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Recipe Contest

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original Quiz & Recipe Competition

First Place Prize:
Cooking class in winner’s city value of $600

Second Place Prize:
Dinner for two in a highly acclaimed restaurant value of $400 in winner’s city

Third Place Prize:
Dinner for two in a highly acclaimed restaurant value of $300 in winner’s city

Fourth to Tenth Prize:
6 bottles of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (3 regular and 3 aged)

 

Phase 1°Competition Launch:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Entry Deadline Phase 1°: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Final Phase Competition Launch:
Monday, July 15, 2019
Entry Deadline Final Phase:
Monday, September 2, 2019

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Please enter respond to the below three questions:

1) Where does Balsamic Vinegar of Modena come from?
USA
France
Italy
2) What does this European Union symbol on a product aim to protect and promote?
IGP
Gluten free
Quality scheme
Calorie intake
3) What is Balsamic Vinegar of Modena made from?
Rice
Grape must and wine vinegar
Apples

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original Quiz & Recipe Competition

First Place Prize:

Cooking class in winner’s city value of $600

Second Place Prize:

Dinner for two in a highly acclaimed restaurant value of $400 in winner’s city

Third Place Prize:

Dinner for two in a highly acclaimed restaurant value of $300 in winner’s city

Fourth to Tenth Prize:

6 bottles of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (3 regular and 3 aged)

 

Phase 1°Competition Launch: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Entry Deadline Phase 1°: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Final Phase Competition Launch: Monday, July 15, 2019
Entry Deadline Final Phase: Monday, September 2, 2019

 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:

To enter the competition for a chance to win one of the 10 prizes you must first answer correctly the three questions present on our dedicated webpage: www.originalbalsamicvinegar.eu/contest .

50 random contestants that have answered correctly to all three questions will be shipped a bottle of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena by mid July 2019.

The contestant then has until Monday, September 2, 2019 to create a unique recipe that incorporates Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

After all recipes are submitted, a specialized team of the Consortium will choose the 10 best recipes and send them over to the four official judges of the contest who will determine the winners:  

Aran Goyoaga, Seattle-based, Basque Country born and raised, author, food stylist and photographer; author of a "Small Plates & Sweet Treats and photographer and stylist of many other cookbooks. https://www.arangoyoaga.com.

Adrianna Adarme, LA author, recipe maker, photo taker and author of The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts & Other Homemade Adventures and A Cozy Coloring Cookbook: 45 Recipes to Eat, Cook & Color. https://www.acozykitchen.com/.

Bella Karragiannidis, photographer, recipe developer, stylist and workshop host from Northern California. http://www.ful-filled.com/.  

Judy Kim, a New York based food stylist, recipe developer and recipe tester. She was a recipe columnist for Delish, Insanely Easy Weeknight Dinners and remains now as a contributor. She also contributes to The James Beard Foundation as a recipe developer, food stylist and photographer. In addition to her commercial clients, her work has appeared in Vogue, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, O the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Brides, In Style, New York Magazine, Forbes, Women’s Health, amongst others. http://www.judykim.nyc/ .

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to legal residents of the United States in the following states: Florida, New York and California who are age 18 or older at the time of entry.

HOW TO ENTER:

The first phase of the contest begins at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on May 15, 2019 and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on June 19, 2019. The participant must go to the website www.originalbalsamicvinegar.eu/contest and answer correctly the three questions displayed and furthermore must include full name and Instagram username.  Entries submitted in geographic areas in which the entry is not permissible will be disqualified. If entries do not contain all necessary information, entrant will be disqualified. Please be certain to follow all directions and to follow our Instagram page @originalbalsamicvinegar.

50 participants that have answered correctly will be randomly chosen by a computer-generated program to proceed to the final phase of the contest. The winners will be notified by dm on Instagram. The 50 participants that have passed to the final phase will receive directly at home a bottle of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and will have until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on September 2, 2019 to submit their recipe using Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI on their Instagram account.

Please feel free to visit this page for inspiration https://www.consorziobalsamico.it/in-the-kitchen/?lang=en. You may enter any type of dish. The recipe may not have been published anywhere and may not contain any elements that violate a third party’s copyrights or trademark rights. 

BELOW THE DETAILS ON THE RECIPE CREATION:

RECIPE FORMAT:

  1. Recipe title.
  2. List ingredients and amounts for 4 portions as shown in the sample recipe below. Directions must be step-by-step, as shown in the sample recipe.
  3. All garnishes must be included in the recipe, and listed in the ingredient’s column in the appropriate amount for 4 portions.
  4. Write a brief description of your dish.
  5. At least one image of the finished plate with the bottle in the picture

 

DEADLINE:

 

JUDGING:

Winners will be notified via Instagram by Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The first judging phase will be conducted by a team of experts of the Consortium who will then send 10 recipes to the final judging panel composed of 4 famous recipe developers:

Aran Goyoaga, Seattle-based, Basque Country born and raised, author, food stylist and photographer; author of a "Small Plates & Sweet Treats and photographer and stylist of many other cookbooks. https://www.arangoyoaga.com.

Adrianna Adarme, LA author, recipe maker, photo taker and author of The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts & Other Homemade Adventures and A Cozy Coloring Cookbook: 45 Recipes to Eat, Cook & Color. https://www.acozykitchen.com/.

