Saturday, November 02, 2013

Gold Medal Plates - Regina 2013

It was my privilege and pleasure to serve as a judge for the second Gold Medal Plates chefs' competition in Regina, a gala fundraiser for Canada's Olympic athletes. The scoring was very close - as all the best races are! The winner will represent Regina at the national culinary championship in Kelowna in February. Good Luck Chef!!

Gold Medal Dish - Chef Jonathan Thauberger of Crave
Rabbit with house-made nasturtium jelly and cattail salad
To die for - that little dot of peppery nasturtium powder at the bottom of the plate. :)

Silver Medal Plate - Chef Ricardo Rodriguez of The Artful Dodger
Lamb three ways with smashed raspberries and a crispy kale chip
Unexpected pleasure - lemony brain mousse. Honestly!!

Bronze Medal Plate - Chef Laurie Wall of Wallnuts Expressive Catering
Wild elk with cattail cornbread, cranberry reduction and fall vegetable potage
Nice touch - a birch bark "plate" for a wild touch.
(no we didn't eat the plate!)

Chef Rob Harrison of Rushton's Catering presents his dish to the judges, including chief judge James Chatto
Chef Milton Rebello - Hotel Saskatchewan
As last year's gold medalist in Regina, he served as a judge this year
and also prepared a caviar appetizer for event guests.
Event venue - Conexus Arts Centre - laid on this delicious caviar bar, shown here with whitefish caviar and condiments. I could have hung out here all night! 
Gold Medal Plates Saskatoon is just one week away!

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