Cassidy Park Cook-Off dishes remain a mystery

Published 4:18 am Friday, March 15, 2013

The Cassidy Park Cook-Off, a benefit for the Museums of Cassidy Park, was initiated seven years ago as a Wild Game Cook-Off, and so the mystery of what was on the menu was patently understandable. This year, the cooking categories are beef, fowl, pork, seafood and wild game, but the mystery remains.

Due to the extremely competitive nature of some of the approximately 20 contending teams of chefs, many are not saying what they will offer the judges and the sampling public.

But that spirited desire to come out with a top prize does bode well for everyone who will fork over $10 to taste everything and for the kids 12 and under who get to fill their plates for free.

The Cook-Off will take place Saturday at Cassidy Park, and samples will be served from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Pioneer and Native American museums will be open throughout the event, and the special entertainment includes a live musical performance by Big Daddy O and an educational flint knapping demonstration by Jeff Harrison.

Inflatables will also be erected near the serving area so that adults can keep an eye on the kids while they savor whatever delicacies end up being on the certainly large and varied menu.