For several weeks, we asked you to submit your favorite sandwich recipes for a chance to be The Bistro at The Courtyard by Marriott's 2018 Grandwich entry.  After working with The Bistro's head Chef, James, we narrowed the field down to the top 3 and last night we tried the finalists.

The 3 finalists were the Connie and Fish Haaaaamm-Burger, the Southwest Club, and the Crusty Brie and Ham Sandwich.

After MUCH deliberation, we decided that the Connie and Fish Haaaaamm-Burger was the winner!

Congratulations to Derek, who submitted the recipe:

  • 90% lean burger cooked medium, topped with provolone cheese and two pieces of thick cut hardwood smoked bacon.
  • The burger is on a Pretzel Bun with a healthy smear of creamy peanut butter on the bottom and on the top bun is a spread of jalapeno pear jelly. And that's it!

"It sounds weird but when I was a cook I did this burger for a special every now and then and people loved it! It's just a delicious, messy, unique burger." - Derek

Connie and Fish Haaaaamm-Burger!

The Grandwich Competition runs from July 5th through July 20th and the winning restaurant wins "a marketing package valued at $1,200 AND best sandwich bragging rights!"

Below are photos of the two runner-up sandwiches.

Southwest Club
Crusty Brie and Ham Sandwich

Congratulations again, Derek!  Be sure to head down to The Bistro during the Grandwich competition to try out the Connie and Fish Haaaaamm-Burger!