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Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Jonah Lenoch

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Jonah Lenoch

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

On May 8, freshman Jonah Lenoch competed in the fourth installment of Restaurant 108’s Top Chef competition with a barbecue-themed menu. As I entered the restaurant, I was greeted with the sweet smell of barbecue sauce and roasted meat and vegetables. Lenoch said he was inspired by his family traditi...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Jilli Goldstein and Izzy Gonzalez

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

Fierce competitor sophomore Cassiann Foster threw her oven mitt into the annual Top Chef gauntlet on Tuesday, May 1 at Restaurant 108. Foster, having two years of restaurant experience under her apron’s belt, previously participated in Top Chef competitions by helping competitors in their quest for ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Ben Haber

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Ben Haber

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

April 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

On April 10, junior Ben Haber cooked in the second of five Top Chef competitions in Restaurant 108. This week's menu showcased Spanish classics with modern interpretations. This is Haber’s first year working at Restaurant 108, but he has experience working at Barcelona Wine Bar and is one of the top ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

On April 3, team leader senior Nathan Lourie kicked off the first of five Top Chef competitions with what he called a sandwich themed menu. Last year Lourie won Top Chef with two seniors. Lourie has been working at Restaurant 108 for two years, as well as a restaurant called Jakes. For the appet...

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


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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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