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American Lamb Board Unites New England Chefs at Boston Lamb Jam

March 16, 2010

DENVER, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — The American Lamb Board partnered with www.BostonChefs.com to bring lambtastic dishes to the table at the first Boston American Lamb Jam on Sunday, March 7, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Fifteen chefs competed for top honors by creating succulent and savory selections paired with Boston beers and hand-picked wines for the lamb loving public.

“This unique collaboration with BostonChefs.com gave us the opportunity to celebrate American lamb with New England’s top culinary talent and showcase its extraordinary versatility,” said Megan Wortman, Executive Director, American Lamb Board. “We were delighted to see the thoughtful creativity that went into the construction of each dish.” Guests at the American Lamb Jam enjoyed luscious lamb tastes from competing chefs, and a panel of media judges awarded the following “Best in Show” honors:

  • Leg “Best in Show:” Gourmet Caterers for the Baked American Lamb Kibbeh with Tahini Dressed Chickpea Salad, Tatziki, Pita and Basil
  • Loin “Best in Show:” Sel de la Terre for the Roasted American Lamb Loin with Tart of Smoked Lamb, Baby Leeks, Crushed Peas and Meredith Farms Marinated Feta with Carrot
  • Shank “Best in Show:” 606 Congress for the Crispy American Lamb Shank with Mustard, Horseradish Aioli, Upland Cress, Pickled Radish
  • Shoulder “Best in Show:” Pain D’ Avignon for The Royale with CheeseGround American Lamb Shoulder and Lamb Confit Burger with Mayflower Ale Mustard and Crispy Onions

Fans of lamb additionally voted for a fifth “Best in Show” prize, which was awarded to The Fireplace for their Braised American Lamb Shank on Chicopee Wampanoag Porridge with Pomegranate Yogurt Cream (recipe below). A $1000 donation was made to the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, on behalf of The Fireplace for their “Best in Show” honor.

For more information about the American Lamb Board and to view all of the winning recipes from the Boston American Lamb Jam, please visit http://americanlamb.com. You can follow the American Lamb Board on Facebook or Twitter, @FANofLAMB, to keep up to date on news and events.

About the American Lamb Board

The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded research and promotions commodity board that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry including producers, feeders, seed stock producers and processors. The Board, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is focused on increasing demand by promoting the freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits, and culinary versatility of American Lamb. The work of the American Lamb Board is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the board’s programs are supported and implemented by the staff in Denver, Colorado.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMERICAN LAMB BOARD, PLEASE CONTACT MARLIESE ENGEL TRAVER (MTRAVER@BALTZCO.COM) AT BALTZ & COMPANY – 212.982.8300

SOURCE The American Lamb Board


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