Iron Fork 2011


Iron Fork was somewhat of a knock-off of the Food Network show “Iron Chef.” On “Iron Chef” a celebrity chef (ie. Bobby Flay) competes against a chef from a classy restaurant. They each need to create a delicious, nicely plated dish using a secret ingredient. At Iron Fork there were 5 local chefs that competed and their secret ingredient was peppers. Essentially this ingredient needs to be incorporated into their dish and they found out what it was right as the time started to count down. I forgot to mention they only get one hour!
Let’s talk food. While the competition was going on, guests waited in line to sample beer, wine, and food from 15 local restaurants. There was everything from lamb to falafel to sushi! The lines were long but worth the wait. My favorite sample was the butternut squash cheesecake…yum! I’m probably going to make that soon.
My only disappointment was at the end of the competition. Each chef had their food plated and 4 judges went around to taste and look at presentation, but the cameras were positioned poorly so I couldn’t see. In addition I had a hard time hearing because the announcers didn’t hold the mic close enough to the chefs. All in all it was fun and I left with a full tummy.


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She is the cook, he is the home brewer and together they try to rein in the power of the stove. View all posts by foodandtap

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