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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Last Night: Photos from the RFT's Iron Fork Competition at Union Station

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Last night, the business department for the Riverfront Times staged its annual Iron Fork chef competition. New this year was a bartending competition (photos on page 2.) The venue was the Marriott Hotel at St. Louis' Union Station, and in addition to the food-and-drink prep throwdown, more than 25 area restaurants offered their food for sampling. If you missed it, here's a recap.

Slideshow: The Food of Iron Fork

Iron Fork Competition Photos: Four chefs -- Josh Galliano of Monarch; Bernard Foster, executive sous chef of the Hyatt at the Arch; Eric Kelly of Scape American Bistro; and Thomas Kent of Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen -- competed for a panel of judges for a Movado Watch valued at $1,200, from Vinciquerra Jewelers and  a professional knife set valued at $1,000 by Bertarelli Cutlery.

Thomas Kent's (Hwy 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves) "Blackened red snapper with a rosemary hollandaise, blanched asparagus and drunken goat cheese risotto." - PHOTO EGAN O'KEEFE
  • Photo Egan O'Keefe
  • Thomas Kent's (Hwy 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves) "Blackened red snapper with a rosemary hollandaise, blanched asparagus and drunken goat cheese risotto."


The dish of Iron Fork 2010 winner Bernard Foster (Hyatt Regency at the St. Louis Arch): Sous vide halibut in pinot noir, rhubarb compote, pinot noir gastrique. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
  • Photo: Egan O'Keefe
  • The dish of Iron Fork 2010 winner Bernard Foster (Hyatt Regency at the St. Louis Arch): Sous vide halibut in pinot noir, rhubarb compote, pinot noir gastrique.

Josh Galliano of Monarch in Maplewood: Filet mignon stuffed with bone marrow and truffles, served with a fricassee of asparagus and fresh garbanzos. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
  • Photo: Egan O'Keefe
  • Josh Galliano of Monarch in Maplewood: Filet mignon stuffed with bone marrow and truffles, served with a fricassee of asparagus and fresh garbanzos.
Justin Wacker (~Scape American Bistro): Pan-seared halibut with cranberry and mint purée. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
  • Photo: Egan O'Keefe
  • Justin Wacker (~Scape American Bistro): Pan-seared halibut with cranberry and mint purée.
Iron Fork 2010 winner Bernard Foster. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
  • Photo: Egan O'Keefe
  • Iron Fork 2010 winner Bernard Foster.
Iron Fork Bartending Photos are on the next page...

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