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SeasonShowDateNCC Chef
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NCC Course 1NCC Course 2NCC Course 3Challenger Course 1Challenger Course 2Challenger Course 3
NCC Scores
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Challenger Point BreakdownJudge 1Judge 2Judge 3
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1#16/1/2009Krista VanWagnerCurly'sRich ObarkaBrian MietusBacchusRonald RytelEggsEggland's Best/Kreher's FarmRib Eye, Fiddleheads, Fingerlings, Sherry Egg DressingShrimp Mousse Egg Roll, Lavender CreamStrawberry Zabaione, Passion Fruit Gelée, Coconut Caviar, PistachioTuna NicoiseSteak and Eggs with Beef Carpaccio Eggs and Foie53Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 12; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 8; Audience Vote 1
54Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 10, Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
Alan Bedenko, food writer, Buffalo Spree
Kristen Becker, comedianKevin LoVullo, wine writer
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1#27/1/2009JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertJoseph Fenush IIIPark Country ClubDaniel LawrenceSausage: Bratwurst, Merguez, Chorizo, and AndouilleSpar's European SausageBratwurst, Caraway-Scented Sauerkraut, Spaetzle, and BeerPaella with Andouille-Stuffed CalamariGnocchi with Merguez, Sundried Tomato Cream, PestoSausage DegustationDeconstructed Shrimp and GritsCelebration of Summer Vegetables54Taste 10; Creativity 10; Plating 12; Technical Skill 9; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 147Taste 9; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 7; Audience Vote 0Nelson Starr, local personalityJoe and Beth Kennedy, sausagemakersEdible Buffalo
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1#38/1/2009Paul JenkinsTempoEric NessaBruce WieszalaVerbenaDevin JonesHeavy Cream, Quark, Plain YogurtWhite Cow DairyCorn and Quark Risotto, Seasonal VegetablesLamb Kibbeh, Housemade Pita, Summer VegetablesBlueberry Yogurt Cake, Maple, Vanilla Ice CreamMeditereannean Tasting: Mussles, White Gazpacho, Eggplant FritterHandmade Tagliatelle, Butter-Poached Lobster, Black TrufflePeach Bread Pudding, Vanilla Ice Cream52Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Skill 9; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 148Taste 10; Creativity 8 ; Plating 9; Technical Execution 10 ; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
Andrew Galarneau, food editor, Buffalo News
Elizabeth Licata, editor, Buffalo SpreePatrick Lango, dairy farmer
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1#49/1/2009Adam GoetzSampleJames GehrkeKate ElliottJuniperRoo Buckley
Potatoes: Rose Gold, Adirondack Blue, Adirondack Red, Yukon Gold, French Fingerling
Oles Farm/Promised Land CSABreakfast & Lunch: Gnocchi Cheerios with Vichyssoise Milk; Potato Pork Sausage with Onions and PeppersPotato Medallion, Mashed Potato Foam, Beef Jus, Potato VinaigrettePotato Batatada Cake, Whipped Ricotta, Blueberry Port Sauce, Mint OilBlue Vichyssoise, Maple-Poached Lobster, Tarragon OilRabbit Loin in Serrano and Lemon Basil, Rainbow Potato Risotto, Maple Harissa, Bruléed Figs Sweet Potato and Rose Gold Flan, Walnut Cigars, Rosemary Mousse50Taste 11; Creativity 10; Plating 9; Technical Skill 9; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 156Taste 12: Creativity 11; Plating 10; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
John Bourdage, food and wine consultant
Mark Fuzak, guestChef Rick Mills, ECC
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2#52/21/2010Adam GoetzSampleJames GehrkeRoss WarholThe Athenaeum HotelDaniel JohenghenWhole Milk Ricotta SorrentoRicotta Tasting: Olive Salad, Roasted Tomato with Basil, Lemon Garlic Air, Quail Egg Ravioli, Ricotta and Tarragon GougéreRoasted Monkfish, Ricotta Gnocchi, Crispy Shiitake, Ricotta Foam, and Fennel Frond Salad with Ricotta VinaigretteCannoli: Espresso Ricotta, Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce, Pomegranate FoamWarm Ricotta Plaque, Shaved Vegetable Salad, Chorizo Vinaigrette, Tomato and Ricotta CornetHoney-Glazed Duck Breast, Ricotta and Scallion Pancake, Succotash, Ricotta FoamCannoli, Espresso Ricotta Filling, Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce, Pomegrantae Foam58
Taste 12; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0
56Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 1Kevin Purdy, food writer, Buffalo Spree
John Bourdage, food and wine consultant
Edible Buffalo
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2#63/7/2010JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertCarmelo RaimondiCarmelo'sTom McCormickDried ShiitakeGreen Heron GrowersShiitake Soup: Duck Fat-Poached Shiitake, Quail Egg, Enoki, Mustard Micros, Crab, Pork DumplingShiitake-Dusted Pork Tenderloin, Sausage; Roasted Shiitake and Tomato SaladShiitake Taso Roulage, Dried Shiitake Marslala Cream, Shiitake GlacéRicotta Gnocchi, Pancetta, Red Chard, Shiitake, Sage Brown ButterShiitake-Dusted Pork Tenderloin, Sausage with Roasted Shiitake and Tomato SaladShiitake-Smoked Surf and Turf, Shiitake-Dusted Gnocchi, Rib Eye with Shiitake, Cocoa, Coffee, Rub, Shiitake Flour-Dusted Calamari53
Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
52Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0Kristen Becker, comedian
John Bourdage, food and wine consultant
