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Harmony in three parts
I wish I could do justice to Iron Chef: Beef in the manner of our head judge, but it seems that I am better at appreciation than in creation. Suffice to say that our four chefs performed magnificently, and the thought and effort put into each presented dish made this our most closely matched event yet.

Pete gave us a tzimmes that had been built around a recipe that is rumored to have originated in Poland and has been through at least three generations. Pete based his version around grass-fed beef short ribs and served it artfully with a tart apple slaw.

Bonnie began with beef tenderloin marinated in the manner of a tataki, which was then sliced thin, rolled around fresh basil leaves, and served with a peanut dipping sauce. The dish was accompanied with a plum wine.

Justin also brought us an Japanese-themed dish (whose name I am unfortunately blanking on) that involved a delicate stew of beef and vegetable served with alongside a steamed rice ball which itself had been stuffed with a a bit of seasoned beef.

Rye closed the afternoon with an offering of a hanger steak draped over a risotto cake and topped with poached egg and a beer-enriched sauce.


In other news entirely, I'm putting in an application at Formaggio to be part time help. I can't say as I'll be directly behind the cheese counter, but hopefully I can work my way there before too long.
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coraline From: coraline Date: May 14th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)

also, thanks again for allowing me to judge... i'm afraid i was a little too shy to contribute as much as i would have liked to to the vocal critiqueing and judging portion of the afternoon, and i feel bad that i barely got to interact with you at all, but i did have a fabulous time :)
komos From: komos Date: May 15th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
My friends at FK did a fantastic job with those cheeses. The tomme made me actively giddy.

Man, I can't tell you how shy I got when I judged Bacon Battle at mishak. I'm glad you got a chance to sit, and you're more than welcome to ask for a seat (or jump into the fray) at an upcoming event.

I apologize for being so scattered, but I am glad to hear that you had a good time. No worries... I'm assuming that there'll be other opportunities to chat.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: May 14th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
if nothing else, "presumably edible"
In retrospect, I'm thinking of a career in survival botany,
maybe give this guy a run for his money:

komos From: komos Date: May 15th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
You know I've been watching Bear pretty regularly, yes? I think the one thing I'll remember is zebra tartar. Delicious!
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: May 16th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
no way!, really?
komos From: komos Date: May 16th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hells yeah. I'm a junkie for that brand of reality tv.
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: May 15th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
but where are the peektures?
komos From: komos Date: May 15th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
My entirely uninspired shots are living on Ry's camera, and I get the feeling that he's a bit preoccupied. :\
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