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cadillac culinary challenge
Posted By katy On June 30, 2011 @ 11:42 am In food | 10 Comments
Last weekend, I had so much fun getting out of the city to judge the Cadillac Culinary Challenge!
Picture Padma Lakshmi, and then paste on some newly-blonde hair, and you basically have my afternoon. Two amazing chefs created dishes based around a totally delicious ingredient (summer heirloom tomatoes) and I had the truly excellent job of judging which one was the winner!
Cadillac had the fun idea of pitting a national chef against a local chef for weekend cook-offs around various ingredients across the country (check out their website for future dates and locations ), and I was so excited when they asked me to be a part of it!
On the day I judged, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian made an incredible summer tomato salad in a basil-seed vinaigrette with stracciatella, and Chef Cornelius Gallagher made a warm tomato salad in a pine nut pesto with freshly toasted croutons and Crescenza cheese.
Both were seriously incredible, as you can probably tell from the pictures! It was almost impossible to pick a winner, and I can’t wait to recreate both of them at home.
Many thanks to Cadillac for hosting me for the day, and for this fun opportunity!
I’m wearing: Zara dress (last seen here ), Michael Kors watch, gifted Guess heels.
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