Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Roll'n with RA" Serves Up Friendly Competition at RA Sushi at Downtown at the Gardens

Gab loves a good charity event, especially when delish sushi is involved, so we were thrilled to attend the inaugural “Roll’n with RA” sushi-rolling contest at RA Sushi at Downtown at the Gardens, held July 20. Over the course of the evening, we helped decide which of four signature rolls crafted by South Florida charities would earn a coveted spot on RA’s August 2010 menu. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it. Ultimately, Susan G. Komen's "Roll for the Cure" proved victorious, giving us another reason to love RA Sushi: A roll that tastes as great as it makes us feel.

After Happy Hour cocktails and some quick appetizers, it was time to get the competition rolling... Media panel Leslie Gray Streeter of the Palm Beach Post, Susan Friedman of Florida Travel & Life, Chris Hayes of PBG Lifestyle, and Jason Davis from Buzz 103.1 served as the official judges, while the crowd also weighed in on its favorite roll.

The creative (and tasty!) contenders were:

Rise & Shine Roll (Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County)
Mango, kiwi, cream cheese and sautéed nuts rolled in rice & seaweed and garnished with kiwi sauce

Peggy’s Produce Roll (Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League)
Cucumber, avocado, carrots, bell pepper and cream cheese rolled in rice & seaweed and topped with sautéed nuts and drizzled with a sweet eel sauce

Fishy Wishy Roll (Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida)
Tuna, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese rolled in rice & seaweed and topped with mango and kiwi sauce

Roll for the Cure (South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure)
Tuna, yellowtail, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese rolled in rice & seaweed and topped with a dab of spicy mayo and sliced jalapeno

It was a tie between “Roll for the Cure” and "Peggy’s Produce Roll” for the Crowd Favorite, which each earned an extra point. But with only one spot on the menu, our judges chose Susan G. Komen’s “Roll for the Cure,” which will be included on RA’s regular menu until the end of August.

As if you needed another reason to fall in love with this roll, a portion of the proceeds directly benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

See you at RA Sushi at Downtown at the Gardens!

1 comment:

  1. What a great event! The rolls were delicious and it was so much fun seeing all of the contests laughing and enjoying themselves! RA Sushi is my favorite for drink and fresh sushi!