Downtown Ithaca is excited to host the 8th Annual Chowder Cook-Off during this year's Ithaca Ice Festival. Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Chowder Cook-Off will take place on December 9, 2017 from Noon - 5 PM.
Restaurants will create a variety of chowders and guests will have the opportunity to taste their favorites in each category. Along your chowder tasting journey take note of your favorite chowders and vote for the following chowder categories: Best Meat Chowder, Best Vegetarian Chowder, Best Seafood Chowder, and Best Traditional Chowder. Popular past chowders have included: Smoked Haddock & Bacon Chowder, Vegan Lentil Black Bean Chowder, Meaty Butternet Squash Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Clam Chowder, Under the Sea Lobster Chowder, and more! We can't wait to see what's in the pot this year!