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Winner of Venetian’s Culinary Clash
The stakes were high in Las Vegas last weekend as the second annual Culinary Clash Master Chef Competition took place in the Doge’s Palace Plaza at the Venetian and Palazzo. It saw 16 chefs from nearby restaurants compete to create winning dishes from mobile food truck kitchens, with ingredients kept secret until the event began. First place eventually went to Table 10 executive chef Tim Doolittle, but not before he had fought off some tough opponents.
The competition was judged by James Beard Award winner and Food Network star Emeril Lagasse, among others, and was hosted by Robin Leach. It began on Friday with half-hour sessions in which competing teams were each given a basket containing 30 mystery items. By Saturday night this had been narrowed down to just 20-minute rounds with smaller collections of ingredients, with just eight chefs remaining. In the final round, king crab, fava beans, chorizo and black garlic were among the options. Doolittle just pipped rival Ronnie Rainwater, from Delmonico, to the post with his creation and with the better of the two eggs and toast dishes. Lagasse abstained in the final round, unable to choose between the two talented competitors.