Chef Don Salamone, Michael Mina restaurants
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2#73/21/2010Paul JenkinsTempoEric NessaKeith DulakTrattoria AromaNicole RoarkeUnsweetened Concord Concentrate, Sweeteend Concord Purée, Grapeseed OilGrape Growers' CooperativeNew York Caprese, Mozzarella, Preserved Lemon, Sweet Onion Salad, Concord Gastrique, Micro Arugula
Foie Gras and Proscuitto Diver Scallop, Sweet Potato Purée, Savory Cocnord Jam, Sweet and Sour Grape Hoisin, Grape Nut Bread
Venison, Grape Jus, Olive Oil Potato Purée, Sweet Marsala Grape ReductionVeal Bone Marrow, Seared Foie Gras, Shaved Cantaloupe, Fig and Concord Gorgonzola Cream, CrostiniScallop Thyme Ravioli, Concord Reduction, Cracked Peppercorn, Peanut Crumbs Braised Duck Leg, Roasted Concord, Pork Belly, Chévre, Balsamic Shallot Vin50Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 10; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 053Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 10; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1
Alan Bedenko, food writer, Buffalo Spree
Nelson Starr, local personalityKristen Becker, comedian
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2#84/11/2010Krista VanWagnerCurly'sKirk VanWagnerAndrew NuerenbergerThe Roycroft InnTom PendeltonDried and Frozen Balaton CherriesSinger Farm NaturalsCherry Bacon Biscuit, Foie Gras, Quail Egg, Cherry Gastrique, Popcorn ShootsRoasted Quail, Cherry Reduction, Goat Cheese Quenelle, Sweet Potato Purée, Chery Mango Cous CousVanilla Mascarpone Mousse, White Cake, Cherry Sauce, WatercressVanilla-Poached Lobster, Vanilla Cream, Dried Cherry Reduction, Oyster MushroomSpice-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Cherry Chutney, Local Potatoes, Sauteéd FennelBalaton Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Chocolate Cup, Cherry Sauce, Chocoloate Mousse, Pecan Chocolate Cherry Cookie53
Taste 11; Creativity 10; Plating 11; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1
42Taste 9; Creativity 8; Plating 9; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 8; Audience Vote 0Ivy Knight, food writer, Swallow
John Bourdage, food and wine consultant
Kevin LoVullo, wine writer
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2#94/25/2010Adam GoetzSampleJames GehrkeSteven GedraBistro EuropaBruce WieszalaMaple Syrup, Maple SugarBaldwin Hill FarmsMaple Tasting: Bruleéd Grapefruit, Mint, Maple; Poached Egg with Chives, Toast, Whipped Maple Butter; Crispy Maple Pork Belly with Arugula; Coffee with Maple FoamMaple Short Ribs, Mancehgo Polenta, Butternut Vinaigrette, Ramps, Pickled Asparagus, Ham Jus; Maple MojitoButtermilk and Thyme Waffle Pudding, Maple Syrup, Fennel Oil, Maple Raspberry Jam, Maple-Candied Walnuts, Maple Spun SugarGrand Slam: Smoked Pork Chop, Maple Glaze, Truffled Potato Ramp Hash, Tempura-fried Egg, Maple VinaigretteMaple-Crusted Venison, Maple Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Greens, Natural JusFoie Gras and Lingonberry PBJ, Maple Bacon Milkshake53Taste 12; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 8; Audience Vote 0
58Taste 12; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1Chef Brian Mietus, BacchusKristen Becker, comedianNelson Starr, local personality
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2#105/16/2010JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertDino DeBellBlue MonkJoe KennedyChardonnay, Meritage, and Ice WineArrowhead Spring VineyardMeritage-Braised Veal Cheek, Meritage Potatoes, Caramelized Carrots, and Stilton; Oak Barrel-Smoked Sea Bass, Lemon Thyme Risotto, Chardonnay Buerre BlancMeritage and Bison Sausage, Chardonnay-Braised Octopus, Maple Meritage Reduction, Heirloom Tomato SauceChardonnay Sorbet, Meritage Caviar, Arrowhead BiscuitPaneed Monkfish, Warm Potato Salad, Chardonnay Butter Sauce, Wild Ramp OilInvoltini of Rabbit Loin, Foie Gras, Ramps, Meritage and Morel Risotto, Ramp AgrodolceIce Wine Pound Cake, Berries in Meritage Syrup, Dark Chocolate, Ricotta52
Taste 9; Creativity 11; Plating 10; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1

48Taste 10; Creativity 10; Plating 8; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0Chef Kate Elliott, Juniper
Alan Bedenko, food writer, Buffalo Spree
Nelson Starr, local personality
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2#116/6/2010Paul JenkinsTempoEric NessaJim GuarinoShangoDanielle JakubowskiPork Chops, Ground Pork, BaconT-Meadow FarmBacon-Crusted Salmon, Roasted Tomatoes, Cauliflower RisottoGnocchi Bolognese, BurrataPork Chop, Fried Oyster, Avocado Salad, ChimmichurriPork Sausage, Scallion Biscuit, Poached Duck Egg, Lemon Oil, TruffleSmoked and Grilled Chop, Chayote Slaw, Pickled Peppers, Crawfish, Red Pepper Jelly, Cornmeal-Crusted OysterBanana Bread Pudding, Bacon Caramel Sauce, Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream53Taste 11; Creativity 9; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 056Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1
Andrew Galarneau, food editor, Buffalo News
Chef Jason Bielinski, WegmansAlan Bedenko, food writer
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2#126/27/2010Krista VanWagnerCurly'sKirk VanWagnerMark SciortinoMarco'sE. AdinoCornish Rock HensGood Grass FarmFrisée Salad, Jerk Chicken Foot, Mango Salsa, Pickled OnionChicken Breast, Panzanella, Fried Scapes, Peekitoe Crab, Basil OilChicken Schnitzel, Bone Marrow, Swet Pea and Morel Cream Sauce, Fried MorelWedding Soup, Chicken Sausage MeatballsChicken CacciatoreBuffalo Gnocchi57
Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 12; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
54Taste 11; Creativity 10; Plating 10; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 1Mary Luz Mejia, food writerKevin LoVullo, wine writerKristen Becker, comedian
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3#132/20/2011Krista VanWagnerCurly'sKirk VanWagnerJennifer BoyeMansion on Delaware AvenueJamie ZyndaApplesDan Tower FarmSeared Skate, Chive Beurre Blanc, Saffron-Poached Idared Apples, Crispin Slaw, Apple VinaigretteMallard Duck Breast, Calvados Apple Cider Beurre Noisette Emulsion, Apple Foie Gras HashAsh-Ripened Goat Cheese, Apple Cake, Caramel Sauce, Ginger Apple Chutney
Crispin Soup with Roasted Shallot and Celeriac; Idared and Sauerkraut Pierogi, Apple- and Beer-braised Onions, Caraway Crème Fraiche; Baby Arugula, Apple Matchsticks, Manchgo, Pomegranate, Rosemary Apple Vinaigrette
Applewood-Smoked Bacon-wrapped Antelope Leg, Crisyp Apple Pancake, Red Pepper Apple Bacon Marmalade, Apple Cider Demi-GlacéApple and Green Tomato Crisp with Cheddar Streusal; Apple Eggnog with Cinnamon Mascarpone;Toffee Apple Truffles56
Taste 12; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
55Taste 12; Creativity 10; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1Chef Jim Guarino, ShangoMary Luz Mejia, food writer
Alan Bedenko, food writer, Buffalo Spree
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3#143/6/2011Brian MietusBacchusRonald RytelMaryAnn GiordanoCreekviewRyan McNeelaGreenhouse TomatoesH2GroTomato Consommé, Crispy Tomato and Goat Cheese SandwichTomato-Poached Halibut, Saffron RisottoTomato Tarte Tatin, Ginger Mascarpone, Balsamic ReductionPanzanella, Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Tomato VinaigretteBlue Corn Seafood Enchilada, Red Chili Tomato Cream, Salsa, Avocado Lime PuréeColorado Lamb Romesco, Eggplant Tomato Purse, Stuffed Tomato37Taste 6; Creativity 9; Plating 9; Technical Execution 7; Use of Ingredient 6; Audience Vote 0
47Taste 9; Creativity 9; Plating 11; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1
John Bourdage, food and wine consultant
Chef Don Salamone, Michael Mina restuarnats
Chef Matt Mytro, Flour
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3#153/27/2011JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertJames RobertsPark Country ClubMiguel RijoasOatmeal stout, Alegar, Belgian beerFlying BisonBratwurst-Stuffed Mustard Gnocchi, Stout Fonduta, Ramps, Hop FoamBeer-braised Short Rib Hoagie; Beer Can Squab, Bean-stuffed Squash Blossom; Chocolate Stout Pie, Stout Ice Cream, Caramel NutsOyster, Alegar Pearls; Chicken Wing, Stout Mole, Toasted Sesame; Truffled Pork Crepinette, Foie Gras, Alegar Kraut, Beer Mustard; Taco al Pastor; Belgian Onion Soup, Cave-Aged GruyereOatmeal-Braised Kobe Rib, Barley Risotto with Caramelized Onion and Beer-battered Lardon, Saaz Hops Demi-Glacé, Citrus Coriander BlossomsBeer Ice Cream Sundae, Bailey's Whipped Cream, Whiskey Caramel, Candied Beer Nuts, Compressed Whiskey Cherries57Taste 12; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 158Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 12; echnical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0Kristen Becker, comedianIvy Knight, food writer, SwallowTim Herzog, brewer
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3#164/10/2011Adam GoetzSampleJames GehrkeLouis ZanghiThe DelawareJoe FerroDuck EggsPainted MeadowAsparagus Béarnaise, Sherry Vinegar Reduction, Fried Yolk; Egg Drop Soup; Crispy Pork Belly, Poached Egg SauceSpring Ravioli, Pea Purée, Duck Egg Tempura King Crab, Lemon Vinaigrette, Sauce Choron, Pea Shoot and Tomato SaladCoconut Meringue, Pineapple Curd, Toasted Coconut, Chocolate BiscottiDeviled Egg with Cheddar, Bacon and Scotch Egg with MustardDuck Eggs en Cocette, Shiitake, Duck ConfitIl Flottante, Caramel56
Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 12;Audience Vote 1
52Taste 11; Creativity 8; Plating 10; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0Chef Steven Gedra, Bistro EuropaNelson Starr, local personalityRegina Schrambling, food writer
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4#172/29/2012Krista VanWagnerCurly'sShea ZaapiaFrank MercadoM&T Executive Dining RoomChristian KarnathSpinach, Mache, and WatercressMassachusettes Avenue ProjectWatrcress Mache Bisque, Scallop and Spinach Mousse, Corn Flake-Crusted OysterRoasted Prawn, Quinoa, Watercress, Mache, Mango, and Cucumber, Salad, Spinach Chimichurri, Chili Aberquina Olive OilSquab, Green and Gold Yukon Purée, Spinach and Tarentaise Struedal, Foie Gras Sauce, Wilted WatercressCreamy Spinach Soup, Jasmie Tea-Smoked Shrimp
Seared Mache-Marinated Pork Belly, Black Garlic, Corn, Mache Salad; Watrcress Mojito; Housemade Spinach and Chévre Duck Sausage, Spinach Olive Foam
Wagu Strip, Spinach Sunchoke Cake, Greens Chimichurri57
Taste 12; Creativity 12; Plating 10; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0
49Taste 10; Creativity 9; Plating 10; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1
Nelson Starr, local personality
John Bourdage, food and wine consultant
Chef Mary Ann Giordano, Creekside
