It’s always nice to see some good news coming out of my hometown.
In January 2011, the Bocuse d’Or, an international competition oft hailed as the “chef Olympics,” is scheduled to take place in Paris, France. Chef James Kent of Zagat-celebrated New York City eatery Eleven Madison Park has been tapped to represent the United States. Having won top nationwide honors for his culinary mastery, Kent will join his peers from 24 nations in competing to bring home the glory, just as he did in the 2010 competition where he and his commis Tom Allan, also of Eleven Madison Park, took First Place.
The battle entails complete execution of two dishes (one meat, and one fish) within a five-hour period. Chef Kent is wisely keeping his planned entry a secret for now, but if Eleven Park Madison’s 27 out of 30 Zagat rating and all the accolades Kent has received are any indication of what to expect, then our country’s representation is in uniquely capable hands.
Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation
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