Bella Karragiannidis, photographer, recipe developer, stylist and workshop host from Northern California. http://www.ful-filled.com/

Judy Kim, a New York based food stylist, recipe developer and recipe tester. She was a recipe columnist for Delish, Insanely Easy Weeknight Dinners and remains now as a contributor. She also contributes to The James Beard Foundation as a recipe developer, food stylist and photographer. http://www.judykim.nyc/ .  

The decision of the judges is final. Only one prize will be given to each winner. Liability for federal, state or other taxes will be the sole responsibility of the individual winners. This competition is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Judges will use the following criteria:

You will also be judged on the images you will present of your plate.

ENTRY CONSTITUTES AN AGREEMENT:

Your recipe becomes the property of the Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and cannot be returned. The Consortium reserves the right to edit, modify, copyright and publish entries for advertising, public relations and promotional purposes in any media without attribution or compensation. By entering the competition, the entrant consents to the use of his/her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation. In the event of the noncompliance, alternate winners will be selected.

WINNERS AND PRIZES:

A total of 10 winners will be selected. One first place winner will be awarded a cooking class in winner’s city – value of $600; one second place winner will be awarded a dinner for two in a highly acclaimed restaurant in the winner’s city – value $400, one third place winner will be awarded a dinner for two in a highly acclaimed restaurant in the winner’s city – value $300, seven runners-up will each receive 6 bottles of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (3 regular and 3 aged). Each prize is not transferable and cannot be substituted or assigned by the winner, unless prohibited by law. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The prizes must be claimed by December 31, 2019. The Organization reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value in the event that the stated prize cannot be awarded for any reason. All taxes, if any, are the winners’ responsibility. The Organization will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of the winners’ acceptance or use of the prize(s).

SAMPLE RECIPE FORMAT

 

Ingredients for the short crust pastry

300 g of strong white flour
150 g of butter
100 g of sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
Grated lemon zest

Ingredients for the filling

1 jar of sour cherry preserve
450 g of cow’s milk ricotta
200 g of sugar
1 tsp of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (must be written like this)

Author: Imma Di Domenico

 

Form a well with the flour on the work surface, place the sugar, eggs and grated lemon zest in the middle and begin to mix. At this point add the cold diced butter and keep kneading, gradually adding all the flour. Wrap up the pastry in cling film and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Take the pastry and roll out to 1 cm in thickness. Use to line the tart moulds; pierce the bases with the prongs of a fork. Place the ricotta and sugar in a bowl and mix until smooth and creamy. Pour the jar of preserve into a bowl and add the teaspoon of PGI Aceto Balsamico di Modena to the mixture and blend the two thoroughly.

Spread a layer of preserve on the bottom of the tarts, followed by a layer of ricotta. Use the remaining short crust pastry to make strips and cross them so they overlap one another on top of the ricotta. Bake in an oven preheated to 180° for around 25-30 minutes. Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.

 

ABOUT BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA:

The “Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP” has launched the campaign "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original” co-financed by the EU, to promote the added value of the product, in terms of authenticity, safety, traceability, and labelling guaranteed by the European trademark protection and to enhance the competitiveness of Union agri-food products in the United States. www.originalbalsamicvinegar.eu

Cooks can trust that they’re using authentic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena when they see the PGI seal protected by this consortium of over 50 companies, and our chefs are eagerly innovating with the iconic product and choosing protected products over counterfeit and deceptive ones.

Bitter sweet with a distinct aroma, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is regulated for authentic origin, production and quality control to ensure the balanced composition it’s become known for. The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is slightly acetic and has a delicate aroma, persistent, with woody overtones.

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Contest Disclaimer

The following are basic rules governing all contests conducted on Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original. In the event that no other rules are published for a particular contest or promotion, the following rules will apply. In some instances, rules for individual contests and promotions may conflict with these rules in which case, the individual contest rules will take precedence over the basic rules. All contests are void where prohibited by law.

Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. The prizes must be claimed by December 31, 2019.

Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be residents of the United States in the following states: Florida, New York and California. Limit of one entry per person. Only one (1) prize per household for the contest. In the case of email contests, limit of 1 entrant per email sent/received. Participants and winner(s) must be  18 or older at the time of entry. Employees of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original, the contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

Entries. Only entries submitted at the website designated by Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original with forms provided by Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original may be used to enter phase 1 of the contest. For phase 1 winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries received, for phase 2 winners will be selected by judges and entries will be via Instagram. All blanks must be filled in accurately or entry may be considered ineligible.

Tax. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which is not specifically provided for in the official rules.

Publicity; Use of Personal Information. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, videotape, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes. 

Disqualification; Fraud. Failure to comply with any published contest rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original reserves the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules of the promotion at any time. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original and its contest and promotional partners assume no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. In the event it is determined that an ineligible entrant wins a prize, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original reserves all rights to the ownership and return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize award to an ineligible entry or entrant.

Misinformation. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the contest form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final drawing will be the time the email or entry form is received at our offices.

Release. By participating in the contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original, its employees and agents, the contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original.

Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the contest and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original reserves the right to terminate this contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original and are final. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original reserve the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

Miscellaneous. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original’s release form to claim the prize. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the contest at any time as announced. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. All entries become the property of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the Original and will not be returned.