Last month, we kicked off grilling season in Boston in True Aussie style with an event dubbed the “Great Aussie Steakout” outside Catalyst in Cambridge. It was an evening of great food, games and beer, with Chefs William Kovel from Catalyst, Ryan Marcoux from Boston Chops, Matthew Gaudet from West Bridge, Renee Scharoff from Blonde on the Run Catering, and Eric Kinniburgh from Boloco on the grills. Ticket proceeds benefited ALS Therapy Development Institute the world’s largest drug development organization dedicated to ending ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.
Chef Renee “ran” home with the $500 prize for being voted fan favorite for her dish, Herbs de Provence Crusted Aussie Grassfed Ribeye with Housemade Boursin and Spicy Pickled Lemons. Yum! One lucky voter in the audience, Laura Graziano, won a Boston staycation valued at $600.
Here’s a rundown of the other chefs’ dishes:
Chef William Kovel, Catalyst
Grilled Australian ribeye, kimchee slaw, hoisin BBQ sauce, lotus root chips.
Chef Ryan Marcoux, Boston Chops
Grilled Australian flank steak, guajillo marinade, pickled watermelon rind, compressed watermelon, whipped maytag blue, sorrel.
Chef Matthew Gaudet, West Bridge
Grilled Australian flat iron with chermoula, clams, cloumage
Chef Eric Kinniburgh, Boloco
Grilled Australian flap steak, chimichurri, fermented ramp salsa, smoked potatoes, ramp leaf aioli, fresno chips
And for an interview with Renee about her winning dish, follow this link.