You’ve heard of the local greats – Brad Kilgore, Aaron Brooks, Jose Mendin, Giorgio Rapicavoli. Well, this Sunday they are all getting together to kick off the Bocuse d’Or USA tour celebrating the first gold medal win for the USA.
What’s Bocuse d’Or you ask? It’s basically the Olympics of food. It happens every two years in Lyon, France and this year with the help of brilliant chefs like Daniel Boulud (shout out to db Bistro Moderne right here in Brickell) and Thomas Keller, America took home the gold.
Naturally, on the heels of Team USA’s historic gold medal win at the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, BRAVA by Brad Kilgore is partnering with ment’or to host the winning team for the first-ever Gold Celebration Tour. Chef Kilgore will be joined by Bocuse d’Or Gold Medal Winner, Chef Mathew Peters and Assistant Coach Robert Sulatcky for a culinary showcase at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall on Sunday, May 7th from 4pm to 7pm.
Attendees can sample bites from Miami’s most talented chefs, including our favorites listed above along with Sean Brasel, Michael Pirolo, Manuel Echeverri, Gabriel Fenton, Soraya Kilgore and others, at this first-of- its-kind event to honor Team USA’s gold medal win. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ment’or BKB foundation, providing educational opportunities for young chefs and Team USA.
The ment’or BKB foundation is a nonprofit that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and preserve the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. Ment’or is led by founders Chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse, as well as an esteemed culinary council of over 40 renowned chefs. Funds raised go towards educational grants and internships for culinary professionals through the continuing education program, the young chef and competition series that offer opportunities for them to further their careers and also towards the recruitment and training for Team USA in the prestigious biennial Bocuse d’Or competition, held in Lyon, France.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.arshtcenter.org. Can’t wait to see you there!