On Sunday, studenti were put to the test during our annual Iron Chef competition! Each cooking group was given a bag with spaghetti, mozzarella, onions, tomatoes, bread, and ricotta cheese-plus four “mystery” items: fennel, pear, peas, and provolone cheese. The rules: create at least two courses using every ingredient in the bag (plus two other ingredients of their choice) in 90 minutes. A panel of lucky judges (the staff) got to taste all of their amazing creations (che buono!) and considered presentation, plating, and creativity when making their final decision.  After much discussion, we settled on a three-way tie for first place: “Super 8”, “The Veggies”, and “Valentina’s Great Team”. Needless to say, we were blown away!

One of the winning team's presentations: fennel tea, caramelized pear with prosciutto, and nutella pasta!

The Davids' winning creations

Super 8 (minus Claire and Bari)

The Davids explain their meal in full costume with musical accompaniment 

The judges hard at work