The Dishrag Newsletter
Issue 243
 
August 10, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE
1.  Letter from the Editor: The Sixth Sense at the 6th Annual ICC
2. 6th Annual ICC Amuse-Bouche: A Sneak Peek To Tickle Your Senses
3.  StarChefs.com 6th Annual ICC: The Schedule
4.  Top 10 Reads from the International Chefs Congress
5.  Blend-Off: The 2011 Vitamix Challenge
6.  Announcing the 2011 Design Competition Winners!
7.  The 2nd Annual StarChefs.com International Pastry Competition
8.  Volunteer for the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress!
9.  Photo Galleries from Our Recent Tastings
10. Featured Video: Montage Magic: Moments and Memories from ICC 2010
11.  Featured Cookbook: The '21' Cookbook Recipes & Lore from New York's Fabled Restaurant from ICC Presenter Chef Michael Lomonaco
12.  Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder
13.  Fast Facts: ICC Presenter Sommelier Belinda Chang formerly of The Modern - New York, NY
14. Recipe for Blue Ridge Manhattan by Mixologist Toby Maloney of Alchemy Consulting - New York, NY
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 1. Letter from the Editor: The Sixth Sense at the 6th Annual ICC
Exploring a deeper experience in hospitality, from the front to the back of house and beyond at the 6th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress.
http://starchefs.com/cook/features/letter_from_editor/vol76/starchefs-international-chefs-congress-preview
 2. 6th Annual ICC Amuse-Bouche: A Sneak Peek to Tickle Your Senses
Grant Achatz, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Audrey Saunders, Richard Blais, Pierre Hermé...come this ICC we're serving one hell of a tasting menu. Here, a palate teaser.
http://starchefs.com/cook/events/icc/2011/presenter-preview
 3. StarChefs.com 6th Annual ICC: The Schedule
Chefs, ready your agendas! Access the 6th Annual ICC schedule to juggle your culinary priorities on 3 jam-packed days of Main Stage presentations, demos, workshops, and more!
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/ICC-2011-schedule
 4. 6th Annual ICC: Top Ten Reads
The List: Read up on some of the top cookbooks from 10 of our all-star ICC presenters.
http://starchefs.com/cook/features/events/icc-preview/top-ten-cookbooks
 5. Blend-Off: The 2011 Vitamix Challenge
The whir of competition is about to get a lot louder. Six finalists from across the country will gather on the last day of the ICC for a culinary blend-off like no other.
http://www.starchefs.com/product_education/vita-mix/vitamix-challenge-2011/index.shtml
 6. Announcing the 2011 Design Competition Winners!
Many entered, two prevailed: get ready to lounge in the "Sixth Sense" concepts of the winners of the 2011 Design Competition.
http://starchefs.com/cook/events/icc/2011-Design-Competition
 7. The 2nd Annual StarChefs.com International Pastry Competition
For 20 top pastry competitors across the country, it's time for (bitter)sweet seconds.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/events/pastry-competition-2011
 8. Volunteer for the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress!
Joining the exciting gathering of culinary talent in the country is just one click away!
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=278302&positionid
 9. Photo Galleries from Our Recent Tastings
Photo galleries from our recent tastings in Portland and New York.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/photo-gallery
 10. Featured Video: Montage Magic: Moments and Memories from ICC 2010
Recollecting the sights, sounds, and flavors of the 5th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress...
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/videos/icc-preview

 11. Featured Cookbook: The '21' Cookbook Recipes & Lore from New York's Fabled Restaurant from ICC Presenter Chef Michael Lomonaco
Michael Lomonaco
September 1995
Broadway Books

The '21' Cookbook contains well over 150 recipes for dishes ranging from the world famous '21' Burger and Traditional Crab Cakes to many of Chef Michael Lomonaco's innovative ways with grains, fish, and the game for which '21' was renowned. And liberally sprinkled throughout are fascinating stories about the restaurant's history, the legends that have grown up around it, and, of course, the many celebrities who have dined there over the years-all illustrated with photographs, cartoons, drawings, and other '21' memorabilia. In short, simply reading The '21' Cookbook is to partake of a feast nearly as opulent as a visit to '21' itself.

