Yesterday I had the privilege of attending Dominque Crenn’s Iron Chef party at her Michelin-star rated restaurant, Luce, in San Francisco. It was an event with plentiful amounts of food and wine to go around for everyone as we anxiously watched the battle between Dominque Crenn and Michael Symon. The final results were as follows:
Symon – Taste: 24 Plating: 10 Originality: 10 Total: 44
Crenn – Taste: 25 Plating: 14 Originality: 14 Total: 53
Crenn won by a landslide and from the very beginning, it was clear that it would have been a fantastic evening regardless of the results, as Crenn ensured us, as her fellow guests, to “eat and drink a lot!”
From lamb “lollipops”, authentic Gorgonzola cheese, and tasty cured meats like Mortadella and Prosciutto Cotto, we also got to taste some of Luce’s dishes like their Arctic char and Tomato Water.
There were a range of wines to choose from, including a Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet. My favorite, by far, was the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon by Unity.
A big applause to everyone at the Luce house for a job well done!