Saturday, November 12, 2011

Culinary Competition

Last minute plating- always a scramble. Sasha kept look out and gave me a 2 minute warning so that the food could hit the table hot just as the judges arrived. Here you can see that I'm plating dessert, I have the salt baked red snapper on the stove, along with the rack of lamb. YUMM!
Here are the judges and professional photographers running a muck in the saloon. The three dishes I made were:
Appetizer - Island Bites
Tostone w. jerked pork & passion fruit
Pappadon under salt-baked red snapper w. tomato-avocado salad
Caribbean spice pumpkin soup w. spicy seeds
Entree - Island Elegance Rack of Lamb
infused w. rosemary, thyme, and garlic supported by minted pea croquettes, over cassava sweet potato puree with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Dessert - Cafe au Lait Pavlova
Coffee flavored pavlova with vanilla bean whipped cream and mocha fudge bites.

At the Governor's reception awards were given to the culinary contestants. Sasha and I took first for Entree and Appetizer. The loot that was scored were two beautiful glass plates made by Green VI, two bottled of Veuve champagne each with a little cooler bucket, and two Wanger rolling duffel bags.
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  1. Thanks for the updates and all the photos. It is almost as good as being there! Looks like you have accomplished a lot and had some fun doing it all. Congrats on the culinary wins.
    We miss you both here.
    love, momma jean and pappa wolf

  2. congrats Tara! Wish I could try some of what you made. Glad you guys kicked butt.

  3. So nice that you won two of everything. Can you imagine if you had to share?

  4. You know I'm pretty good at sharing-- I was the middle child.