early sept i attended this year’s The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival 2014 Chef’s Gala Reception. the reception featured 25 of the best chefs in boston. all the dishes were paired with selected wines and craft beers.
four seasons bristol lounge | brooke vosika | crab gougeres with chives, golden tomatoes and lobster coral
catalyst | william kovel | spice crusted tuna, cucumber radish salad, lemon syrup, sesame tuile
red lion inn | brian alberg | summer ratatouille w/tomato vinaigrette & mill river micro greens
zapoteca/mixteca | shannon bard | lobster bisque
ribelle | tim maslow | cherry tomatoes and kimi figs with gremolata, pangrattato, and dehydr8 riseling vinegar
prohibition pig | michael werneke | corn muffins with cultured farmstead butter, smoked pork rillettes on crouton with pickle, and bailey hazen blue cheese tartlet with black walnuts and maple
Bondir | jason bond | salmon
brasserie 28 | matt morello | charcuterie
tremont 647 | andy husbands | bbq brisket, kimchee sauce, yuzu apple slaw
il casale cucina italianna/il casale cucina campana | dante de magistris | panzarotti: smoked scamorza stuffed potato croquette, roasted pepper sauce
state room | david blessing | lobster banh mi sandwich, cilantro citrus marinated lobster, pickled fennel, chili aioli
tao yuan | cara stadler | grandma tang’s roast pork buns
mc spiedo | mark gaier & clark frasier | spit roasted suckling pig, macaroni, root vegatables, farm egg
tallulah on thames | jake rojas | sweet berry farm peaches, curried yougurt, anise, hyssop, tarragon, pickled onion
chef jake saw i was taking pictures, he plated one for me just to take pictures.
Boston chops | chris coombs | steak tartare
tavern road | louis dibicari | smoked bluefish pate with fennel pollen and orange mostarda
puritan & co. | will gilson | heirloom tomato gazpacho with basil and marinated scallops
80 thoreau | carolyn johnson | lamb dumplings with smoky eggplant and peppers
millwright’s | tyler anderson | onions, chicken vin, fried chicken skin with pickled golden raisins
zebra’s bistro | brandan pelley | cold smoked hanger steak tartare with cured egg yolk & bacon fat powder
alden & harlow | michael scelfo | oil cured tuna, grilled potato, piccalilli, sweet corn aioli
deuxave | jaime davis | milk chocolate cremeux, compressed apple cider, olive oil cake
tres gatos | nevin taylor | lamb kofta and mixed vegetables with green goddess dressing
this tasted as bad as its presentation
oleana | maura kilpatrick | figs chocolate cake
live music by perry rossi band. they are pretty awesome
this wine from france was super super good. please let me know if you know where i can find some!
i had a blast at the taste of wgbh food and wine festival chef’s gala reception. the food and wine were great and it was nice to be able to talk to some of my fave chefs in boston. great live music as well. i hope i will have a chance to come again next year.