The Garces empire (can we call it that yet?) sure is flourishing these days! As mentioned on Friday, Kevin Sbranga is a semi-finalist for the Bocuse d’Or, and on Sunday, Jose Garces bested Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America. This is noteworthy news no matter what, but made even more so in light of the fact that this is Flay’s first televised defeat since May 2006.
The secret ingredient that Garces and Flay had to work with was melon, and according to the Inky, selected dishes from the competition will be served at Garces’ restaurants this coming week.
“Philly Chef Wins On ‘Iron Chef’” [Inquirer]