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4#183/4/2012Brian MietusBacchusRonald RytelDunbar BerdineBlack Rock Kitchen & BarDennis DanieuHard CiderLeonard Oakes WineryFennel and Cracked Pepper Cold Smoked Salmon, Apple Crisp, Cider Vinaigrette, MicrosSeared Foie Gras, Apple Waffle, Walnut Butter, Red Onion Chutney, Cider GastriqueSpicy Cider and Golden Tomato Bouillabaisse, Augsberger Sausage, Scallops, PEI Mussels, Shrimp, Swiss ChardCider-Braised Golabki, Rolled Oats, Annatto Cider Reduction; Pork Belly with Cider Blueberry Jam; Cider-steamed Pear, Ginger, and Pork ShumaiCrispy Duck Confit, Duck Pastrami, Foie Gras, Cider-craised Swiss ChardCider Sabayon, Macerated Black Plums, Sugar50
Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 0
41Taste 9; Creativity 8; Plating 8; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 7; Audience Vote 1Chef James Roberts, Park Country ClubIvy Knight, food writerArlene Stein, Terroir Symposium
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4#193/25/2012Adam GoetzSampleDJ CookChristopher DaiglerEncoreKate ElliottDry-Aged Rib Eye, Ground Beef, Peppered JerkyO'Brien's Smokehouse
Brown Sugar Pepper-Crusted Rib Eye, Sweet Corn Sauce; Coffee, Fennel, and Cumin-rubbed Rib Eye, Garlic Greens; Rib Eye Tartare, Beef Fat Crostini, Fried Capers, Duck Yolk; Lemon and Line Beef Shu Mai; Beef Jerky Martini
Surf and Turf RamenRib Eye Medallion, Celeriac Purée, Red Pearl Onions, Artichokes Barigoule, Jerky and Shiitake DuxelleRib Eye Tartare, Buttermilk Crackers, Salsa Verde, Peppercorn Gastrique, Micros, Torched Goat CheeseBourdelaise-Braised Jerky, Ground Beef, Hedgehog Mushroom Crepe, Jerky and Grana Padano Butter, Sweet Corn Purée, Jus, Fava BeansPine Needle-Smoked and Butter-Poached Cowboy Steak, Stinging Nettles, Fiddleheads, Sweet Onion Relish, Fried Duck Skin, Charred-Ramp Potato Cream55Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 060Taste 12; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1
Alan Bedenko, food writer, Buffalo Spree
Mary Luz Mejia, food writerKristen Becker, comedian
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4#204/15/2012JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertChris DorsaneoLloydTeddy BryantChévre and FetaFirst Light Farm & CreameryRed Flannel Hash of Beets and Tongue, Goat Milk Biscuit, Poached Egg, Chévre Mornay; Compressed Watermelon with Feta; Coffee with Goat Crema and MapleTomahawk Goat Chop; Pheasant Sausage, Dandelion, Feta Tarragon Mignonette; Lobster Feta Tarragon Spring RollChévre Cheesecake, Carbonated BerriesPickled Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Feta Mousse, Pancetta Crisps, Mojo Verde, Balsamic ReductionCabrito Rack with Corn Esquites, Chévre Polenta, Bohemia Demi-Glacé, Chévre FoamChévre Cheesecake, Macerated Starwberries, Goat Butter Crumbles, Chévre Chantilly Cream, Cajeto Nugatine50Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 7; Audience Vote 054Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 10; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1Izabela Wojcik, James Beard HouseRegina Schrambling, food writer
Kevin Purdy, food writer, Buffalo Spree
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5#212/23/2013JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertMichael ObarkaRistorante LombardoRich ObarkaRussian Red Kale and Curly KaleArden FarmOysters Three Ways: Kale Rockefeller; Beer-Battered with Kale Slaw; Chipotle LimeKale Gnocchi, Sweetbreads, Speck, Butternut Squash PuréeAirline Phesant Breast Stuffed with Kale-Braised Sausage, Kale RisottoKale and Ricotta Ravioli, Thyme Butter Emulsion, Pecorino Romano, Lemon ZestKale, Taleggio, and Mushroom TartCrispy Catfish, Polenta, Kale, Speck59
Taste 12; Creativity 12; Plating 12; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
46Taste 11; Creativity 10; Plating 7; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0Janice Okun, restaruant critic (retired)Nelson Starr, local personalityChef Mark Mistriner, NFCI
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5#223/10/2013Jennifer BoyeMansion on DelawareDaniel BorelliTeddy BryantLloydDave MillerPancetta and LardoCoppa Artisan MeatsPancetta-Braised Red Cabbage, Beet, Preserved Tomato, Crème Fraiche, Apple Pancetta Chutney, Kimmelweck MacaronPancetta Pork Pie, Lardo Crust, Buttery Bitter Greens, Maple-Poached Egg, Lardo CroutonDoughnut, Lardo Buttercream, Plum Pancetta Jam, Lardo Chocolate Ganache; Pancetta Bourbon CoffeeCarbonara with Egg YolkSea Bass, Escarole, Pancetta Sausage, Littleneck Clams, Roasted Tomatoes, Pinot Grigio Pancetta BrothMaple Pancetta Ice Cream, Toasted Walnuts, Candied Pancetta, Waffle Pizzelle, Confit Orange, Maple Orange Gastrique50Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 8; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 054Taste 12; Creativity 9; Plating 10; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1; Penalties -1Regina Schrambling, food writerChef Bruce Wieszala, Tabree
Chef Christopher Daigler, Encore
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5#233/24/2013Brian MietusBacchusRonald RytelCarmelo RaimondiCarmelo'sBruce WieszalaDeMaas AleCommunity Beer WorksBeer-Battered Oysters, Brussels Sprout Chips, Caviar Tartar SauceBeer French Onion Soup, Duck Confit, Beer Bread, Grueye SabayonBlood Orange- and Beer-glazed Ribs, Barley HushpuppiesBeer Barley Risotto, Black Trumpet Mushroom, Black Garlic, Mascarpone, Beer-Braised Chard, Beer Lemon CreamBeer-Brined PorkTenderloin, Rye Spaetzle, Beer-pickled Vegetables, Pork and Mustard Jus, Beer GastriqueSpiced Beer Cake, Beer Ice Cream, Torched Beer Meringue, Pine Nut Brittle41Taste 8; Creativity 9; Plating 8; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 8; Audience Vote 1; Penalties -156Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0; Penalties -1Ivy Knight, food writerChef Chris Dorsaneo, Lloyd
