ICA: Morimoto vs. Bogle
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto faces off against Challenger Justin Bogle, Executive Chef at Gilt in New York City. Judges are Donatella Arpaia Stewart, Ben Sargent and Karine Bakhoum. With Morimoto in the kitchen and Ben Sargent on the judges table it is safe to assume this will be a seafood battle.
Chef Justin Bogle continues to make his mark at GILT as their Executive Chef. Rooted in the classics, Bogle’s unique approach makes the most of the best ingredients, creating completely new ideas and innovative presentations while still utilizing comforting, familiar flavors. His primary goal is creating something delicious that people will want to eat, always using the highest-quality, sustainable ingredients. Before moving to New York Chef Bogle worked at the Striped Bass where he worked side by side with Chef Christopher Lee in developing one of the most successful restaurants in Philadelphia.
A graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, Bogle is the youngest chef in New York City to receive Two Stars from the MICHELIN Guide, which he has received for the third year in a row with the recent announcement for the 2012 Guide. (GILT has earned the coveted award for the fourth consecutive year.) In August 2010, Bogle was named a “Rising Star Chef” by Restaurant Hospitality, followed by Zagat honoring him as one of New York City’s “30 Under 30″ Up-and-Coming Chefs to watch in 2011. He also recently appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, showcasing his celebrated “dirt salad.”
So a challenger with a background in seafood is taking on Chef Morimoto (the king of fish battles) with the host of Cooking Channel’s Hook, Line and Dinner sitting on the judges’ table has got to mean a fish battle right? You got it; Battle: Paiche.
Check below for the outcome.
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Taste: 30 Taste: 21
Plating: 15 Plating: 12
Originality: 15 Originality: 10
Total: 60 Total: 43