Like the Olympics, Bocuse d'Or — the most prestigious chef competition on the planet — occurs every two years (usually in January). And since 2017 is just around the corner, Team USA has begun to mobilize. To help the Ment'or BKB Foundation, the non-profit responsible for recruiting, training, and financially supporting Team USA, nine big-time restaurants around the country are hosting events in support of the Team USA, Barclay Prime being one of them.
This Friday, September 23 from 6-9 p.m., head to the Rittenhouse steakhouse for a luxe, four-course meal by Stephen Starr's new rockstar culinary director Alex Lee, executive pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel and Barclay Prime executive chef Mark Twersky. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Ment'or, and you can buy them ahead of time here. Make sure to take a gander at the menu below.
In 2015, the U.S. team returned home from Bocuse d'Or with a silver trophy in tow, the best a U.S. team has ever finished since the competition's conception in 1987. When they stepped back onto U.S. soil, the team, which was lead by American culinary powerhouses Thomas Keller and his kitchen team Philip Tessier and Skylar Stover, plus Daniel Boulud and his protege Gavin Kaysen, ran a "victory lap" around New York City.
Needless to say, Bocuse d'Or is a big freakin' deal.