PORTLAND, Maine, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Executive Chef Andrew Isabella of BeetleCat in Atlanta, Georgia, took home the top honors at Down East’s World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition.  Isabella’s roll was filled with fresh Maine Lobster meat and served on a buttery toasted slider bun. Ben and Lorin Smaha from Freshies Lobster Co. captured the title of the “World’s Best Lobster Roll” at last year’s inaugural event and came in second place this year.  Bob’s Clam Hut from Kittery, Maine came in third place. Ten semi-finalists competed at the event on Thompson’s Point Saturday, with Chefs coming from as far away as Paris, France. 

Chef Andrew Isabella's winning lobster roll. Photograph by Dave Dostie.

The celebrity judge’s pick was Chef Moses Sfez of Homer from Paris, France.

The event drew more than 400 people who were able to sample all ten rolls and vote electronically.

Chef Isabella won the title of world champion and a check for $1,000, and will be featured on a page in Down East magazine. Second place received $500, and third place was awarded $250.

About Down East Enterprise:

Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Camden, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. For more than six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture the reader’s attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. People who love Maine love Down East

Down East Enterprise, Inc. is launching a new publication, Maine Homes, this summer.  The shelter magazine will feature stories about Maine architecture, landscaping, interior design, and more. The company also publishes Shooting Sportsman, the world’s largest magazine dedicated to wingshooting and fine guns. 

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