US Foods Chop 'Em! Culinary Winners' Showcase

May 16
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Vita Nova Restaurant | University of Delaware
17 W Main Street
Newark, DE 19716
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Executive Chef(s): 
Chop 'Em! Culinary Winners' Showcase, 2014 Midatlantic Wine and Food Festival, Delaware

This winter and spring, Delaware’s culinary schools held competitions to determine who is the best culinary student. Cheer on the winners as they work with professional chef mentors on a final meal to celebrate the culmination of the competitions.

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Reception Menu

Chef Otto

Black & White Soup Shooters:

Vichyssoise with smoke salmon and Russian rye.

Black Bean soup with Serrano ham and manchego

Vince Trotta

Seared Tuna with Apple and Black Olive

Ariq Flax-Clarke

Curried Conch Fritters infused with Lemon Grass with a Mango Sauce and Blue Cheese Dip

Joe DiGregorio

Caramelized Bosc Pear with Shropshire Blue and Bacon Praline on Toasted Brioche

Barbie Marshall

Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Crostini

Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos Spring Vegetable Slaw

Erik Niel 

Fresh Fava Bean Confit Tartine with Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and Fava


Dinner Menu

First Course

Honey Shrimp

Second Course

Vietnamese Phao Soup

Third Course

Ensalada de Manzana

Fourth Course

Mexican Beef Tenderloin, Delmarva Crab Tamales, Roasted Corn Salsa, Smoky Tomato Chipotle Sauce, Huitalacoche Cream Sauce

Dessert Course 

Flourless Orange Cake and White Chocolate Mascarpone Ice Cream with 

Dark Chocolate Ganache


Wine List

Muga Cask Fermented White 2013

Azur Rose 2012

Hook & Ladder Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Reichsrat Von Buhl Spatburgunder Rose 2013

Hand of God Old Vine Malbec, Stolen Horse Vineyard 2010

Dom Kikones Maron Kikones White 2011

Azur Rose' 2013

Martinelli Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011

Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012


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