Kristina Vanni. She was selected the second annual NRA Show Hot Chef Grilling Challenge winner by YouTube™ users. Vanni will receive a trip to NRA Show 2009 in Chicago, May 16-19, and a cooking demonstration in the Culinary Scene area. She'll join celebrated chefs including Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, Marcus Samuelsson, Chris Cosentino and Radhika Desai –- stay tuned for more Culinary Scene action in tomorrow’s Floored!
Vanni's winning YouTube video featured a delicious maple-Dijon glazed grilled Arctic char with a cucumber, fennel and radish salad, grilled bread cheese with cloudberry preserves (to die for!) and a lingonberry-cardamom martini. You’ve gotta try making these recipes for yourself…we did...amazing!
Kudos to her for utilizing so many of the Association's What’s Hot in 2009 chef survey food and beverage trends (blogger's note: the latest food and beverage trends will be showcased on this year's NRA Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event show floors).
Be sure to catch Vanni’s cooking demonstration on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Culinary Scene.
If you’re not yet registered for NRA Show 2009, get on it now!