Chef and owner Annie Pettry will welcome Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 16 star Chefs Sara Bradley and Caitlin Steininger to her kitchen at Decca on Thursday, Jan. 24 for a celebration of regional female chefs making national headlines. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s (LDEIKY) scholarship fund, which provides education and business support to women in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries. A welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres and a signature Maker’s Mark cocktail will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. Cost for the three-course dinner with paired wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits is $90, including tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased here.
Bradley, Chef/Owner of Freight House in Paducah, and Steininger, Executive Chef/Owner of CWC, The Restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio, competed on season 16 of the award-winning hit show “Top Chef,” filmed in Kentucky this past summer and currently airing on Bravo. Pettry also competed on “Top Chef” season 14 in Charleston, South Carolina. The three esteemed female chefs will discuss their unique experiences on the show and answer questions about filming, food and everything in between. Guests are welcome to stay after dinner and watch the newest episode of “Top Chef” airing at 9 p.m. in Decca’s Cellar Lounge. A cash bar will be available.
Sponsors include Ale-8-One, America’s Best Caviar, Anne West Butler, Bourbon and Biscuits, Creation Gardens, Fin Gourmet Foods, Freedom Run Farm, Kentucky Select Properties, Maker’s Mark and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.
The menu is as follows:
1st Course: Warm Lamb & Chicory Salad, Soft Egg, Pear, Sorghum Vinaigrette (Caitlin)
Aunt Norma’s Buttermilk Biscuits, Pear & Bourbon Butter
2nd Course:Pan Roasted Silver Carp, KY Caviar, Sunchokes, Maitake Mushrooms (Sara)
Crispy Sweet Potatoes, Creme Fraiche, Rose (Annie)
3rd Course: Chèvre Cheesecake, Kumquat, Caramelized White Chocolate, Fennel Pollen (Annie)