Four Chefs Advance to Cookoff Finals

Two battles remain in #GotToBeNC Competition Dining Series
Courtesy of Competition Dining Series
Chef Joseph Cornett of The Flipside Cafe, with team members (and bosses) Chefs Amy and Jon Fortes.

Only two battles remain in the Charlotte #GotToBeNC Competition Dining Series, and they'll decide which chef in each bracket of competition is the best. The last dinners will take place Monday and Tuesday, with Chef Steven Goff taking on Chef Joseph Cornett of The Flipside Cafe on Monday. Tuesday night will see Chef Neil Bratton of Local Dish battle it out against Chef Brent Martin of The Summit Room. Here's how the semi-final battles played out:

Monday, May 4:
Chefs
: Chef Tom Dyrness of Mama Ricotta’s vs. Chef Steven Goff
Advancing: Goff, with a score of 27.87368421 to Dyrness’ 26.88014981
Featured ingredient: NC Seafood and Foy Farms mushrooms
Audience pick: Dyrness (28.876) over Goff (28.677)
Pro pick: Goff (26.000) over Dyrness (22.222)
Goff’s highest scoring dish of the night (pictured at right): NC Tuna Tartar, Manchester Farms Quail Egg, Foy Farms Pea Sprouts, Sea Beans, Pickled Shallot, Olive, Georgia Olive Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil (weighted score: 28.887)

Tuesday, May 5:
Chefs:
Chef Ben Miles of BLT Steak vs. Chef Joseph Cornett of The Flipside Café
Advancing: Cornett, with a score of 28.60572917 to Miles' 25.66111111
Featured ingredients: La Farm Bakery bread and Una Alla Volta butter
Audience pick: Cornett (28.484) over Miles (26.563)
Pro pick: Cornett (28.889) over Miles (23.556)
Cornett’s highest scoring dish of the night (pictured at right): Kalamata Olive Infused Pappardelle, La Farm Bakery Jalapeño Cheddar Persillade, U.A.V. Buerre Blanc, Little River Lump Crab, Marinated Tomato-Sheep’s Milk Feta Tapanade (weighted score: 32.326)

Monday, May 11:
Chefs: Chef Mike Suppa of Vivace vs. Chef Neil Bratton of Local Dish
Advancing: Bratton, with a score of 29.90266323 to Suppa’s 27.59458545
Featured ingredients: Strawberries and cream
Audience pick: Bratton (30.956) over Suppa (28.183)
Pro pick: Bratton (27.444) over Suppa (26.222)
Bratton’s highest scoring dish of the night (pictured at right): Seared Sea Scallop, Britt Farms Strawberry Gnocchi, Chapel Hill Creamery Calvander-Vaki’s Local Greek Yogurt Cream Sauce, Heritage Farms Pork Belly Crouton, Pickled Green Strawberries (weighted score: 32.732)

Tuesday, May 12:
Chefs: Chef Brent Martin of The Summit Room vs. Chefs Ryan Daugherty and Eric Litaker of Dogwood Southern Table & Bar
Advancing: Martin, with a score of 28.19533333 to Daugherty and Litaker's 25.57567568
Featured ingredients: Windcrest Farms fresh herbs
Audience pick: Martin (29.493) over Daugherty and Litaker (26.608)
Pro pick: Martin (25.167) over Daugherty and Litaker (23.167)
Martin’s highest scoring dish of the night (pictured at right): Sous Vide Lamb Lollipop, Merquez-Windcrest Farm Organic Bronze Fennel Butter, Parsnip Puree, Parsnip Chip, Caper Berries, Tomato-WFO Borage Vinaigrette (weighted score: 30.483)

Categories: Dine & Dish, Food + Drink