Showcase of Homes – Chefs Event

September 12, 2013


As per usual, my Thursday article is usually directly related to my Thursday segment on 101.3 The Jockey, which by the way, is playing today at 7:20am, 12:20pm and 7:20pm!

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk food for the week.

Today, I decided to get a little ahead of myself and jump to not this weekend but the weekend after, September 20th.

Maybe this is because I’m a little bit tired tonight or maybe it’s because I’m really excited, but next weekend is full of events surrounding my favorite topic – food!

Next Friday, September 20th marks the Showcase of Homes Chef’s Event, a night dedicated to showcasing not only the beautiful homes in the area but also the talented chefs we have in our city and the comfort foods we all love to eat.

Starting at 5:00pm, eight participating showcase builder homes throughout Saratoga County will be serving a sampling of comfort food as listed below:

Lily and the Rose – Chef Kim Klopstock, serving grilled cheese and tomato soup

Maestros – Chef John LaPosta, serving asian sloppy joe sliders with classic red potato salad

Zest Cooks – Chef Carla Kuchar, serving meatloaf bits and mini stuffed baked potatoes

Lakeridge – Chef Scott Ringwood, serving 7-hour braised short ribs

Prime at Saratoga National – Chef Jason Saunders, serving red wine braised short ribs, parsnip potato puree, crispy fried shallots, topped with micro greens

Capriccio – Chef Franco Rua, serving ragu with polenta

Druthers – Chef Sean Comiskey, serving mac and cheese

Sperry’s – Chef Dale Miller, serving maple leaf farms duck sausage sliders with fried onions and peppers in an herbed tomato sauce

Tickets will be $40 each which includes a 2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes ticket or tickets can be purchased separately for just $25 each. While tickets are currently on sale, they’re limited so the sooner you purchase them, the better!

If you’re dying to catch up with me, you can expect to see me at this event next Friday. I mean really, you think I’d miss mac and cheese and braised short ribs? Puh-lease.

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  • Reply Michael T September 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    So what did you think of it? Lake Ridge short ribs were the best thing of the nite. Druthers mac n cheese was great and they were really nice, and I thought Zest put out a great spread.

    • Reply Ashley September 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      I was able to get around to several, but once it got dark out I found it was pretty challenging to find each spot! Anyway, I really liked the Sperry’s offering, the duck sausage sliders. Those were pretty delicious. Cafe Capriccio also had these amazing pumpkin nutella bread pudding bites that I loved. Didn’t get to Zest but I need to find out more about them!

      • Reply Michael T September 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        It is kind of hard to find some of the places because the streets are so new, and they are not on GPS or google. I am not a fan of nutella, but thought Cappriccios bread pudding was very good. The good directions are in the showcase of homes booklet, the chef night one didnt give the directions. Sorry you didnt get to check them all out you would of really enjoyed both short ribs.

        • Reply Michael T September 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

          Sorry I meant to include a link for zest, they just opened a shop in ballston spa, seems mostly like prepared dinners and desserts to go. There cupcakes are awsome

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