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March 16, 2014
5:00 p.m.

29th Annual Chef's Gala & 
Silent Auction

Antler's Hilton

Purchase Chefs' Gala Tickets

on Square Market

April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

April 13, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Choral Legends Concert Celebrating Donald P. Jenkins

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Pikes Peak Center


April 25-27, 2014 

Second Annual X-VOX

Performing Mozart's Solemn Vespers


May 18, 2014

Don Jenkins Tribute Gala

Antler's Hilton

Cocktails at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm

$65 per person

Call (719) 634-3737 to make reservations

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 The 29th Annual Chef's Gala March 16, 2014


In Chefs’ Gala’s 29-year history, more than 300 chefs and 135 establishments have competed for first, second, and third places in appetizers, entrées, and desserts. In 1994 we instituted a grand prize for "Best of Show" and then, in 1998, began a vote for the "People’s Choice" Award.

Chefs' Gala is a great opportunity for the more than 450 attendees to taste masterpieces created by chefs from twenty-four of the Pikes Peak Region’s finest restaurants and caterers as they go all out in the most challenging culinary competition of them all and is extremely popular with the area’s “foodies.” The event, a contest between the best of local chefs in the categories of appetizers, entrées, and desserts is judged by a panel of culinary experts.  Chefs’ Gala, called “always awesome” by The Colorado Springs Independent is the granddaddy of the Region’s Culinary Competitions and has previously been selected by the Gazette’s “GO” as “Best of the Springs, Best Charity Benefit”, and “Best Food-Music Hybrid” by the Independent


2014 "Best of the Show" 
Chef Carl McCartney, Garden of the Gods Club
Peach Wood Smoked Salmon and Pork Belly Brioche Toast 
with Winter Harvest Salad and Blood Orange Gastrique



2014 “People’s Choice” 
Chef Justin Boudouin, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Spice Rubbed Colorado Lamb Rack, Celery Root, Potato Gratin, 
Chervil Carrots, Tarragon Pearls, Apricot Cognac Jus


Appetizers

1st Place Appetizer:  Chef Carl McCartney, Garden of the Gods Club
Peach Wood Smoked Salmon and Pork Belly Brioche Toast 
with Winter Harvest Salad and Blood Orange Gastrique

2nd Place Appetizer:  Chef Brad Usiak, Mountain View Restaurant 
at Cheyenne Mountain Resort 
Veal Sweetbreads, Fig Butter, Picked Beet and
Cipolini Onion Salad, Apple Cider Reduction, Port Gastrique

3rd Place Appetizer: The Margarita Chefs, The Margarita at PineCreek
Crisp Smoked Oyster with a Creole Honey Butter
Served with a Blackened Bacon Bloody Mary


Entrées


1st Place Entrée: Chef Mark Musial, Summit at The Broadmoor
Beef Cheek Bourguignon

2nd Place Entrée: Jason Miller, Springs Orleans/The Mining Exchange
Fish and Grits

3rd Place Entrée: Chef Justin Boudouin, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 
Spice Rubbed Colorado Lamb Rack, Celery Root, Potato Gratin, Chervil Carrots,
Tarragon Pearls, Apricot Cognac Jus

Dessert


1st Place Dessert: Chef Jose Aguilar, Marigold Café & Bakery
Creme Brulee Napolean

2nd Place Dessert: Chef Matthew Richardson, Cheyenne Mountain Country Club
Blueberry and Peach Crumble with a Green Tea and Ginger Whipped Cream (gluten free)

3rd Place Dessert: Chef Audrey Landress, Antlers Hilton
Buttermilk Panna Cotta with a Raspberry Gelee with a
Bottomless Dark chocolate Entreme
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2014 PARTICIPATING CHEFS
Audrey Landress, Antlers Hilton
Will Merwin, The Blue Star
Matt Richardson, Cheyenne Mountain Country Club
Brad Usiak, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Justin Boudouin, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Ketil Larsen & Eric Hill, The Club at Flying Horse
Thomas English, English Dockside Seafood & Grill
Carl McCartney, Garden of the Gods Club
Ott Mathias, Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna
Raj Adhikari, Little Nepal
The Margarita Chefs, Margarita at PineCreek
Jose Aguilar and Anne Ballmer, Marigold Café & Bakery
Robert Brunet, Momma Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen
Kelly Shearwood, moZaic at The Inn at Palmer Divide
Eric Witte, NOSH
Natasha Shnaper, Sacred Grounds
Jason Miller, Springs Orleans/The Mining Exchange
Mark Musial, Summit at The Broadmoor
Daryl Richards, Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern
Nathan Dirnberger, Taste of the Wild Catering 
   at Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo
Tyler Peoples, The Warehouse Restaurant & Gallery
Brad Matthews, Whole Foods Market

 

Thank you to the following Chefs' Gala Sponsors:


                         

          

                                

                         

                           

 





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