New Orleans, LA – Wednesday, May 10, 2017— During the 25th Annual WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES coffee and wine pairing dinners, held between December 2016 and March 2017, chefs were asked to use Community® coffee as an ingredient in one or more of their courses. Each dinner guest was asked to judge on presentation, taste, originality and creativity of coffee usage.
WYES and Community Coffee Company are pleased to announce Chef Michael Isolani of Trinity as the 2016 Cooking with Community® Coffee Contest winner! Chef Michael Isolani won for his Community Coffee Rubbed Foie Gras with torchon, almond noodles, brioche, amaranth and sorrel which featured Coffee & Chicory Community® coffee. The winning recipe is available at communitycoffee.com. At Trinity restaurant located at 1117 Decatur Street in New Orleans, Chef Michael Isolani focuses on utilizing locally familiar ingredients to create unfamiliar and imaginative dishes. His menu showcases the flavors, elements, and techniques that embody modern New Orleanian cuisine.
Previous winning Chefs of the Cooking with Community® Coffee Contest include:
2015 Chef Mark Quitney of Pelican Lobby Bar in the Sheraton New Orleans — Black & Gold to the Super Bowl Doberge
2014 Chef Jeremy Terranova of Little Gem Saloon —Irish Coffee Bread Pudding Crème de Menthe Anglaise
2013 Chef Jeremy Langlois of Houmas House —Marinated Tenderloin of Lamb, Skillet Seared and Served with Horseradish Yukon Gold Potatoes and Port Wine Jus
2012 Chef Chris Wadsworth of Restaurant IPO in Baton Rouge —Baby Mixed Greens Salad Composed of Baked Hazelnut Goat Cheese and Pears Tossed in Community® Coffee Almond Amaretto Dressing
2010 Chef Chris Wadsworth of Nottoway Plantation in White Castle —Pecan Smoked Breast of Duck
2009 Chef Ross Eirich of Nathan's Restaurant in Slidell —Lacquered Duck Breast
2008 Chef Tom Wolfe of Wolfe's in the Warehouse in New Orleans —Tiramisu
2007 Chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea's Restaurant in Metairie —Tiramisu
WYES appreciates the support of Community Coffee Company, Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply, Thompson Meats and Andy Roo’s Cajun Spices. Many thanks to this year’s participating restaurants — Atchafalaya, Mizado Latin Kitchen, Dickie Brennan’s Black Duck at Palace Café, Broussard’s, Trinity and Compère Lapin. The support and the participation of the dedicated chefs make this event series possible.
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About Community Coffee Company:
Now in its 98th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family--‐owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest--‐quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.