BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, a BRAVOBRIO Restaurant Group concept, BRAVOBRIO Restaurant Group has announced that Kansas City’s Shon Mickles is the winner of the 2009 “Culinary Competizion.” The competition was held at the BRAVO/BRIO Restaurant Group corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio with 17 culinary experts judging the competition. The concept behind the competition was to offer BRAVO chefs the opportunity to be a part of the company’s continuing efforts to make BRAVO’s the best Italian restaurant company in America. The judges based their decisions on strict guidelines that included flavor, presentation, the name of the dish and how it fit in with BRAVO! brand.
The winning culinary masterpiece, “Tuscan Roasted Garlic” consisted of wood-fired roasted garlic bulbs served with Boursin cheese, roasted red pepper relish and oven toasted ciabatta bread garnished with red grapes and pesto oil. The competition is open to all BRAVO! Cucina Italiana chefs with 44 chefs from 19 states competing this year. Full Story