND PRIZE WINNER


Chef Brother Luck

Corn Milk / Poached Pacifico Striped Bass / Nopales / Various Seeds / Jamon

 

Congratulations, chef! You and a lucky guest will be joining the Pacifico team on a stunning journey of Ensenada to visit one of the most important aquaculture sites in the world on Isla Todos Santos in Ensenada, Mexico!!
 
Your tour will include:
• Full Hatchery Tour and education on the raising of the world’s only ocean raised striped bass
• Boat Ride across the Ensenada Bay
• Site visit and farm tour on Isla Todos Santos
• 3 nights lodging in Valle de Guadalupe for you and a guest
• Wine Tours, brunch, 2 dinners
• Round trip air and ground transportation to the region

 


RUNNER’S UP


Chef Moustafa Elakel

Grilled Pacifico Striped Bass with Heirloom Sunchokes Purée & Spicy Mediterranean Fennel Crab Salad


Chef Mike Collantes

Seared Pacifico Striped Bass / Mussel and Tamarind Dashi / Traditional Veggies of Bok Choy, Tomato and Long Bean / Garnished with Achuete Oil and Crispy Potato


Chef J Rivas

3-Way Pacifico Striped Bass: Cured-Sashimi-Seared / Pickled Mustard Seed / Black Garlic Purée / Bass Ramen Broth / Garlic Oil


 

Chef Jeremy Song

HAND-TORCHED PACIFICO STRIPED BASS RARE
Striped Bass Demi-Glace / Labneh / Sunchoke / Golden Beet Purée / Kohlrabi Purée / Microgreens / Pickled Shallot / Purple Basil Oil / Asian Pear Ring Tempura / Tukmaria

 


These 4 incredible chefs will be winning a custom Pacifico Aquaculture rucksack filled with lots of epic Chefs Roll swag! Congratulations, Chefs!

 

Congratulations to our 5 winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this contest with Pacifico! To see all of the amazing striped bass dishes submitted over the course of the competition, visit #PacificoCulinaryQuest on Instagram!