Last night at the Bite of Eugene festival, four stalwart souls faced off in the annual Iron Chef Eugene competition. The dishes were tasted and the results were tallied by judges including our very own Boris Wiedenfeld (above, at last year’s competition). After heated battles in which Anthony Parshall of Lewis & Clark Catering bested Codi Lapoint of Falling Sky Brewing, and Jeff Strom of Koho Bistro emerged victorious against Jen McElroy of Wild Duck Cafe, we have a new champion.
Chef Jeff Strom reigns supreme as Iron Chef Eugene 2012!
Visit the restaurant (Koho Bistro’s website) tonight to extend your congratulations, and listen in to our interview with Chef Jeff on Food for Thought on KLCC (89.7FM) on Sunday at noon. We’ll hear more about the competition, secret ingredient, and how the battles were won.
Also on the show, we’ll be interviewing David Gremmels, co-owner, president, and cheesemaker extraordinaire at one of Oregon’s delights, Rogue Creamery! They’re in the middle of making the award-winning Rogue River blue cheese, released once a year in its signature pear brandy-macerated grape leaf wrap. We’ll hear about the process and other important developments in the cheese world. We’ll also hear the latest in garden developments and how the summer produce crops are doing this year from our friend and frequent contributor Ross Penhallegon of OSU Extension in Lane County. It should be a great show. Don’t miss it! Listen to KLCC on the radio in Eugene, one of our many sister stations in Oregon, or live on the internet!