Chef James Roberts, Park Country Club
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5#244/14/2013Adam GoetzCravingPJ ChmuraEdward ForsterMike A @Hotel LafayetteScott CrombieMozzarella and BurrataNickel City Cheese & MercantileMozzarella and Orange Agnolotti, Braised Swiss Chard, Tomato, Pecans, Brown Butter; Crispy Sweetbreads with Pancetta, Fines Herbes, Carrot Mousse, Peppered Burrata Medallion
Burrata Polenta, Asparagus, Red Pearl Onion, Spicy Squash, Beech Mushrooms, Fried Mozzarella, Tomato Beurre Rouge, Herbed Burrata Quenelle
Buratta Mushroom Crostini; Tomato Chutney, Herbed Parmesan Shortbread, Balsamic, Mozzarella, Pine Nut Brittle; Compressed Watermelon, Kalamata Powder
Frehs Mozzarella Salad, Pine Nuts, HerbsMozarella-Stuffed Quail, Braised Barley, English Peas, Black Barley, Burrata, Pea-Stained Whey BrothWarm Mozzarella Tart, Rhubarb Strawberry Compote, Long Pepper, Almond46Taste 10; Creativity 8; Plating 9; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 053Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 12; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1; Penalties -1Chef John Horne, CanoeSue Riedl, food writer, Toronto Star
Alan Bedenko, food writer, Buffalo Spree
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6#252/23/2014Adam GoetzCravingPJ ChmuraJeff CookOsteria 166Michael HoganWinter Carrots
CAO's Green Entrepreneurial Center
Carrot-Filled Agnolotti, Pickled Carrot Ribbons, Lardon, Yogurt Maple Drizzle, and Carrot Apple Ginger BrothCarrot-Stuffed Lamb Loin, Carrot Spaetzle, Buttered Carrot Pearls, Chantrelles, Carrot Top CreamCarrot Pastry Cream, Whipped Pea Cream, Carrot Ecalir, Basil and Mint Oil, Carrot Caramel, Blood Orange SupremesCarrot Gnocchi, Lamb Pancetta, Sage Carrot CreamBraised Short Rib, Butter-Roasted Carrot, Celeriac purée, Arugula Salad, Carrot VinaigretteCarrot-Studded Fudge, Dark Chcoclate, Peanut Butter, Toasted Walnut, Warm Carrot Cream56
Taste 10; Creativity 12; Palting 12; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
45Taste 10; Creativity 9; Plating 8; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredinet 8; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
Jeff Beisinger, restaurant critic, Buffalo Spree
Donnie Burtless, food writer, Buffalo eats
Chef James Roberts, Toutant
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6#263/9/2014JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertLennon LewandowskiOliver'sKevin LoBeneGoatDispenza's Meat MarketGoat Dim Sum: Ginger Lemongrass Pot Sticker, Shrimp and Goat Seaweed Shu Mai, Steamed Bun with Root Beer-Braised Goat and KimchiSoup Trio: Goat Consomme, Goat Mulligatawny, Two-Alarm Goat ChiliGrilled Jamaican Jerk Tomahawk Goat Chop, Sofrito Goat Stew, Platain Gnocchi, Got Buerre NoisetteCarpaccio of Goat, Mizzuna White Truffle Hollandaise, Shaved Apple, Honey VinegarBraised Goat Shoulder, Goat Milk Burrata, Ground Farro, Black Garlic, Sundried TomatoGoat Prime Rib, Curried Squash, Purple Potato, Watercress, Black Currant Sauce47
Taste 9; Creativity 10; Plating 9; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Point 0; Penalites 0
44Taste 6; Creativity 10; Plating 11; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 8; Audience Point 1; Penalites 0Chef Suvir Saran, American MasalaChef Teddy Bryant, Lloyd
Chef Carmelo Raimondi, Carmelo's
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6#273/23/2014Jennifer BoyeMansion on DelawareDaniel BorelliMichael DimmerBlack Market Food TruckChristian WillmottCoffee and EspressoPublic Espresso + CoffeeEverything Bagel, Coffee-Cured Foie Gras Torchon, Black Acorn Ham, Red Eye NoisetteBraised Beef Cheek, Sweet Thai Coffee Glaze, Coffee Hominy Porridge, Vanilla Onions, Marcona Almonds, Tobacco Half & HalfTea and Coffee Cereal: Coffee Churros, Coffee Soil, Banana Meringue Kisses, Earl Grey Marshamllow, Melted Coffee Chamomile Ice CreamEgg on Toast: Coffee Toast, Foie Butter, Dressed Arugula, Marinated Egg, Coffee Balsamic ReductionCoffee Carbonara: Fresh Coffee Pasta, Bacon, Egg, Coffee-Smoked ScallopsCoffee Vanilla Cake, Mint Whipped Cream, Coffee Caramel, Coffee Jello, Coffee Cinnamon Ice Ceam, Coffee Salt53
Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 12; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
48Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 10; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 7; Audience Vote 1; Penalties -1Izabela Wojcik, James Beard HouseArlene Stein, Terroir SymposiumKristen Becker, comedian
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6#284/6/2014Brian MietusBacchusSoichiro KimuraCorey KleyRue FranklinKevin PerrinShiitake, Enoki, and Bella Mushrooms, Mushroom Tincture, and Mushroom TeaFlat #12 MushroomsEnoki Mushroom SouffléOyster Mushroom Tortellini with Foie Gras and Cherry Mushroom TeaOyster and Enoki-Crusted Halibut with Mushrrom Potato Boulangere and Chive SabayonMushroom Espuma, Gelée, Sabayon, Smoked DuxelleOlive Oil-Poached Halibut, Pickled Oyster and Enoki Mushrooms, Sweet PeaChocolate Mushroom, Praline, Mushroom Pins, White Chocolate, Preserved LemonX
A technical glitch had caused the loss of this score sheet from the 2014 season of Nickel City Chef.
