And when I say “scenes,” I mean it. My crappy little video camera didn’t capture the sounds well, if at all, but the final in this year’s Capital Food Fight came down to a cook-off between Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Scott Drewno of The Source. The judges gushed over both plates, which used wasabi arugula as the secret ingredient, but in the end, gave the title to Drewno for his seared scallops on a puree of the green stuff.
For more details on the evening, check out the Washingtonian‘s coverage as well as Washington Business Journal‘s. D.C. Central Kitchen also has a Flickr page full of images from the event, which raised $500,000 for the organization that provides culinary training for “adults overcoming homelessness, addiction, and incarceration.”
Finally, you can check out my other crappy video, which shows scenes from the evening’s surprise event, a cook-off between the celebrity-chef hosts and judges: Tom Colicchio and Jose Andres took on Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. The latter team won by audience applause. (I think looks had something to do with it, frankly.)