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Oct 25, 2009
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Dueling Chefs 2009

Dueling Chefs 2009

This year's Culinary Conqueror is Daniel Smith from Liliana's.  This was the 5th year for the competition, held as part of the Madison Food & Wine Show.  Chef Smith defeated Justin Carlisle of Restaurant Muramoto in the final round, Sunday, October 25.  Once again, Robert Von Rutenberg of the Nau-ti-gal and Patrick O'Halloran of Lombardino's were the co-emcees for the event.  The mystery ingredient for the final cook off was live lobster.  Each chef prepared two dishes (pictured below)


  Lobster  Dish 1: Justin Carlisle


Lobster Dish 2: Daniel Smith


Lobster Dish 3: Jusin  Carlisle


Lobster Dish 4: Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith     

Jusin Carlisle    

Robert Von Rutenberg and Patrick O'Halloran    

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Dan CurdI found my interest in writing by accident. My training and first job was as a graphic designer. Unemployed, the only employment I could find in advertising at that time was as a copywriter. Somehow, I convinced Richard Newman & Associates to hire me. Later I learned they were desperate. Madison has been my home off and on since 1957 (nonstop for the past 31 years). I write about food, which I love. – Dan Curd

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