XA technical glitch had caused the loss of this score sheet from the 2014 season of Nickel City Chef.Regina Schrambling, food writerJanice Okun, restaurant critic (retired)
Chef Edward Forster, Buffalo Proper
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7#292/22/2015Jennifer BoyeMansion on DelawareDaniel BorelliMike ThillThe Black SheepSteven GedraCeleriac and RutabagaOles Farm/Promised Land CSARutabaga Blini Shortstack, Lamb Tartare, Paddlefish Roe, Celeriac Brunoise, Rutabaga Mayo, Spanish Peanut, Smoked Butter, DillRutabaga and Celeriac Confit, Spiced Duck, Celery Leaf, Rutabaga PetalsNapoleon of Gingerbread, Brown Sugar Rutabaga, Lemon Celeriac, Blood Orange Meringue, Candied ThymeOyster Escabeche, Celeriac SorbetSzechuan Scallop, Celeriac Pancake, XO Sauce, Hot and Sour Rutabaga, Soy PicklesLamb Chop, Charmoula, Celeraic Confit, La Kama-Spiced Rutabaga, Honey, Preserved Lemon53
Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 7; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
49Taste 9; Creativity 11; Plating 8; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0Chef Kevin Gilmour, Fat Pasha
Donnie Burtless, food writer, Buffalo Eats
Leonard Oakes Winery
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7#303/8/2015Brian MietusBacchusSoichiro KimuraDustin MurphyTabreeAdrian BylewskiPain Rustique, Baguette, Whole Grain Sourdough,and VolkornbrotElm Street BakeryVolkornbrott and Roasted Garlic Soup, Chicken Liver and Mustard Seed CrostiniBread and Butter Raviolo, Roasted TomatoChocolate Milk Toast, Banana Bread Pudding Ice CreamPork Rillettes, Sourdough Knodel, Smoked Pear Butter, GreensDuck, Port Cherry Reduction, Volkornbrot Spaetzle, Arugula Baguette Pistou, KumquatWhite Chocolate Pain Rustique, Blood Orange and Rosemary Ice Cream, Cardamom Baguette Crumble, White Port Syrup53Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 9; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 056Taste 12; Creativity 10; Plating 11; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0Izabela Wojcik, James Beard HouseChef Brad Rowell, Elm Street BakeryChef Corey Kley, Rue Franklin
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7#313/24/2015Adam GoetzCravingPJ ChmuraBryan MecozziBlack Iron BystroSteven CeccarelliChocolate and Whole MilkHoover DairySeared Scallop, Cavatelli, Whey Gloss, Tomato Jam, Leek Milk, Lemon Ricotta, Asiago PressatoMilk-Poached Cod, Corn Grits, Sea Foam, Brown Butter Sand, Sea Beans, Cheese-Encrusted CauliflowerBeet Panna Cotta, Milk Jam, Chocolate Ricotta, Whey-Poached Berries, Celeriac, Baby Basil, Lemon Whey-adeScallop Sambuca, Shiitake Mushroom, Beet-Pickled Fennel, Truffle Milk FoamSpring Pea Ricotta Raviolo, Proscuitto-Wrapped Rabbit Loin, Bee Pollen Lemon Béchamel, PeasWhite Russian Milkshake: Vanilla Ice Cream, Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Whipped Cream, Espresso Caviar51Taste 9; Creativity 11; Plating 9; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 056Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 12; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0Chuck Cerankosky, CureChef Mark Mistriner, NFCI
Jill Gedra Forster, cheese monger
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7#323/29/2015JJ RichertTorchesKevin RichertVictor Parra GonzalezJaguar at the BistroDiana Parra GonzalezTurkeyWendel's Poultry FarmSplit Pea Soup, Meyer Lemon Sour Cream, Crouton; Smoked Neck Vinaigrette, Pickled Onion, Apple; Phyllo Panini of Turkey, Cranberry Chévre, and MustardTurkey Lasagna CupcakeTurkey Gallantine, Black Truffle Farce, Pistachio, Kielbasa, Elderberry, Sauce of Roasted Chestnuts and PopcornPozole Rojo: Turkey Broth, Ancho and Guajillo Chiles, Turkey ChicharronTlacoyo of Tinga Pierna de Pavo, Dark Meat, Chipotle, MasaMole Negro, Turkey, Wild Rice52Taste 9; Creativity 12; Plating 9; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 057Taste 12; Creativity 9; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
Jeff Beisinger, restaurant critic, Buffalo Spree
Andrew Galarneau, food editor, Buffalo News
Regina Schrambling, food writer
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7#334/19/2015Edward ForsterBuffalo ProperScott CrombieSatomi SmithSatoDonald WhitfieldLambStillwater FarmLamb Tartare, Pickled Rhubarb, Shaved Celtuce, Roasted Almond, Basil Hearts; Lamb Fat-Washed Vieux CarreLamb Bone Broth, Quenelled D'Agneau, Spring Vegetables with Lamb and Chervil SableLamb Loin, Roasted Baby Beets, Black Quinoa, Shaved Radish, Cedar Yogurt, Hibiscus PuddingQuail Egg Croquette, Red Wine Sauce, Shiso Mint Yogurt SauceSlow-Cooked Lamb, Fresh Soba Noodles, Yuku Kosho, Lamb Oil DashiRoasted Lamb Loin, Spinach Miso Sauce, Asian Pear SaladXA technical glitch caused the loss of this score sheet from the 2015 season of Nickel City Chef.XA technical glitch caused the loss of this score sheet from the 2015 season of Nickel City Chef.Ivy Knight, food writer, SwallowJanice Okun, restaurant critic (retired)Chef Chris Dorsaneo, Lloyd
