The Gold Medal Plates 2011 event was held on October 27th at Windsor Station, to raise funds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Montreal was one of the nine participating Canadian cities in this year’s event.
The Gold Medal Plates 2011 Competition
Ten of the best local chefs, selected by a national and regional panel of judges, presented their unique dish with the expectation of winning a gold, silver or bronze medal.
Each of the ten dishes sampled displayed the chef’s passion for his profession. The ambience was energizing while visiting the stations and savouring each dish. The dishes were appealing, had a unique flavour and texture, and were paired with a Canadian wine or beverage.
The evening’s theme, with a red, white and blue décor and background Beatle music, was indigenous to the 2012 London summer Olympics.
As part of the fundraising, a silent auction was held during the competition.
The Award Ceremony
The keynote speaker was Alexandre Bilodeau, Gold Medallist in Freestyle Skiing and Canada’s first Gold Medallist on home soil. A live auction was held before announcing the Gold Medal Plate awards.
The Gold Medal Plates 2011 Winners
Jean-Philippe St-Denis – Kitchen Galerie Poisson.
Dish: Vitello Tonnato
Paired with McAuslan Brewery St. Ambroise Cream Ale
Jean-Philippe St. Denis will compete for Canada’s top chef title in the Gold Medal Plates Finale to be held February 2012 in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Danny St Pierre – Auguste
Dish: Maple beer braised beef, rutabaga purée, Alfred le fermier cheese, garlic fried bread
Paired with Siboire McEis Scotch Ale de Glace
Nick Hodge – Kitchenette
Dish: BBQ Kamouraska eel in crispy chicken skin taco, sea urchin, green goddess dressing, pickled granny smith apple
Paired with Creemore Springs Brewery Premium Lager
Visit the Gold Medal PlatesWeb site for information on the upcoming Gold Medal Plates events.
2011 Competing Chefs
- Daren Bergeron – Decca 77
- David Ferguson – Le Jolifou
- Mathieu Gallant – Crudessence
- Alexandre Gosselin – Chez Victoire
- Nick Hodge – Kitchenette
- Marc-André Jetté – Les 400 Coups
- Ségué Lepage – Le Comptoir Charcuteries et Vins
- Mario Navarrete Jr. – Raza
- Jean-Philippe St-Denis – Kitchen Galerie Poisson
- Danny St Pierre – Auguste
- James Chatto
- Robert Beauchemin
- Gildas Meneu
- Julian Armstrong
- Lesley Chesterman
- Rollande DesBois
- Chef Martin Juneau