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Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Bertina Xue and Cleo Falvey
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

This week’s Top Chef: Restaurant 108 featured the final competitor: Senior Sammy Hernandez. Hernandez created a host of amazing dishes that were inspired by his Puerto Rican roots. The deliciousness of the dishes and the high quality of the service made for an excellent overall dining experience. ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel

Evan Marohn and Bertina Xue
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The third installment of the annual Top Chef competition in Restaurant 108 featured three chefs, rather than the usual one, as seniors Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel collaborated on an Italian-themed menu with several appetizer, entree and dessert options. First, we were served a bas...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis

Jason Altshuler and Cleo Falvey
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 28, Restaurant 108’s Top Chef Competition brought about another round of delicious student-created dishes. This week’s competitors, juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis, constructed a menu inspired by the theme of “comfort foods.” Haber and Kassis’s appetizer menu consiste...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Bertina Xue and Jason Altshuler
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 21 head chef and senior Mikayla Woodberry began the first installment of the annual competition with a Latin-American inspired menu, titled “Garifuna Flava.” For an appetizer, we ordered the shrimp and avocado stuffed plantain cups (tazón de plátano con camarones y aguacat...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Finale!

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Finale!

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

  Restaurant 108 held the grand finale of their top chef competition on May 2. A master menu by Chefs Liam O’Brien, Phillip Mahler, Henry Shaffer, Alex Ervin and Alex Chin blended intricate skill and natural talent. As starters, our party of two got the Salmon Rillette Crostini and the Gr...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Ervin

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Ervin

Jason Altshuler and Izzy Gonzalez
March 29, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

  After two extremely impressive shows of culinary talent throughout March, Restaurant 108 was once again buzzing with the excitement of the competition, as servers and chefs alike rushed in and out of the kitchen in the hopes of satisfying their customers. March 29 marked the third and final chapter ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Chin

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Chin

Jason Altshuler, Staff Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

In Restaurant 108, the normal hungry crowds that typically fill the restaurant were missing.  Instead of students paying for burgers and cookies, the pleasant aroma of Asian cooking filled the air. The first installment of Restaurant 108’s Top Chef Competition, held during both lunches on T...

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