Tuesday, June 25, 2024

2nd Annual Saga Street Party Cook-off a Delicious Success!


On Wednesday evening, September 19th Saga Humane Society held their second annual street party cook-off fundraiser. Hosted by El Fogon, the street in front of the restaurant was cordoned off and festive tents and seating invited guests to eat, mix and mingle the night away. Although Saga holds a cook-off fundraiser each month, this is the only time during the year that the event is transformed into a lively street party, complete with bar, DJ music and fun raffles.
The food theme for the event was “The Taste of Belize, Mexico and all of Central America”. With ten different selections submitted to the competition, meal tickets sold out fast and guests were treated to amazing Latin cuisine, sampling delicious papusas, pork pibil with rice and beans, tamales, salbutes, enchiladas, tacos, flautas and more!
With full bellies they then had the arduous task of casting their votes for their top three favorite dishes, and after the ballots were counted the winning dishes were as such; winning third place for a tasty green chili cornbread bake was Lou Ann LeClaire, second place winner was Letty Hernandez for her scrumptious enchiladas and first place bragging rights went to Ruben Gonzalez for his amazing baked plantain cups with chicken served with chowder.
In addition to great food, a variety of raffle items were awarded, ranging from handmade jewelry to free dinners and snorkel trips. The big ticket item of the night was to win a dinner date at the new Bistro Metizo with the renowned dog whisperer of the island, the one and only David Belleni! A great time was had by all while supporters and friends of Saga had the opportunity to help raise much needed funds for Saga. Saga wishes to thank all those who provided food, raffle items and volunteer support. The night was a grand success!

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