Kiwi chef features at top event

The team of chefs (L-R): Marc Forgione, Yannick Alleno, Thomas Keller, Josh Emett, Mauro Colagreco and Michelle Bernstein in front.
The team of chefs (L-R): Marc Forgione, Yannick Alleno, Thomas Keller, Josh Emett, Mauro Colagreco and Michelle Bernstein in front.

Kiwis were winning on and off the water yesterday at the America's Cup in San Francisco.

As Emirates Team New Zealand strolled to a 5-1 lead in the first-to-seven Louis Vuitton Cup series, chef Josh Emett was more than holding his own against four other Michelin star chefs at the Nespresso Gala Dinner.

Emett, a restaurant owner and MasterChef judge, joined Marc Forgione (New York), Michelle Bernstein (Florida, the only non-Michelin starred chef), Thomas Keller (California), Mauro Colagreco (Argentina) and Yannick Alleno (France) to create a six-course meal, each chef creating a course, for 200 people at the plush San Francisco Ferry Building.

Businessman Stephen Tindall was among the crowd and he would have been pleased Emett's dish was a highlight of the evening. Emett prepared a favourite meat of his, seared venison loin, with black grapes infused with Nespresso Arpeggio, celeriac and Enoki mushroom.

"It was an incredible experience for me to work alongside chefs I have known and respected for many years," Emett said.

- Herald on Sunday

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