As I mentioned last week, the S.Pellegrino’s Almost Famous Chef Competition happened at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy in Toronto recently. Jean-Christophe Comtois from Quebec beat out six competitors from culinary schools across Canada with his milk veal tenderloin, Matsutake and ”Tomme des Joyeux Fromagers” flavored polenta. This veal and polenta dish was his winning ticket to Napa Valley where he’ll battle with regional finalists from across the U.S. this weekend at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, CA.
Last year after the event I gave away a gift certificate to Lee. Michelle, owner of The Sweet Escape Patisserie, was the winner. This year I’m giving away a dinner for two to Fabbrica, owned by chef Mark McEwan, head judge on Top Chef Canada. Who will be this year’s giveaway winner?
Fabbrica’s mission is to create the most authentic Italian cuisine they can from the finest possible ingredients in Italy. For example, they use Roma tomatoes ripened in the San Marzano valley, and flour hand-milled in Naples for pasta and pizza dough. The style of cuisine is uniformly rustic. View Fabbrica’s menu.
The giveaway: Dinner for 2 at Mark McEwan’s Fabbrica
*Note to downtown Toronto dwellers: The restaurant is located at Don Mills and Lawrence.
Contest begins now and ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday March 10, 2013.
Draws are at random via Rafflecopter.
Winner will be announced on Monday March 11.
Buy a copy of Mark McEwan’s Fabbrica cookbook for yourself or someone you like.
Psst…. I’ve got another giveaway for you later this month.