Nick Badovinus and Dean Fearing beat Wolfgang Puck, Pierre Gagnaire, David Bouley to capture Robb Report “Culinary Masters” win
Congratulations to Nick Badovinus and Dean Fearing, who won Robb Report magazine’s third annual Culinary Masters competition. After 55 judges tasted and scored five-course meals from five notable pairs of chefs, including one nominee who had already won a Michelin star, Dallas’ own Nick Badovinus and Dean Fearing took the prize. (Badovinus did all the cooking, while Fearing’s role was to nominate Badovinus).
So who Team Fearing/Badovinus beat?
Pierre Gagnaire, nominating Jean-Marc Boyer, Le Puits du Trésor, Lastours, France
Wolfgang Puck, nominating Josef Centeno, Orsa & Winston, Los Angeles, CA
David Bouley, nominating Yoshiaki Takazawa , Takazawa, Tokyo, Japan
Nancy Oakes, nominating Nicolas Delaroque, Nico, San Francisco, CA
You can read more about it in the January 2015 issue of the Robb Report. Or head down to Rancho Mirage, CA on January 31, 2015 for the celebration dinner, where Team FB will recreate the winning meal. On the plate: tortilla soup, pan-fried quail, scallops with chile-cheddar grits, wage filet with voodoo sauce, and Balcones butterscotch pot de creme.