1. On Location And Behind The Scenes Of The 12th “Duel Chef Showdown!”
Junction Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart topped Tastings Executive Chef Michael Berry, 204-96, in the 12th “Duel Chef Showdown” to advance to the Final Four where she will face Tavern & Grocery Executive Chef David Morgan in a clash of epic proportions!
2. Melissa Close-Hart’s First Dish: Mexicoke-Coffee BBQ Glazed Jumbo Shrimp, Plantain, Baby Romaine Hearts, Corn Salad With Cilantro-Buttermilk Dressing
3. Michael Berry’s First Dish: Sautéed Scallop With Citrus Coffee Beurre, Mole Rojo And Corn Bunuelo (Fritter) Carmelized Onions
4. Melissa Close-Hart’s Second Dish: Coffee Brined Roasted Chicken Thigh, Peruvian Style, Tangy Salsa Verde, Coconut Rice-Chihuahua Cheese Fritter And Chili-Lime Dusted Parsnip Ribbons
5. Michael Berry’s Second Dish: Chicken Confit And Goat Cheese Spring Roll, Coffee Cherry And Balsamic Vinaigrette With Mixed Endive Salad
6. Melissa Close-Hart’s Third Dish: Duck Fat Poached & Cowgirl Spiced Rubbed Dry Aged Ribeye, Coffee Demi Glace, Ancho Mashed Potatoes, Haricort Vert And Deckle Lardons
7. Michael Berry’s Third Dish: Sumatra Rubbed Brisket Lightly Smoked And Braised, Parsnip And Potato Puree, Bacon Buttered Brioche, Grilled Chicory With Tanzania Coffee Reduction
8. Melissa Close-Hart’s Fourth Dish: Dark Chocolate Coffee Rum Cake, Coffee Ice Cream, Mocha Whipped Cream And Coffee Bean Brittle
9. Michael Berry’s Fourth Dish: Layered Coffee Cake: Hazelnut Espresso Torte, Mascarpone Mousse, Chocolate Coffee Bean Streusel, Java Mocha Cream And Macerated Strawberries
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