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Cook’s Contest: Olive Oil Recipe Could Win Cooks a Stay at B&B in St. Augustine

April 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Does your family have a delicious recipe made with olive oil? If so, you could win a two-night’s stay at St. Augustine’s Westcott House, plus three meals, if yours is chosen tops in a contest sponsored by Frixa Olive Oil and its creator.

George Chryssaidis, Frixa creator, is owner of Athena Cafe in the Oldest City, and is hosting an “Olive Oil Challenge” for cooks everywhere.

“In ancient Greece, olive oil was the hottest commodity. It was believed that olive oil brought people strength and youth; infused with flowers and grasses, they produced medicine and cosmetics. Even the olive tree had a ‘Titanic’ resistance, a vital force which rendered them nearly immortal” according to Chryssaidis. Greeks used the olive branch to crown of victors in the original Olympic games.

Chryssaidis partnered with Yeorgios Kostopoulos, a former schoolmate, to bring the premier olive oil to the U.S. Frixa Olive Oil, named for their hometown of Frixa, Greece, is unrefined, first cold-press olives only. Kostopoulos is in Greece, handling the olive groves, and pressing, and limited-production bottling. Chryssaidis handles importing on the U.S. side. The oil is sold to the public and handled in specialty stores, restaurants and at Chryssaidis’ three restaurants.

How to enter

Submit your original recipe using olive oil (must not have appeared elsewhere), include a 100-words-or-less story about the recipe, along with your name, address and all contact information. Email this to: Leigh Cort Publicity, leighcort@bellsouth.net.

Deadline for entries is July 15. All submitted recipes become the property of Frixa Olive Oil and will not be returned. Entries will be judged by George Chryssaidis and CHEFS from his three restaurants.

Who can enter: Entrants must be 18 or over. There are no substitutions or transfer of prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. By acceptance of prizes, winners consent to use of their names and/or photographs for publicity purposes without further compensation. Winner will be notified by August 1, 2011.

Grand prize

One grand-prize winner will receive:

  • 2-night stay at the beautiful, historic Westcott House (Sunday thru Thursday excluding holiday periods). All Inn amenities including breakfast and afternoon social hour with homemade refreshments. www.WestcottHouse.com
  • Lunch at Georgie’s Diner
  • Lunch at Café Alcazar in the Lightner Museum
  • Dinner at Athena Cafe
  • A case of Frixa Olive Oil
  • The prize-winning recipe will be incorporated into one of the restaurant’s menus.

For more information, contact Leigh Cort at Leigh Cort Publicity: Leighcort@bellsouth.net

For information about Frixa Olive oil, go to their web site, www.frixaoliveoil.net


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joan Nova // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Looks fun…I may give it a try.

  • 2 norma // Apr 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I am with you Joan…sounds like fun and my love affair with Greece and their food makes it all the better

  • 3 Juan // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Might have to give this one a try. God knows I use Olive Oil.

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