Win Apple Cider Donuts and More
Besides Eric Paul at The Cheese Traveler, I can’t think of anyone else that might be bummed about today’s Paris recap being postponed until next week. This was going to be the installment in which I would reveal where I picked up two discs of fermier Rocammadour.
For a small select audience, this is thrilling stuff. But it’s going to have to wait.
Today I have exciting stuff for the rest of you. At least those of you who continue to read from within a comfortable driving distance of New York’s Capital region. One of these days I’m going to pretend I live in New Jersey and stop writing about New York. But I just can’t seem to stop myself.
It seems I have
a dozen five dozen of some of the best apple cider donuts in the Capital Region to give away. But I also wanted to make sure that you know about a contest where you can win something much more valuable.
Maybe you remember last year’s cooking contest where I submitted my version of Tonno del Chianti. Thanks to your support I was able to compete in the finals, where my dish came in second. I still think I was robbed. But second puts me in very good company. Silly Goose Farm came in second place the year before.
I guess all the best dishes finish second. The second best dishes get a spot on Bellini’s menu. It somehow seems fitting.
All kidding aside, competing in the contest was a ton of fun. And if you’ve got the chops, you should totally throw your hat in the ring. Especially since this year the grand prize is even grander.
There’s even a picture of me and the Silly Goose on this year’s flyer. Go and check it out. Then think of a recipe and enter. Make it a good one (and more importantly take a great picture of it), because I would love to see one of you win second place too.
Now about those donuts.
Golden Harvest Farms out in Valatie just recently got a Twitter account. And it’s probably my fault for not being better at sharing their victory on the second annual Tour de Cider Donut, but they were very pleased to find this out yesterday.
So pleased in fact, that they offered me a voucher for a free dozen donuts. Except I’m going to turn that over to one of you.
[9/20 Update: Golden Harvest Farms just sent me a note saying they wanted to up this giveaway to five one-dozen donut vouchers, so more of you can win. Super sweet.]
To enter, just submit a comment below using a valid email address (which I’ll need to contact the winner). All you have to do is answer this Cider Donut related question:
“What are your thoughts on plain cider donuts versus those with sugar? And when it comes to sugared cider donuts, how do you feel about the presence of cinnamon in the sugar?”
The winners will be picked at random from all qualifying responses received before 11 p.m. on Sunday. I’ll announce the winners next week when reveal the details about the Fourth Annual Tour de Cider Donut. And as always, no whining.
The upcoming tour is still on, and this time Stanford Steph will be your guide. We’re just trying to work out a few of the kinks.
Get excited. And follow Golden Harvest Farms on Twitter while you are at it. Because even if you don’t win this dozen, you should still get out there, eat donuts, and buy some spirits from their farm distillery. Just drink the booze first, then eat the donuts. The spirits just don’t taste right with all that sugar on your tongue.