International Chef Showcase
Eight accomplished international chefs representing Ireland, Italy, Argentina, Spain, France, Peru, Brazil and the Czech Republic were paired with eight leading chefs from Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. The challenge of each chef team was to prepare a three- to four- course dinner that incorporated Lyons Farm beef and chicken as well as Alltech libations, including the Kentucky Ale trio of beers, Pearse Lyons Reserve whiskey, Town Branch bourbon, the bourbon-infused coffee drink Bluegrass Sundown and Alltech Cafe Citadelle, a Haitian coffee. This unique dining experience took place on October 26 and 27, 2012. Expect an even more exciting event next year!
The dinners were served as the evening’s special in the eight Lexington chefs’ restaurants. Secret judges with extensive culinary expertise visited all eight restaurants and determined the $5,000 winning team as well as the winners of a number of other prizes.
||Chef Jeremy Ashby and Chef Petr Elias (Czech Republic)
||Chef Jonathan Lundy and Chef Manu Buffara (Brazil)
||Jonathan at Gratz Park
||Chef Andrew Suthers and Chef Javier Ampuero Figueroa (Peru)
||The Village Idiot
||Chef Rob Nathanson and Chef Angel Fernandez (Spain)
||Chef Jeff Keatley and Chef Cyrille Berland (France)
||Chef Craig DeVilliers and Chef Alfonso Crescenzo (Italy)
||Chef Ouita Michel and Chef Alan Clarke (Ireland)
||Holly Hill Inn
||Chef Josh Winslow and Chef Martin Rodriguez (Argentina)