Pensacola Seaside chef reaches Foods Network’s ‘Beachside Brawl’ finale

Grand Marlin chef Edward Lordman spent the summer casting a spotlight on Pensacola’s culinary scene through his look on the Food Network summer season series “Beachside Brawl.”

In excess of six weeks of competitors, Lordman chopped, baked and pureed his way into the final round of an East vs. West cooking opposition that introduced with each other prime chefs from throughout the region to vie for the title “Most effective of the Seashore” and a $25,000 holiday vacation.

In the remaining episode of the show Sunday, Lordman beat out one more Florida chef to earn the title “Finest of the East Coast” but suffered a slim defeat in a closing showdown with the West’s ideal chef.

Nonetheless, Lordman said he was “at peace” with the final result, happy of his efficiency and assured he experienced occur dwelling a superior chef.

East Coastline, Beast Coast

In the 1st problem, each coast’s workforce wanted to use two substances from an legendary tropical beverage and include them into a savory dish.

Lordman and Tampa chef Jada Vidal were tasked to play off the piña colada, applying coconut cream and pineapple.

Lordman presented the judges with a coconut pineapple broth with charred corn and pineapple slaw, topped with coconut fried shrimp.