Stars Restaurant wins oyster stew competition

Chefs from Stars Restaurant at the Inn at Perry Cabin took home the top honors from this year’s Oyster Stew Competition at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s annual OysterFest.

Votes were taken during blind tastings of different stews, with Stars served as stew “A.” Their award-winning oyster stew will soon be added to the St. Michaels, Md., restaurant’s seasonal menu, and the contest will return during next year’s OysterFest on Oct. 31, 2020.

Four restaurants competed, with 500 festival-goers taking part in tastings before voting by ballot for their favorite stew. Second-place winner Theo’s Steaks, Sides & Spirits of St. Michaels, Md., was served as stew “B,” with third place going to stew “C” from t at the General Store of Royal Oak, Md., and fourth going to Bistro St. Michaels. More information about the event can be found at