Ducks offseason acquisition Andrew Cogliano
made his presence felt on the team early, taking top honors at the Get Your Ducks in a Roll event on Monday night at RA Sushi in Tustin. The former Edmonton center's "Break Away Roll" won first place based on fan vote and a panel of judges, beating out teammates Ryan Getzlaf
, Bobby Ryan
and Ducks fan Jeff Banner (who had the top auction bid for the opportunity to take part).
With the help of RA Sushi chefs, each competitor created original sushi roll recipes that were sampled by the more than 200 people in attendance. Each roll was then rated by the panel of judges, who reviewed them on the most creative name, ingredients, presentation and taste. A vote was also given to the roll that was the top seller of the night, which went to Getzlaf's “Captain Crunch Roll.”
Cogliano's "Break Away Roll" included yellowtail, spicy albacore, avocado, cucumber & jalapeño and was served with sriracha and drizzled with garlic ponzu. It will be placed on a special menu at RA Sushi’s Southland locations (Tustin, Huntington Beach, Chino Hills and Corona). RA Sushi will donate $2 from each winning roll sold during the season, October 14, 2011 through April 1, 2012, to the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
The other rolls:
Ryan Getzlaf's “Captain Crunch Roll"
Spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, cucumber & crunchy tempura bits; served with chili ponzuBobby Ryan's “Hat Trick Roll"
Salmon, spicy mayo, avocado & cucumber; topped with crab mix and mango salsaJeff Banner's “Slapshot Roll"
Salmon, mango salsa & cream cheese; topped with eel and flying fish roe and drizzled with eel sauceAbout the Anaheim Ducks Foundation
The Anaheim Ducks take pride in serving the Southern California community through a variety of charitable fundraisers, educational programs and outreach activities, as well as the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, the team’s foundation. The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.