El Croquetazo at Calle Ocho Presented By Catalina
The first ever Croquetazo Eating Contest was very popoular at Calle Ocho this past week!
More than 30 individuals went head-to-head, eating as many croquettes as possible for bragging rights and monetary prizes ranging from $100 to $1,750, but only three prevailed. Winners of each of the categories were:
- Michael Rodriguez won the amateur category with 44 croquettes
- Jose Antonio Alvarez won the celebrity category with 15 croquettes
- Carmen Cincotti (New Jersey) won the professional category with 158 croquettes in eight minutes
Catalina croquetas are the finest in the world and a classic example of this Cuban delicacy, often enjoyed as a snack, often two or three at a time, often with rich and sweet coffee.