Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Boston Burger Bash Party Pics
The Mike's City Diner tasting station won my nomination for most congenial. Very fun group at this table. Chef Jay Haaj prepared a lamb burger on Syrian bread with a pickled turnip relish, sesame tahini and tziakiki.
The crowd was tasting and voting all night.
Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger. Chef Ming served up perhaps the most adventurous taste: panko shrimp burger with oxtail fondue, Asian slaw and spicy tartar sauce. Incredible flavor.
Participants sampled up to ten burgers.
Chef Brooke Vosika of The Bristol Lounge plating the winning burgers.
Chef Brooke Vosika's burger would ultimately be the winner. Dry aged ground chuck on a peppered brioche roll with foie gras torchon, lettuce, tomato and bearnaise sauce. Many mistook the truffled potato ring on top for an onion ring. The key to winning may have been the grilled bun, the only Chef who did so.
Chef Louis di Biccari of Sel De La Terre.
Chef Louis' burger featured ground chuck with smoked pancetta, sharp cheddar, and spicy aoili on a fresh home-made bun. He definitely got the best T Shirt vote!
Just one of the ten different burgers for tasting.
Judges J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and Richard Chudy counting the ballots.
Chris Lyons of Chris Lyons PR readies the trophy as Judges tally the ballots in the back room.
Chef Brooke Vosika accepts the First Place Award.
We also cornered Erica Giunta, Acting Executive Director of the New England Chapter for Autism Speaks for a quick video interview to help us all understand what autism is and how we can learn more about it. All of the proceeds from this event went to this worthy cause.