WOSU Public Media’s 2012 Chefs in the City televised event featured celebrity chef Hubert Keller, six local chefs, cooking demos, and eight courses. This annual culinary extravaganza is one of Columbus’ most celebrated occasions.
Following the hors d’oeuvres and wine reception, each course was demonstrated by a different chef. Guests were able to learn how each dish was prepared and then taste the results.
Dinner Courses and Cooking Demos
1. Hubert Keller: Fleur de Lys, Fleur by Hubert Keller, Burger Bar
White Gazpacho with green grapes, almonds, and vanilla oil
2. Jay Cotrell: M
Pan seared diver sea scallops with chive pappardelle, wild mushrooms, with lemon honey cream sauce and fennel almond salad
3. Travis Hyde: Ella
Citrus BBQ braised pork shoulder with Ludlow cheese johnny cake with shiitake slaw
4. Richard Blondin: Refectory
Salmon and smoked salmon rillette with fresh Ohio fava beans, Ohio white and green asparagus with saffron vinaigrette
5. Hubert Keller: Fleur de Lys, Fleur by Hubert Keller, Burger Bar
All-Ohio signature short rib burger with goat cheese, pickled onions, tomato on a pretzel bun with radish fennel salad and lemon watershed gin vinaigrette
6. Jamie George: Z Cucina di Spirito
Bigoli all bolognese di anatra – fresh buckwheat pasta with roasted duck ragout
7. David Tetzloff: G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar
Black pepper and rosemary rubbed Ohio raised lambchetta with Syrah reduction, stone ground grits, and braised greens
8. Jeni Britton Bauer: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Brunch in Kyoto: Ugandan vanilla ice cream, plum sake sorbet, on spiced croissant slices
Spencer Budros: Pistacia Vera
Dessert gift of fresh lemon curd macaron, raspberry champagne pate de fruit, fleur de sel bon bon, French butter shortbread
Be sure to watch Chefs in the City on WOSU:
WOSU TV: Saturday May 19 at 1pm
WOSU Plus: Saturday May 19 at 8pm and Sunday May 20 at 1:30pm
Thank you Chef Keller for being part of the Columbus culinary scene—and thank you Columbus chefs. All proceeds from the event support children’s educational programming on WOSU TV.
Not only is Chef Keller a master in the kitchen, he is a master in the clubs. He replaced his chef hat with DJ headphones at Due Amici for a rockin’ time. To see additional photos from Chefs in the City as well as DJ Keller spinning at Due Amici, see our Facebook page. To hear Chef Keller’s own words about his experience as the first chef in the White House, his favorite food, and scoop from inside the set of Bravo’s Top Chef and his PBS series Secrets of a Chef, click on our post here.
Menu items sourced from Chefs in the City event program.