Thursday, March 28, 2019
9th Annual Chef’s Challenge for the Covenant House
The annual Chef's Challenge from the Covenant House was held on Tuesday at the Clay Center and featured more than a dozen local chefs.
It's a tapas-style dine-around at the Clay Center where these chefs created a bite or two, and after #15, it feels as though you've had a full meal!
We started with appetizers - these amtipasti cups and philly steak pinwheels.
And once we made our way inside the dining space, it was all laid out by table and chef.
Once I grabbed a plate, I was ready to start making my rounds!
Chef Tim Urbanic (Cafe Cimino) - Calabrian Style Shrimp Lemon Cello
Chef Oscar Aguilar (Cafe Cimino) - Eggplant Involtini; Chef Eli Urbanic (Cafe Cimino) - Chocolate Chip Brownies; Chef Gary Needham (Starlings Coffee & Provisions) - Pistacho Greek Lasagna
Chef Dennis Harris (Edgewood Country Club) - Curried Sweet Potato Bisque
Chef Evan Wilson (Ichiban Pan-Asian Cuisine) - Tuna and wasabi bites; eggrolls with sauces
Chef Heath Ax (Berry Hills Country Club) - Thai Short Rib Taco with wasabi slaw; chocolate cups with green tea & coconut mousse; Chef Frank Gonzales (Mi Cocina de Amor, Gonzoburger) - Grilled shrimp and pimento cheese with roasted red bell pepper
Chef Jeni Burns (Ms. Groovy's Kitchen) - Chicken and waffles
Chef John Wright (Bridge Road Bistro) - Black bean cakes
Chef Kevin Madison (Black Sheep Burritos & Brews) - Ribs and vegan curried Samosas (top)
Chef Mary Brent Galyean (Personal Chef) - Duck l'orange, maple braised golden beet
Barista Venu Menon (Mea Cuppa Coffeebar) - Craft coffees
Baker MK O'Haver (Personal Baker) - Mini chocolate brownie cakes, tiramisu brownie bites, Frangelico pound cake
Chef Teri Bush Bevins (Lil Bit of Heaven Cupcakes) - Pineapple margarita, chocolate peanut butter mousse and wedding cake cupcakes
I mean, wow! It was really an amazing event.
And, it's all for a great cause. Have you been?