Jose Salazar’s new restaurant plays off Colombian tradition with welcoming flavors
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
When Jose Salazar talks about his
grandmother’s kitchen in Medellin, Colombia, he doesn’t talk about a
specific food. His memories are of wooden carts going by in the street,
loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables.
by Jac Kern
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CityBeat's inagural Iron Fork event takes place at Moerlein Brewery tomorrow
We’ve all seen Iron Chef, right?
That’s basically what’s
happening at CityBeat’s inaugural Iron Fork event from 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday. The
Christian Moerlein Brewery in Over-the-Rhine will transform into a local
version of Kitchen Stadium with area chefs Frances Kroner (feast,
Sleepy Bee Café, Random Snacks of Kindness),
Jose Salazar (Salazar) and Joe West (The
and The Palace) going head-to-head in a cook
to the death!
OK, not death — these three
will be competing for the coveted Golden Fork Award. Beginning at 6 p.m. with
Kroner, the chefs will each take a turn in the kitchen creating a dish using a
secret ingredient (which they won’t know about until an hour before they
begin). Salazar will follow at 7 p.m. and West will go at 8 p.m. Each chef will
get help from a youth apprentice from Gabriel's Place, a local food
education nonprofit. CityBeat dining contributors Anne Mitchell and Ilene Ross
will join Kristen St. Clair, Kitchen Director and Resident Chef at Gabriel’s Place,
as the competition judges.
As the chefs do their
thing, there will be live feeds of the action on monitors around the event, so
guests will be able to catch the fun while they enjoy beer from Christian
Moerlein, Four Roses cocktails and bites from more than 20 area restaurants and
food vendors including Django Western Taco, Huit BBQ and Jimmy G’s.
Tickets are $30/$40 day-of
and include two Moerlein beers, a Four Roses drink and ample food samples. Get ‘em
here. Proceeds benefit Gabriel’s Place.
Jean-Robert leads a team of elite Cincinnati chefs to the Big Apple
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On May 10, a select group of Cincinnati
chefs, led by Jean-Robert de Cavel, traveled to New York to prepare a
seven-course gastronomic feast at the Beard House in conjunction with
Cincy in NYC, a seven-day event showcasing Cincinnati’s finest music and
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Jay Porter is the
founder of the now-defunct The Linkery, a farm-to-table restaurant in
San Diego, and recent posts on his blog, jayporter.com, have caused a
stir in the dining world. The posts were follow-ups to a New York Times
article on The Linkery’s decision to be a tip-free restaurant with
fixed service charges, divided among servers and kitchen staff, added to
1 Comment · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Nothing screams artisan or handcrafted
food like a flannel-shirted, tattooed server. Remove the pageantry from
the building, please, and just give us the weird cuts of beef or spruced
up hot dog served alongside a Prohibition-era cocktail.