2016 Iron Fork Chef Champions to Reunite for a Victory Dinner at BLT Prime

Dinner to Take Place Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm

The Miami Spice Restaurant Program may almost be over, but the two talented toques who claimed victory at the official Miami Spice kickoff event – the Miami New Times Iron Fork cook-off are reuniting for a special collaborative dinner to celebrate that big win.   On Friday, October 14, chef de cuisine Dustin Ward of BLT Prime will welcome Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market into his kitchen for a four-course prix fixe dinner inspired by the “Dynamic Duo’s” triumph over Via Verdi’s “Wonder Twins” Fabrizio and Nicola Carro earlier this year.

“We had so much fun cooking together that night that we decided that we had to do it again –this time without the pressure of tag-teaming against the clock,” offered Ward. “With the luxury of a little time, we’ve put together a menu that we think is another winner and are excited to share it.”

Now, discerning diners can judge for themselves – the four-course menus features a dish from each talented chef inspired by the ingredients they used during the cook-off, as well as one of the winning dishes they created together to win the Fork Off – a sure to be memorable Short Rib Duo made with Clear Creek Farms Wagyu Short Rib, Red Wine Short Rib Marmalade, and Brown Butter Braised Spinach. The dinner priced at $75 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity and includes a welcome cocktail; guests can add an optional wine and spirits pairing for $25 per person, featuring quaffs from the Vintage Wine Estates portfolio.   Seating is at 7:30 pm; reservations are required at 305-591-6066or lukas@bltprime.com.

Menu follows:

First Course
Chef Sean Brasel
Duck and Donuts
Coffee Smoked Duck Breast and Cured Duck Leg Confit, Mini Cake Donuts,
Chocolate Mole Sauce, Blackberry Jam, Crispy Kale

Second Course
Chef Dustin Ward
Fisherman’s Stew
Yellow Tail Snapper, Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Spinach,
With A Lobster Bouillabaisse and Saffron Potatoes

Third Course
The Dynamic Duo
Short Rib Duo
Clear Creek Farms Wagyu Short Rib, Red Wine Short Rib Marmalade,
Brown Butter Braised Spinach

Fourth Course

Chef Dustin Ward
Almond Mocha Dacquoise
Almond Meringue Shell, Mocha Swiss Buttercream, Cointreau Ganache

About the Chefs

Chef Sean Brasel is co-owner of Meat Market, one of South Beach’s hottest restaurants.  Embracing the staples of a classic steakhouse but with an artful, contemporary spin, Meat Market is a see-and-be-seen dining destination in the heart of bustling Lincoln Road that has served as host to culinary personalities, A-List Hollywood celebrities, and professional athletes. Since opening in 2008, Meat Market has expanded with locations in Puerto Rico and Palm Beach.

Chef Dustin Ward has been at BLT Prime since the restaurant opened in April 2014.  A protégée of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, Ward infuses the famed modern American Steakhouse’s menu with a distinct Floridian flavor, best showcased through BLT Prime’s weekly blackboard specials highlighting his passion for cooking and his love for fresh local ingredients.


Zulma Torres

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