Flayvors of Washington Video Contest Announced

Flavors of Washington Contest 2009Columbia Crest, the maker of some very nice value wines in Washington State, has announced a partnership with Food Network star Bobby Flay to promote the second annual “Flayvors of Washington” video cooking demonstration contest. The winner will receive a prize package valued at over $5,000 USD, and a chance for one-on-one cooking time with Chef Flay.

Here are a few of the contest details:

Your recipe should be inspired by a Columbia Crest Grand Estates wine and include at least one Washington-state ingredient (Apples * Asparagus * Blackberries * Chanterelle Mushrooms * Cherries * Clams * Dungeness Crab * Halibut * Hazelnuts * Lentils * Melon * Morel Mushrooms * Mussels * Oysters * Peaches * Pears * Raspberries * Salmon * Spot Prawns * Strawberries * Sweet Onions). Your video should be no longer than two minutes and showcase why you’ve got the winning recipe. America will vote on the entries and help select the semifinalists. Bobby Flay will then choose two finalists to come to New York for the Flayvors of Washington Face-Off Challenge, where they will prepare their dishes for a panel of judges and a winner will be decided!

Enter now through June 8, 2009.

Grand Prize

* Opportunity to cook with Bobby Flay in New York
* $5,000 cash
* Wine refrigerator
* Selection of items from the Bobby Flay at Kohl’s cookware line
* Autographed copy of Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Grill It! cookbooks
* Selection of Bobby Flay sauces and rubs
* Columbia Crest glassware and corkscrew
* Washington wine books

The official entry page and announcement form is here. [foodnetwork.com]