Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern Wins Three Trophies at 2013 Boston American Lamb Jam

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The American Lamb Board held their fourth annual Lamb Jam at The Charles Hotel in Boston tonight. Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts took home three trophies, one for Best Overall dish, as well as winning Best Belly & Breast dish, and the People’s Choice Award, all for his Smoked and Braised Lamb [….]

Three Rhode Island Chefs Compete in 2013 Boston American Lamb Jam on Sunday, February 17

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This Sunday, February 17, all Rhode Island lamb lovers should head to Boston to root for—and more importantly eat the lamb dishes—of Rhode Island chefs Beau Vestal of New Rivers, Champe Speidel of Persimmon and Matt Gennuso of Chez Pascal at the Boston American Lamb Jam. Last year Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead competed for Rhode [….]

“The Smoking Monkey” Wins the 2012 Temple Downtown WaterFire Cocktail Challenge

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On Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012, Temple Downtown Restaurant & Lounge held their first WaterFire Cocktail Challenge. Five of the Temple bartenders were challenged to create a signature cocktail and competed to be named the WaterFire cocktail at Temple Downtown. The cocktails were judged by Barnaby Evans, Executive Artistic Director of WaterFire, Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal Food Editor and Dale Venturini, President [….]

Willa VanNostrand Wins Rhode Island Cocktail Contest

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The finals for the Rhode Island Cocktail Contest were held at Local 121 tonight and the winner is Willa VanNostrand, bartender at the E & O Tap in Providence. VanNostrand’s winning cocktail, “The Benefit Dram,” is a perfect balance of liquor and fresh ingredients and will be served at RISD Museum of Art during their [….]