Great Eats on St John

Flavors of St John Winners All!Chef Mat Vacharat, center, and his staff are all smiles after winning the night’s best entreé and best dessert categories during the annual Rotary Club’s Flavors fundraising event October 28 (Courtesy of the St John Tradewinds)
What a night - on St John with great friends, great food, fun dancing and music and an opportunity to give back to St John. Life is good! After lots of tasting, the overwhelming verdict of judges declared Mathayom Private Chefs and St John Catering the winner of 'Best Entree' and 'Best Dessert'. More than a dozen caterers, mixologists, and restaurants joined in to support the Rotary's Annual fundraiser supporting college scholarships for local students. Other winners (besides the students getting the scholarships, of course!) were High Tide for 'Best Drinks' and Starfish Gourmet and Wines winning 'Best Appetizers'. Judges had the hard duty of tasting such tasty items as braised short ribs, Cuban sandwiches, leak soup and, of course had to wash it all down with some of the best drinks (beers, wines, and of course lots of rum!) available in the Caribbean. Again, tough duty, all for a great cause.