If you're wondering which restaurant won "The First Course -- Appetizer Challenge," an event held in the Inner Harbor Thursday to kick of restaurant week, it was Chef Neal Langermann of Langermann's.
"The Silver Fork Award was presented to Langermann's for the delectable Tuna Tartare and Lump Crab Appetizer," Langermann's announced in a news release. "The winning appetizer contains tuna tartare and lump crabmeat blended together with spicy avocado dressing served atop a bed of fresh seaweed salad and is offered on both the Lunch and Supper menus as part of Langermann's Restaurant Week menus."
Celebrity judges for the contest included John Shields of Gertrude's and MPT's "Coastal Cooking with John Shields," Bernadette Woods of WJZ-TV; and Reagan Warfield of Mix 106.5.
Other participating restaurants included: Abacrombie Fine Foods, Brightons, City Café, M&S Grill, Phillips Harborplace, RA Sushi Bar, Rocco's Capriccio, Rusty Scupper and Talara.