California Culinary Academy Cook Off


Luce's Culinary ClashWHAT: Luce’s Culinary Clash, in partnership with the California Culinary Academy, (CCA), continues on Sunday March 4, 2012 with Stephanie Davidovich, the second of five student finalists from the CCA, showcasing her menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant. One of the school’s largest cooking competitions and scholarship efforts to date, Luce’s Culinary Clash invited students to submit a three-course menu with corresponding recipes for the opportunity to cook with Luce’s Chef de Cuisine Daniel Corey, a CCA alum.

Restaurant guests and a panel of judges will rate students’ menus in categories such as creativity, presentation, taste, and compatibility of wine pairings.

Guest judges on March 4, 2012 include: Monique Soltani, Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV, Jan Wahl of KRON, Jay Barmann, editor of Grub Street, District 6 Representative Jane Kim, Peter Koehler, general manager of the InterContinental San Francisco, and Executive Chef Michael Weller of the CCA.

WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2012 with seating from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The series will continue on each Sunday in March, through March 25.

WHERE: Luce Restaurant InterContinental San Francisco 888 Howard Street at Fifth San Francisco, CA 94103

Finalist Stephanie Davidovich March 4, 2012 Menu*

First Course

Herbed Andante Goat Cheese Croquettes

with roasted beets, arugula and herb oil

Second Course

Butter Braised Rabbit Loin

with spiced sausage faro risotto, Black Mission fig and cabernet reduction, baby carrot and celery root purée

Third Course

Fennel Ice Cream Quenelle

with apple madeleine, fennel and green apple chutney, and vanilla zabaglione

*menu subject to change

PRICE: $40.00 per person with an optional Etude wine pairing for $15.00, exclusive of tax and gratuity. A portion of proceeds from each menu sold during the five dinners will go to the California Culinary Academy Scholarship Fund.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations can be made by calling 415.616.6560 or online

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