Friday, March 11, 2011

CIC Students Work with Top Chef Marisa Churchill


For the first time ever the Festival celebrated the Bravo hit TV show, Top Chef, with a bash and “Lowcountry Ingredient” challenge. A fan favorite from each season was on-hand to serve a small plate of their signature recipe, using Giddy Goat Handemade Homegrown Goat Cheese, a Lowcountry ingredient voted on in advance by the event’s ticket-holders. A panel of judges voted on each chef’s dish and decided who won Holy City bragging rights. Kenny Gilbert, a contestant from the 2010 season, served as Master of Ceremonies and Lamplighter matched the chefs’ plates with complementary wine.

With the assistance of CIC students, Season Two Top Chef fan favorite Marisa Churchill used the CIC's Palmer's production kitchen to make her signature recipe. Churchill, one of San Francisco's top pastry chefs,
whipped up a goat cheese cheesecake with strawberries.

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