Todd English's Mozzarella Challenge Hits Da Campo Osteria
Now, Da Campo Osteria wants to take the mozzarella away from its chefs and put it in your hands. Well, sort of. The restaurant is holding a contest called "What's Your Mozz?" to find the best home recipe for mozzarella in South Florida.
Through July 15, home chefs are invited to e-mail their top mozzarella recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Da Campo Executive Chef Joshua Hedquist will then choose ten top entrants to participate in a food fair on August 16, where each recipe will be pitted against each other in front of a panel of VIP judges. Mozzarella will be sampled with abandon until the judges have whittled down the finalists to three (this is getting complicated). And it's those three that will go in front of the Big Cheese himself, Todd English, who will choose one to be featured on the Da Campo menu for an entire month.Phew!
The recipes can be anything really, so long as they include mozzarella in the mix. So your recipe could be a killer fresh mozz pizza, or a crazy mozzarella stuffed burger, or even a fresh mozzarella salad. The combinations are only limited by your forearm strength.
Now get pulling!