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It was a rough local growing season this year, and rumors are there were only a handful of crops that did reliably well. This event's theme is a common staple in CSA shares and presents a suitable challenge for our competitors. Two weeks hence, your dishes will focus on...


Competitors will have one plate to share their vision with the judges. Per usual:

The majority of the preparation must be done off-site. The kitchen at Chez Gravlax lacks sufficient counter space and equipment support six people working from scratch. Plating and final heating prep will be accommodated within reason.

Competitors are responsible for their own ingredients and equipment. Dishes should be prepared with the assumption that there will be modest tasting portions for up to ten people (i.e. 4 judges and 4-6 competing chefs). I'll have munchies (and possibly a soup or stew) kicking around for spectators in case there isn't a lot of spillover. I anticipate that there will be a lot of food, so don't feel like you need to double recipes.

Once you've an idea, please run it by me. It's not normally an issue, but I'd like to try to keep repetition to a minimum.

Have fun. This one's self-explanatory.

We're scheduled for go on November 15. We'll have the house open between 11-12 for any prep work you might need. First plating will be promptly at 1PM and will continue until we've run through our lineup. If you have any questions, post here or drop an email. I anticipate that before long I'll have any dietary restrictions from our judges.


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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: November 2nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: November 2nd, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to settle on only one dish?!?!?!
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
How many were you planning to make?
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: November 2nd, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have 2 that I was thinking of...
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have the option of running multiple things on a plate, but I'd caution you to look at portions (our judges are looking at a seven course meal at present) and timing (remember Jeff's trio).

Another option is to have something outside of the competition for ancillary gnoshing.
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: November 2nd, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was only going to put one on the plate.

The other is really yours anyway. :)
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think it'd be hard to make a cohesive plate incorporating both ideas.
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