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8#342/21/2016
Victor Parra Gonzalez
Jaguar at the Bistro
Diana Parra Gonzalez
Joseph Fenush IIIToutantJames RobertsGolden, Ruby and Chiogga BeetsOles Farm/Promised Land CSACeviche of Golden Beets and ScallopsFilet with Ruby Burrata Foam and Beet SauceCandied Chiogga Beets, Chévre Mousse, Puff Pastry Short Crust, Golden Beet TuileBeet Salad, Horseradish, Blood OrangeArctic Char, Beet Miso, Roasted Beets, Pumpkin SeedsBeet Cake, Yogurt, Coconut56
Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
55Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 9; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
Jeff Beisinger, restaruant critic, Buffalo Spree
Janice Okun, restaurant critic (retired)Chef Mark Mistriner, NFCI
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8#353/6/2016Jennifer BoyeElm Street BakeryGrffin SchultzChaz BuleraRiverstone GrillJustin CorpMasa Dough and Flour TortillasLloyd Tortilla FactoryMasa, Beet and Rye Kernel Borscht Tortilla, Braised Short Rib, Crème Fraiche, Pickled Cabbage, Yukonand Tortilla HashTortilla-Fried Quail, Masa Buttermilk Biscuit, Kale Chilaquiles, Masa Peanut Gravy
Champurrado of Masa, Licorice Root and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa, Whipped Coconut Cream, Coconut Ash; Flour Tortilla Cannoli, Plaintain Ricotta, Luxardo Cherry, and Cocoa Nib
Jalapeno Masa Gnocchi, Shrimp, Roasted Corn, Masa Garlic Cream, Mint, CilantroMsaa Poutine, Short Rib, Masa Espagnole, Queso de Oaxaca, Pickled Celery and RadishChampurrada and Masa Buenelo with Corn Glaze57
Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 12; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
38Taste 7; Creativity 8; Plating 7; Technical Execution 8; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 0; Penalties -1Ivy Knight, food writer, Swallow
Donnie Burtless, food writer, Buffalo Eats
Chef Bryan Mecozzi, Black Iron Bystro
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8#363/23/2016Adam GoetzCravingPJ ChmuraPhil LiminaTappoDavid MurphyDill Pickles, Dilly Beans, Kimchi, and SauerkrautBarrel + BrineChicken Kimchi Dumplings, Chili-Spiced Crispy Chicken Skin, Scallion, Soy Sabayon
Pork, Sauerkraut, and Dilly Bean Sausage with Gruyere Mornay, Roasted Purple Carrots, Rye Caraway Dumplings, Baby Greens
Smoked Trout, Almond Cream, Dilly Bean Almondine, Charred Tomatoes, Gribiche, Friend Pickles, and LardoKimchi Mignonette, Pickled Vegetables and Eel Maki, Kimchi Mayo, Wasabi RoeTempura Dilly Beans, Sashimi Salad, Edamame Purée, Purple Shiso, Sake Soy Chili Sauce
Pickle-Poached Wild Striped Bass, Kimchi Fried Rice, Miso Butter Sauce, Chili Oil Pea Shoots, Thai Basil, and Pickled Peanut Salad; Bloody Geisha Cocktail of Tomato, Miso, Soy, Sake, and Kimchi Brine
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Taste 11; Creativity 12; Plating 9; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalites 0
50Taste 10; Creativity 10; Plating 12; Technical Execution 9; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience 1; Penalties -1Chef James Roberts, ToutantRegina Schrambling, food writerChef Dustin Murphy, Thin Man
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8#374/3/2016Edward ForsterBuffalo ProperScott CrombieMike AndrzejewskiSeabarDan KirbyPasture-Raised EggsPlato Dale FarmsSoft-Boiled Yolk, Whipped Crème Fraiche, Bacon Sorghum Jus, Paramesan Churro with Black Truffle Chive Omelet and an Averna Flip CocktailCharred Baby Gem, Soft-Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing, Onsen Egg, Cured Yolk, Anchovy, ToastYolk Tortellini in Black Yolk Pasta, Spring Ramp Soup, Crispy Black Meringue, Pickled Ramp, Fresh CreamEgg Noodle CarbonaraEgg Hopper, Seared Lamb TartareBourbon Caramel Souffle, Tonka Bean Frozen Custard53
Taste 10; Creativity 10; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
55Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11; Use of Ingredient 10; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0Chef Adam Goetz, CravingChef Jennifer Boye, Elm Street Bakery
Chef Victor Parra Gonzalez, Jaguar at the Bistro
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9#382/19/2017Edward ForsterThe WorkshopJoseph Fenush IIIRoss WarholOliver'sNic DennerDried corn, corn flour, roasted corn flour
Iroquois White Corn Project, Ganondagan
Iroquois Corn Kernel Bisque, Parisienne Gnocchi, Fermented Blackberries and Black Beans, GingerRoasted Iroquois Corn Porridge, Yolk, Wild Mushroom, Black Chestnut, Preserved LemonCitrus-scented Iroquois Corn Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie, Carrot Corn Gelato, Freeze-dried Corn
