This past Monday was the 6th installment of the 2011 Duelling Chefs season, and unbelievably it was another extremely close battle. The challenger was John Taylor representing Domus Cafe in the Byward Market (he also owns Taylor’s Genuine Food & Wine Bar), a seasoned veteran in the Ottawa cullinary scene since the mid 1980s. The secret ingredient was pineapple – a versatile yet tricky fruit to incorporate into 3-4 courses.
Domus was able to capture the 2nd win against Juniper this year – but once again only after the scoring had to go to the tie-breaking secret judge. Both kitchens served delicious and creative food all evening – it was a real treat. For the full write-up, check out Ottawa Citizen’s Food Editor, Ron Eade’s blog post. As usual, here are my highlights in photos: