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Sweet Start Smackdown

header-sweetstartPastry pros are rattling their whisks, sharpening their knives and digging deep in their secret recipe books. Yes it’s almost here folks, and Sweet Simone’s is competing! The Sweet Start Smackdown: All-Stars in it’s final year kicking off Restaurant Week on the eve of April 23 at Higher Ground in S. Burlington.  Click here for tickets. 

Five previous Smackdown finalists and winners (of which Sweet Simone’s was one at last year’s event) join with 5 new challengers in competing to wow celebrity judges and attendees with their most delicious and memorable sweet treats. Yum!

Last year Sweet Simone’s created the aptly named OMG, a scrumptious combination of roasted nuts, semi-sweet chocolate, salted caramel and slow-roasted caramelized bacon (heck yes bacon…hello!) which earned our very own Lisa Curtis a top finalist place in the 2014 Smackdown. So addicting was that dessert we still receive requests for it.

Each entrant will be serving their dessert throughout the evening so attendees and judges have plenty of time to circulate, talk to the chefs and creators themselves, try every dessert and then vote for their favorites. Once the judges weigh in, their votes are combined with those of the evening’s attendees to name the winner. The winning creation will hold the honor of Vermont Restaurant Week’s Signature Sweet for the year.

Come cheer on Sweet Simone’s in this fun, sugary, heated competition and get your tickets now! You’ll get to taste the best of the best sweets in Vermont and help make a little sugary history! Don’t miss it this year as this is the final time the event will be held. We look forward to seeing you there!

Higher Ground Ballroom, 1214 Williston Road,  S. Burlington. Tickets: $15 adv./$20. Limited availability. Info, 802-652-0777