American Red Snapper Ceviche, White Corn Chip, Cotija Cheese Tart, Corn Pudding, Pickled Chilies, Citrus A5 Kobe Strip Loin, Hulled White Corn Porridge, Fried Polenta, Rapini, Corn Froth, Onion CaramelRoasted Corn Buttermilk Cake, Corn Pastry Cream, Caramelized Hulled Corn Nougat, Hulled Corn Tuille, Vanilla Yogurt Sorbet
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Taste 9; Creativity 12 ; Plating 12; Technical Execution 11 ; Use of Ingredient 11; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
50Taste 9; Creativity 10; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0Bao Ong, food writer, Bon AppetitCaitlin Hartney, food writerChef Mike Andrzejewski, Seabar
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9#393/6/2017
Victor Parra Gonzalez
Casa Azul/Las Puertas
Diana Parra Gonzalez
Scott CrombieBilly ClubAlex Root
Roasted Plato Dale potato sourdough; CBW spent grain and oatmeal sourdough; Plato Dale Beet rugbrod
BreadHiveToast and Egg: Plato Dale Potato​ Sourdough, Flat #12 Oyster​ ​mMushrooms, Fingerling Potato PureeRugbrod, Beets, Mole​ ​RojoCafe de Olla and Bread: Malted Sourdough, Slow and​ ​Low​ ​Ice Cream, CoffeeTomato Soup, Toast, Cheese Curds Rouille SeafoodBread Pakora: Beets, Scallion Oil, Oranges, Yogurt, Honey Brittle60
Taste 11; Creativity 12 ; Plating 12; Technical Execution 12 ; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
55Taste 11; Creativity 11; Plating 9; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0Janice Okun, restaurant critic (retired)Allison Ewing, co-founder, BreadHiveMark Mistriner, NFCI
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9#403/26/2017Adam GoetzCravingKen MogfordAndrew MurthaCarte BlancheElliott CookCherokee Trail of Tears black beans; Arikara beansCHQ Local FoodFranks and Beans: Housemade T-Meadow Farm Pork Frankfurter (with whole Cherokee Trail of Tears inlay and Arikara porridge), Arikara Gnocchi
Cherokee Trail of Tears Four Pita, Lemon Arikara Spread, Pickled Cherokee Trail of Tears, Fried Arikara and Cherokee Beans, Cherokee Trail of Tears Vinaigrette
Cherokee Trail of Tears Flour Pie Crust, Arikara Bean Filling, Maple Arikara Sauce, Arikara Bean StreuselChicken Skin Finger Sandwich Trio with Avocado, Cilantro, Lime; Arikara, Dried Chile, Red Onion; and Black Bean, Crema, LimeBean Sprout Cassoulet of Bean Succotash, Sprout of Bean, Coppa, Cilantro and Cocoa CrumbsEgg, Lime Crema, Ghost Chili Black Beans, Potato Hair, Chicken Demiglace, Cracked Pepper52
Taste 11; Creativity 11 ; Plating 7; Technical Execution 11 ; Use of Ingredient 12; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0
51Taste 11; Creativity 10 ; Plating 12; Technical Execution 8 ; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
Jeff Biesinger, food writer, Buffalo Spree
Regina Schrambling, food writer
Chef Fransisco Hidalgo, Black Ant
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9#414/2/2017Jennifer BoyeElm Street BakeryDaniel BorelliRJ MarvinBarrel + BrineAnthony Petrill
Bean-to-bar goat's milk chocolate; 82% dark chocolate blend; 70% Tanzanian; cacao nibs
Dark Forest ChocolateBolognese w​/​Chocolate and Coffee: Chocolate and ​Red Wine Pasta​, ​Cocoa ​Nibs, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Chocolate​-rubbed Lamb Loin: ​Honey, Cocoa Nib Za'atar, Cacao Eggplant CaponataPaté Bonbons: Orange Chévre, Salted Chocolate, Sweet Chestnut
West African Peanut Soup w/ Tanzanian Chocolate and Peanut Miso, Sugared Kale, Caramelized Goat’s Milk Chocolate, Sweet Potato Fly, Pickled PeanutsPan-​s​eared Duck Breast, Mole Negro, Cacao Butter Braised Celery Root, Cacao Nib Tortilla, Shaved 100-day PearFoie Gras Truffles: Hibiscus Port Gel, Fermented Public Espresso + Coffee Cascara, Pickled @Singer Farm Naturals Cherries, Cacao Nib Shortbread, Cream, Hibiscus Candy54
Taste 10; Creativity 12; Plating 11; Technical Execution 12; Use of Ingredient 9; Audience Vote 1; Penalties 0
48Taste 10; Creativity 11; Plating 11; Technical Execution 10; Use of Ingredient 6; Audience Vote 0; Penalties 0Izabela Wojcik, James Beard HouseTony Rials, sommelierChef Suvir Saran
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10#422/18/2018Edward ForsterThe WorkshopScott CrombieJoseph Fenush IIIToutantRuss Whitfield
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10#433/11/2018
Victor Parra Gonzalez
Casa Azul/Las Puertas
Diana Parra Gonzalez
Manuel Ocasio The CrucibleSteve Gedra
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10#443/25/2018Adam GoetzCravingKen MogfordSatomi Smith
Sato, Sato Ramen, Sato Brewpub
Herminio Nieves
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10#454/8/2018Jennifer BoyeChurn
Christa Glennie Seychew
Sam Geyer and Matt Pauscek
Lomo Lomon/a
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