Come 11 October 2015, the first of many Caribbean cookoffs kicks off at Singapore’s only Caribbean restaurant Lime House, with chefs from some of the city’s top dining establishments going head to head to show off their culinary prowess on two of the Caribbean’s best-loved dishes. Organised by Gastronaut Gourmet Gauntlet and Lime House, the Great Caribbean Cook-Off will not only highlight the cuisine of the region but also showcase the talent and creativity of the four participating chefs: Dan Segall, former Head Chef of Ku De Ta; Nick Scorpion of Oxwell & Co; Ricky de Kock of Cure; and Andrew Baldus of Meatsmith.
Officially judging the competitors will be a panel of food experts, led by native Caribbeans Chris Morris, Owner and Founder of Lime House and Mayen Ekong, member of the Caribbean community and authority on Caribbean food. In addition, members of the public can also get into the action, with the opportunity to taste and vote for their favourite dishes. The four chefs, who do not necessarily have previous experience cooking this cuisine, will be judged on their interpretation of the iconic Jamaican Jerk Chicken (chicken marinated in a hot Jamaican spice mix) and Caribbean street food favourite Fish Cakes with Curry Aioli and Pineapple Mango Salsa.
Out of a total score of 60 points, the scoring will be derived from the three main judging criteria of flavour, presentation and creativity. The winning score will then be tallied from the combination of points given by the official cook-off judges and from public votes. The winning chef will be crowned the Caribbean Cook-Off Champ, receiving a trophy and prized bottle of multi-award winning, gold medal luxury cask aged rum, the El Dorado 12 Year Old; and having his dish featured on Lime House’s menu.
The Great Caribbean Cook-Off on 11 October will be from 4pm to 7pm at Lime House, with plenty of merriment, laughter and great vibes to be had amidst the mouth-watering aroma of Caribbean cooking – very much in line with the passionate embodiment of the Caribbean spirit encapsulated by the term, “liming”, which simply means “hanging out with friends”.
Everyone – whether fans of the chefs, Caribbean cuisine or just looking for delicious, hypedup fun – is welcome to lime at this exciting cook-off and entry tickets can be purchased on http://book.chope.co/booking/?rid=limehouse1403lmh&source=chope.com.sg