Yesterday Shillman House held its first Latke Throw Down, which will no doubt become an annual holiday highlight. Dining Services Director Dave Seltzer and Resident Service Coordinator Jennifer Miller went head to head (more like spud to spud) in a fun-filled competition.

The 40 Shillman House residents, who served as the official judges, compared a flourless, pureed recipe (David’s) to Jen’s flour and hand-grated version. The latkes were passed around on different color plates so that judges did not know if they were eating David’s (red plate) or Jen’s (blue plate). And of course, because potato pancakes are best with toppings, residents enjoyed them with sour cream and applesauce.

These were obviously great latkes. Participants requested seconds and thirds, and close to 200 were consumed before the event ended.

A very contented group of judges gave David’s batch the top vote but Jen’s were voted a very close second.

The MetroWest Daily News was there to cover it so, no doubt, the buzz in MetroWest today is that Shillman House has the best latkes in town!

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