So this happened a few weeks before today and I am sorry it is posted out of order, but I want you to see it! The 8th Annual International Risotto Festival was on 17 October and was benefiting the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management. There were 18 chefs in the competition and included many from top restaurants in Houston! Some very important people were judges too like Shelby Hodge, Laurann Claridge, Teresa Byrne-Dodge and even the consulate of Italy! Because we were cooking risotto, I am sure he was very qualified to judge. In the end, my beef ragout risotto won 3rd place! Not bad in a group of 18 but anyone who is my friend knows I want to win always. I cannot wait for the competition next year!
French lesson of the day: Risotto est onctueuse et délicieux!
Translation: Risotto is creamy and delicious!