Chef Chris Passett of the Azure Cafe selects vegetables and herbs for his eventual winning dish in the Top Chef competition of the L.L. Bean Food Festival on Saturday, July 17, in Freeport.

Chef Eric Flynn of the Harraseeket Inn presents his dish to the judges, Betty Crush, left, of Freeport Community Services; Amy Morgan, also of FCC; reporter Amy Anderson of The Forecaster and Sharon Suydam of L.L. Bean.

Therese Drapeau, from the 1912 Cafe, serves up samples of the restaurant’s food during the L.L. Beam Food Festival in freeport on July 17.

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