Shindig Celebrates Chile Food & Wine
Foods from Chile teamed up with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington for a culinary experience Monday night celebrating the food and wine unique to Chile. Neighborhood Restaurant Group Wine Director Brent Kroll got a workout pouring glass after glass of Chilean wine, including Carmenere, Chile’s signature varietal. A pisco cocktail throw down also took place, with Del Campo’s Mary Kelly taking the win.
At the event, held at the enviable offices of the National Restaurant Association, six chefs faced off: Toro Toro’s Filipe Milanes, KAZ Sushi Bistro’s Kaz Okochi, Del Campo’s Victor Albisu, Alphonse’s Justus Frank, Mazagan Restaurant's Riyad Bouizar and Lupo Verde’s Domenico Apollaro. Kaz (pictured) took the judge’s choice award with his Chilean salmon soup, while guests voted for Domenico’s dish. Foods from Chile spreads the message that the country is full of healthful food thanks to its natural resources.