Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chefs in Shorts 2014

          Friday night I had the opportunity to attend Chefs in Shorts, an event in its 17th year that brings together the area’s top culinary talents to fire up the grills and create their favorite dishes during this expansive outdoor, summer-in-the-city barbeque hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center. Proceeds benefit Future Chefs, a local non-profit school-to-career program focused in culinary arts.


          Future Chefs’ mission is to prepare urban youth in Greater Boston for quality early employment and post-secondary education opportunities in the culinary field and to support them in developing a broad base of transferable skills as they transition into the working world.


I had a great time at the event; there was tons of amazing food and wine, and I found it surprisingly easy to eat healthy with plenty of dishes focused on fresh seafood, veggies, and proteins (although I did indulge in a few of the more decadent items)!

Some of my favorites included:

Shortrib Slider, Abby Park

Lamb Sausage, Bar Boulud (opening this fall)

Shrimp and Sweet Corn Flan, Bond
Ceviche, Aragosta

Grilled Mussels, Clams, and Crabcake, Ashmont Grille

Ribs and Potato Salad, Earl's (opening this fall)

Mahi Tacos, Top of the Hub

Assorted Mini Cupcakes, Kickass Cupcakes

Shortrib Lettuce Wraps, Tamo

Whole Striped Bass, Tip Tap Room

This year’s complete list of participating chefs and venues included:

Abby Park                                                                  Anthony DeRienzo
Alma Nove                                                                Paul Wahlberg
Artbar                                                                         Brian Dandro
Artisan Bistro                                                               Andrew Yeo
Ashmont Grille & Tavolo                                          Chris Douglass
Back Deck                                                                 Paul Sussman
Backyard Farms                                                        Duncan McSweeney
Bar Boulud                                                                 Aaron Chambers
Blue Ox                                                                      Matt O'Neil
BOND @ The Langham                                           Mark Sapienza
Cask ‘n Flagon                                                          Donley Liburd
Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie Jo                             Nicholas Calias
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse                   Derrek Barragan
Earls Kitchen + Bar                                                    Tim Pennington
Fairsted Kitchen                                                        Jason Albus
Flour Bakery                                                               Corey Johnson
Foundry on Elm                                                         Alex Jenkins
Gather                                                                       Dennis Wilson
Kashmir                                                                      Harjit Pabla
Kickass Cupcakes                                                    Sara Ross
LaValle's                                                                     Andy LaValle
LTK                                                                              Shane Queiros
Lucca                                                                         Andres Cruz
Lulu's                                                                           Sarah Wade
Mela                                                                           Jatinder Singh
Merrill & Co.                                                               Jason Cheek
Pete & Gerry’s Eggs                                                  Karl Johnson
Philip R's                                                                     Philip Rotondo
Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake                          Uri Abragimovich
Prezza                                                                        Anthony Caturano
Regal Beagle & Church                                          John Rush
Row 34                                                                       Jeremy Sewall
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center                    Karen Hodsdon
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center                    Richard Rayment
SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports                                     Noah Gagnon
TAMO Restaurant & Bar                                          Robert Tobin
Taranta                                                                      Jose Duarte
The Living Room                                                       Andreas Edlbauer
The Tip Tap Room                                                    Brian Poe
The Sinclair                                                                Matt Cunningham
Top of the Hub                                                         Mark Porcaro
Towne Stove and Spirits                                         Mark Allen
Trade                                                                          Andrew Hebert
Trina's Starlite Lounge                                              Suzi Maitland

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