Earns spot in semi-finals at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto
TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Three top chefs put their culinary skills
and creativity on the table Sunday at the Paris Fair as they competed
in The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair's Road to The Royal Chef
Chef Brett Pottruff from The Forks Restaurant at the Arlington Hotel in
Paris served up a win with his entrée Goat cheese three ways: chevrai
pesto ravioli, chevrai fritter and roasted red peppers goat cheese
sauce with fried egg plant and dessert of a Graham cracker tart in
sabayon with caramelized apples, walnuts and caramel garnish.
Chefs were given 30 minutes for each round to create an entrée and a
dessert. Each dish included a "secret ingredient" selected from locally
grown or produced food products. Woolwich Dairy Chevrai, a soft goat
cheese, was the secret ingredient for the entrée round and fresh
Ontario eggs were the secret ingredient for the dessert round.
Also competing in the event were Chef John Baltazar from Homage
Restaurant and Chef Terry Salmond from The Walper Hotel.
The Road to the Royal Chef Challenge is visiting six regional fairs
leading up to the 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November
7-16, 2014 in the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
Award-winning chef and author Ted Reader - known as one of Canada's top
barbecue authorities - will serve as Master of Ceremonies for each
"It's always inspiring to see the amazing dishes top chefs are able to
cook up in the heat of competition. Each of the chefs showed a lot of
creativity and knowledge to perform so well under such tight time
constraints," said Reader.
The winners of each regional competition will move forward to semi-final
rounds which will be held on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November
8 at The Royal in Toronto. The top two regional finishers and a top
Toronto chef will vie for the title of Royal Chef Challenge Champion
during a final round at The Royal on Saturday, November 15. Funding
support for this program has been provided to The Royal by the
Government of Ontario.
The remaining stops on The Road to The Royal Chef Challenge include:
Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood - Sunday, September 21
Markham Fair - Sunday, October 5
Norfolk Fair in Simcoe - Saturday, October 11
Regional competitions have already been held at the Peterborough
Exhibition on Saturday, August 9 and the Barrie Fair on Saturday,
About The Royal:
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined
indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, The 92nd Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 7-16, 2014 in the Direct Energy
Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. For competition schedules, live
webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.
SOURCE: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
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