For Beylka Krupp, chef and owner of Wobble Café in Ossining, having a restaurant is as much about nourishing the community as it is about feeding the people. When she saw that General Mills was looking for entrants in its Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, she knew she had to enter. “I liked the reasoning behind the contest,” says Krupp, “to help bring neighborhood restaurants and small businesses to the attention of the nation.”
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The winning dish in all its glory.
It’s a good thing she entered, because her shrimp étoufée served over cornbread won the grand prize of $40,000 plus $10,000 for a local charity (Krupp intends to donate to the Westchester Children’s Museum). Inspired by her time in New Orleans, Krupp’s version of the dish replaces the traditional crawfish with shrimp, but it still packs big flavor with a rich tomato and cream sauce full of Cajun and Creole spices. The winning recipe is now on Wobble Café’s dinner menu (served Thursday to Saturday) and served over eggs during Sunday brunch.
As for her share of the money, Krupp already has some ideas.
“I’d like to take my husband and kids on a trip someplace really fun with really great food,” she says. “Then, we want to reinvest in the community.”
Hungry for more? Read our Wobble Café review here