Dessert Tasters Designate Delights on SeaJet Cruise with Chamber

Some 160 discerning dessert-tasters named their favorite confections while aboard a Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut cruise and came up with five tasty winners. The Chamber’s dessert showcase, “How Sweet it is…Desserts on the Thames” was a feature of an evening journey on the Thames River and Long Island Sound to network and sample desserts from Chamber member restaurants and caterers.
Winners are: Gourmet Galley Catering–Sweetest Dessert; Foxwoods Resort Casino–Best Presentation; Octagon Steakhouse–Most Original Dessert; Panera Bread–Best Use of Chocolate; Ivy’s Simply Homemade–Best Summer Treat.

Winners of Most Original Dessert: Paul Krawic and Mo Benjdid, Octagon Steakhouse, with Tony Sheridan, President and CEO, Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.

Winners of Most Original Dessert: Paul Krawic and Mo Benjdid, Octagon Steakhouse, with Tony Sheridan, President and CEO, Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.
photo by Robert J. O’Shaughnessy

Captain’s Pizza and Foxwoods provided a variety of hors d’oeuvres to enhance the numerous desserts and beverages were provided by Cross Sound Deli Services.
Tony Sheridan, the Chamber’s President and CEO, noted that, “These companies, especially the small ones, represent the core of the region’s economy and play a crucial role in providing jobs for the region. I encourage all of our member companies to patronize them. Supporting our small businesses is good for the entire region.” The evening was made possible in part through the generosity of the event host, Cross Sound Ferry Services, in conjunction with Beecher Carlson and MetroCast Business Services.
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