Past Events

National Young Chef’s Competition in Chicago — Event Menu

Trump Hotel - June 8th

Hors d’oeuvres Raw Diver Scallop
Smoked Duck Breast, Candied Fruits
Tomato Jam, Chevre Black Pepper


First Course
Spring Pea Soup, Ginger Tapioca Pearls, Shisho, Wasabi Crème Fraîche

Second Course
Salad of Jumbo Lump Crab, White Asparagus, Pea Tendrils, Radish and Mustard Seed

Third Course
Butter Poached Lobster Lasagna, Sunchokes, King Oyster Mushrooms, Brown Butter and Basil

Fourth Course
Spring Lamb Loin, Rosemary Scented Confit of New Potatoes, Roasted Fiddleheads and Spring Garlic

Fifth Course
Chocolate Sphere with Apricot, Amaretto, Farro and Crème Fraîche


Champagne Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut NV
Donors: Dame Beth Lang and Christopher Lang
Bailli Honoraire Mark Monoscalco and Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Honoraire Mirella Monoscalco
Chevalier Michael Vogan and Dame Audrey Weaver
Chevalier David Zimbler and Lisa Zimbler

Sauvignon Blanc Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Donors: Chevalier Neil Fine and Dame Karen Fine
Chevalier John Wilks and Nancy Wilks

Chardonnay Auteur Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011
Donors: Bailli de Chicago Honoraire Jane Tracy and Conseiller Gastronomique des Etats Unis Honoraire Roger Tracy

Chardonnay Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard Russian River Valley 2009
Donors: Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Hilton Weinberg and Dame Leslie Weaver
Dame Linda Garard and Chevalier James Garard III

Nebbiolo Damilano Le Cinque Vigne Barolo 2008
Donors: Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Lainie Freer and Chevalier Dieter Freer
Vice-Chancelier Argentier Alan Kutchins and Family

Sauternes Château Suduiraut 2003
Donor: Vice Chargé de Presse Todd Arkebauer and Dame Evelyn Arkebauer

Sauternes Château d’Yquem 1985, en magnum
Donor: Vice Echanson Michael Belsley and Dame Nina Owen

Vintage Port Taylor Fladgate Quinta Vargellas Vintage Port 1995
Donor: Maitre de Table Restaurateur Alfredo and Pamella Capitanini

Cognac Monnet Extra Belle Reserve Cognac
Donors: Maitre de Table Restaurateur Alfredo and Pamella Capitanini

Buffalo Trace - Single Barrel Section
Old Bardstown - Estate Bottled
Russell’s Reserve - Small Bach Single Barrel
Bowman Brothers - Small Batch
Wathens - Single Barrel

Donors: Vice Chargé de Missions Elan Jacoby and Tamar Jacoby