DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Gorji, chef/owner of Dallas' Canary by Gorji restaurant and Gorji Gourmet Foods® line of products for home cooks, has announced that his Gorji Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Arrabiata Diavolo, has been awarded the top prize in blind judging. It won its second Golden Chile award at ZestFest's Fiery Food Challenge, held January 29, 2016 at the Irving Convention Center. Professional judges at the spicy, zesty and flavorful food event taste hundreds of sauces, salsas and spicy treats from across the US and internationally to select the winners.
"It's always been about the taste with me, as food is my joy as well as my vocation," Gorji said. "But it makes it very special when you are recognized for your efforts in this way. I'm especially proud that these sauces are winning in blind tastings."
Gorji Gourmet Pasta Sauces' Blind Taste Test Winning Streak: Scovie Award, Best New Product and Two Golden Chile Awards
Arrabiata Diavolo won silver for Best New Product, as well as the Golden Chile at ZestFest 2015, with Pomodoro and Puttanesca taking home second and third places in the pasta sauce cook-off category in 2015 and 2016. The Puttanesca won silver in the 2016 Scovie Awards, another competitive blind taste-tested event.
Taking Home a Winner With Restaurant Quality and Gourmet Taste
Gorji developed the Gorji Gourmet Foods line from recipes he created and cooks within his kitchen at Canary By Gorji to help home cooks easily make gourmet tasting dishes without hours of preparation.
The Pomodoro, with just three simple ingredients—tomatoes, garlic and imported olive oil— is clean tasting and vibrant, but not hot. It is a simple, flavorful base on pizzas, pastas and any recipe using tomato sauce. Use Puttanesca with the addition of fresh basil, capers, kalamata olives and a touch of cayenne on any tomato sauce recipe calling for extra "zing." The Arrabiata sauce is the spiciest, with fresh garlic and basil, cayenne peppers and red pepper flakes. It adds zesty heat to pasta and pizza, as well as seafood, burgers and wherever the devil makes you do it!
The three pasta sauces are part of a five-product line that also includes pomegranate vinaigrette and dipping oil/marinade. They are available for sale in the Dallas area at Canary By Gorji restaurant, Whole Foods, Jimmy's Food Store, Royal Blue and online at Amazon and GorjiGourmet.com.
Visit chefgorji.com for more information about Gorji Gourmet Foods.
Gorji has been chef-owner of Canary By Gorji, an intimate 7-table restaurant in Dallas, TX for 13 years. He is back-to-back champion of the famed Texas Steak Cookoff in Hico, TX, and has published an award-winning debut cookbook, Zing! By Gorji, featuring his signature "New Mediterranean" cuisine. Gorji Gourmet Foods®, his product line for home cooks, includes Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Dipping Oil/ Marinade and three award-winning pasta sauces: Arrabiata Diavolo, Puttanesca and Pomodoro.
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