Saturday, November 09, 2013

Gold Medal Plates Saskatoon

Olympic athletes galore. Laughs from Marnie McBean. Music by Jim Cuddy and Ed Robertson. Fabulous Canadian wines. And of course the food. Duck was clearly the star of Gold Medal Plates Saskatoon!

Your lucky judges (l-r) Renee Kohlman, Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Janis Hutton, James Chatto (chief judge), CJ Katz and me!
(also Chefs Dale MacKay and Darren Craddock)

Gold Medal Plate - Trevor Robertson, Radisson Hotel
Muskovy corn-fed duck with delicate corn crisp
Piece de resistance - a perfect freeze dried blueberry  

Silver Medal Plate - Mike Link, Credit Union Centre
Duck confit, seared duck breast, duck fois gras
in a sour cherry compote
Over the top - a delicious apple-y crisp 

Bronze Medal Plate - Chef Mike McKeown, Prairie Harvest Cafe
Duck filled perogie and a cabbage-wrapped terrine.
Nice touch - paired with Saskatchewan's own
Living Sky Winery blackcurrent wine
 
Chef Anthony McCarthy, Saskatoon Club
presents his dish to the judging table -
a pretty-as-a-picture tasting plate
 
Chef Trevor Robertson will represent Saskatoon at the Canadian Culinary Championship in Kelowna in February. Do us proud, Chef!

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