When we wrote about the Bocuse d’Or last month, Kevin Sbraga, Culinary Director at the Garces Restaurant Group, was in the running for a spot on the American team.
Well, the Bocuse d’Or semi-finals took place this weekend, and Timothy Hollingsworth of The French Laundry in Yountville, California beat out the rest of the competition.
First, the bad: this means that Sbraga is out and will not be going to the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon in January. The good: he’ll be back at Amada and Tinto even sooner, and without the competition to think about, will be able to devote all of his culinary efforts and brilliance to Garces restaurants. The super good: Sbraga won the Best Meat Award! We’re sure he made an awesome showing, and this definitely lends weight to that theory.
[Photo: pre-sad face Bocuse statue via Bocuse d’Or USA]