Monday, October 22, 2012

Valley Vine & Harvest Throwdown

On Sunday, October 14th, the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center hosted the 4th annual Valley Vine and Harvest Throwdown on behalf of Canvas Health.  The Throwdown is a competitive food and wine event featuring the area's finest chefs.  The Lake Elmo Inn and our very own, Chef John Schiltz took home the prize of "Top Chef"!  We just wanted to take the time to thank everyone that participated in this event and all the people that came to support a good cause.  Until next year...

Domacin Wine Bar
Sumac rubbed pork short ribs
with blueberry barbeque sauce
Accompanied by sweet corn
and popcorn polenta.
Luna Rossa Trattoria and Wine Bar
Pan seared pork tenderloin with red
wine reduction sauce, Kalamata
olives, mushrooms, and
feta cheese.
Phil's Tara Hideaway
Chicken with cinnamon and clove
spiced wine reduction. Served with salad
of prosciutto, goat cheese, olive oil
and 18 year old balsamic vinegar.

Lake Elmo Inn
Potato crusted sunfish with
asparagus risotto. Served
with micro greens with
lemon vinaigrette

Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque
Pimento smoked beef ribeye with
Jamaican Curry.
San Pedro Cafe
Jamaican jerk Laughing Bird shrimp
with mango vinaigrette. Accompanied
by chipotle polenta and local vegetables.

Marx Fusion Bistro
Slow braised beef short ribs with
caramelized onions, and horseradish,
mustard, sour cream sauce.
Accompanied by barley shiitake risotto.

All featured wines provided by
A special Thank You to all of the Chef's that participated this year including: Chef Jeffrey Lundmark (Domacin Wine Bar), Chef Raffaele Virgillo (Luna Rossa), Chef Mark Hanson (Marx),
Chef Brad Nordeen (Phil's Tara Hideaway), Chef Quinton Hammond (San Pedro Cafe), Chef Shawn Smalley (Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque)