Monday, March 30, 2015

Your 2015 Chef's Gala winners

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Last night, the Colorado Springs Chorale celebrated its 30th anniversary Chef's Gala at the Antlers Hilton downtown.

Which, as usual, meant it was time for eatin' mighty fine and fundraising in fashion. 

Below are a sampling of my snapshots, followed by a full list of this year's winners. 

click to enlarge The Warehouse won the People's Choice award with a green chile braised pork shank with prickly pear toucan gastric and smoked cactus and corn relish. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • The Warehouse won the People's Choice award with a green chile braised pork shank with prickly pear toucan gastric and smoked cactus and corn relish.

click to enlarge The Broadmoor prepares braised goat tacos with harrisa, pickled cabbage and goat cheese. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • The Broadmoor prepares braised goat tacos with harrisa, pickled cabbage and goat cheese.

click to enlarge Hotel Elegante serves a yellow fin ahi tuna poke with fennel pineapple slaw, lotus root chips, chimichurri and a white bean puree. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Hotel Elegante serves a yellow fin ahi tuna poke with fennel pineapple slaw, lotus root chips, chimichurri and a white bean puree.

click to enlarge Brother Luck's team brings the liquid nitrogen to fog out some "face bacon," or cured pig's head. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Brother Luck's team brings the liquid nitrogen to fog out some "face bacon," or cured pig's head.

click to enlarge Sacred Grounds Coffee in the Canyon dishes a simple but super honey cake. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Sacred Grounds Coffee in the Canyon dishes a simple but super honey cake.

click to enlarge The Royal Gourmet Cake from The French Kitchen. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • The Royal Gourmet Cake from The French Kitchen.

And your winners:

Appetizers:
1) The Margarita at PineCreek
2 The Blue Star
3) Odyssey Gastropub

Entrées: 
1) The Broadmoor
2) The Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern
3) Briarhurst Manor

Desserts:
1) Marigold Cafe and Bakery
2) The French Kitchen
3) The Broadmoor

People's Choice:
Warehouse

Best of Show: 
Marigold Cafe and Bakery (a "Pear Delight" of pear mousse over an almond graham cracker cookie)

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