http://www.starchefs.com/cook/cookbooks_keywords/lomonaco
Highland Park
 12. Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder
Catering Executive Chef
Top Houston Caterer seeks dynamic Executive Chef
Catering by Culinaire
Houston, TX
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281504&positionid=

Chef de Cuisine
Cook to Own
The Turquoise Room Restaurant
Arizona
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281500&positionid=

Jaleo by Chef Jose Andres
Rare Opportunity! Chef Jose Andres seeks Head Chef for Jaleo!
Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup
District of Columbia, Maryland
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281462&positionid=

Executive Chef
Creative "WOW" cuisine for a remote Luxury Resort in the Rockies
Colorado
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281461&positionid=

Buyer/Chef
Restaurant Nora in DC seeks Buyer/Chef Familiar with Organics
Restaurant Nora
District of Columbia
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281400&positionid=

Executive Chef
Next Star Chef?
Established upscale Chicago restaurant
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281422&positionid=

Restaurant Chef, Exec Sous & Sous Chefs
Michael Mina Restaurants opening in Baltimore
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281240&positionid=

EXECUTIVE CHEF
1789 Restaurant in Washington, DC
Clyde's Restaurant Grp./1789 Restaurant
District of Columbia
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281344&positionid=

Stephen Starr -- Now Interviewing Pastry Chefs!
Now Seeking Experienced Pastry Chefs!
Starr Restaurant Organization
Pennsylvania
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=280405&positionid=

Morimoto - Sous Chef
Morimoto in NYC seeks an experienced and talented Sous Chef
Starr Restaurant Organization
New York
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281340&positionid=
 13. Fast Facts: ICC Presenter Sommelier Belinda Chang formerly of The Modern - New York, NY
What does the Sixth Sense mean to you?

To me, the Sixth Sense is that certain "je ne sais quoi," and it absolutely applies to writing wine lists. The best wine lists are not those that have the largest number of selections, the deepest verticals, the finest leather cover nor the most impressive prices. The best wine lists are the ones that appeal to your Sixth Sense. Through reading them you realize that they have a personality and a clear point of view. They gently steer you toward the appropriate wines for the chef's cuisine and for the dining experience to come. They make you think and make you want to explore.

Sommelier most admired?

I am a sommelier because while dining alone at Charlie Trotter's in Chicago one night, I had the pleasure of watching Master Sommelier Joe Spellman cast a spell on a nearby table of four women. I was still in college visiting home over Thanksgiving break and had no idea what this fine dining thing was all about. But I knew that I wanted to learn that kind of magic-the guests looked so rhapsodically happy every time he poured them a new wine and told them its story.

What food is your guilty pleasure?

Red cooked anything (Taiwanese style) and my Mom makes it best!

Most memorable wine moment?

Selling, opening, tasting, and pouring a half bottle of 1847 Chateau d'Yquem to a guest who had never experienced Sauternes before-I also opened a bottle of 1994 d'Yquem for him so that he and his dining companions could put it all into perspective.

 14. Recipe for Blue Ridge Manhattan by Mixologist Toby Maloney of Alchemy Consulting - New York, NY
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/recipe/toby-maloney/blue-ridge-manhattan
Adapted by StarChefs.com

Yield: 1 Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:
Laphroig 10-year single malt Scotch whisky
1 dash peach bitters
2 ounces Rittenhouse rye whisky
¾ ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
½ ounce Noilly Pratt dry vermouth
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Ice
1 lemon pigtail twist

METHOD:
Rinse a coupe with the Laphroig and the peach bitters. Stir the rye, Carpano Antica, Noilly Pratt, and Peychaud's bitters with ice. Strain and serve up. Garnish with a lemon pigtail twist. This drink should taste like a pulled pork sandwich but made with booze.

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