The GOLDEN EMPANADA trophy is the holy grail for Melbourne’s empanada chefs.
There are two awards. The PROFESSIONAL section, judged by some of Melbourne’s food luminaries, and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE section, judged by the people. Competition is fierce, and both trophies are hotly contested on the day.
Contenders for the 2019 GOLDEN EMPANADA competition are:
LITTLE LATIN LUCY
BURN CITY SMOKERS
Competition was fierce this year, with crowd favourite’s San Telmo returning to defend their title. But in an upset that will go down in Gauchito Gil history, it was Little Latin Lucy that took out the Judge’s Choice trophy in a blind tasting. Newcomers Lechona Bros won the People’s Choice – not surprising considering the head chef was part of the San Telmo/CHE/Pastuso clique. Well done to all involved!