Congratulations are in order for Bistrot La Minette sous chef Kenny Bush. He is the winner of last night’s ?uestlove Cookoff, which took place at Time instead of neighboring Vintage after a last minute change of venue. Bush bested the competition with the dishes he came up with for the competition’s five items, signature drum stick, soul on a stick, signature salad, potato dish, and signature dish. Judges included the cookoff’s host, Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, porn star/actress Sasha Grey, Meal Ticket’s Drew Lazor, blogger Fidel Gastro, and restaurateur Audrey Claire Taichman. A tipster told Grub Street that the competition was both fierce and filling, with more than 50 dishes served throughout the evening.
Top Chef-testant Jennifer Carroll was among the 25 guests invited to the dinner, as was Questo’s sister, musician Donn T, and newswoman Amy Salit.
As the winner, Bush (pictured above) will go on to cook for the Roots and their guests at June’s Roots Picnic, and possibly play a role in Cool Quest’s nebulous upcoming food project.