3030 Ocean's Adrienne Grenier Wins Big at Delish Event (Photos)

3030 Ocean's Adrienne Grenier and her student chefs win big at ARC Broward
3030 Ocean's Adrienne Grenier and her student chefs win big at ARC Broward
Michelle Eve Sandberg

Broward took on Miami for the title of most "delish" county this past Friday during ARC Broward's Delish event, and the home team took the title from its Goliath neighbor to the south.

The event, held at the Young at Art Children's Museum, saw eight of South Florida's best chefs, ably assisted by students or graduates of ARC Broward's culinary institute. This program gives students with developmental disabilities real-world training in the culinary field, allowing them to learn valuable skills. Under the supervision of skilled chef instructors, the students hone their skills in working classrooms, preparing meals for ARC faculty and child care while also learning about nutritional guidelines, safe food practices, and meal planning.

Dessert bar
Dessert bar
Photo by Laine Doss

Music, cocktails, a dessert bar from Sugar Buzz, and a silent auction rounded out the event, hosted by celebrity chef Carla Pellegrino and CBS Miami's Lisa Petrillo. In addition, a team of food writers (myself included) was tasked with finding the best bite out of a group of outstanding dishes.

3030 Ocean's Adrienne Grenier Wins Big at Delish Event (Photos)
Michelle Eve Sandberg

In the end, the best overall winner was chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean for her outstanding, colorful lamb belly. Served over a pea purée with smoked, pickled carrots, the dish was refined, flavorful, and balanced.

The R House Team
The R House Team
Michelle Eve Sandberg

The fan-favorite award was presented to chef Nuno of Miami's R House for his Brazilian moqueca, filled with shrimp, scallops, and mahi in a fragrant tomato and coconut broth.

Hardy Park Bistro's salmon
Hardy Park Bistro's salmon
Michelle Eve Sandberg

Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro won the critics' choice title for a beautiful salmon, served over quinoa salad.

Lauderdale Yacht Club's Tom Azar and Robert
Lauderdale Yacht Club's Tom Azar and Robert
Photo by Laine Doss

A personal favorite of the evening was the gumbo presented by Lauderdale Yacht Club's executive chef, Thomas Azar, assisted by ARC student chef Robert.

Stuffed scallops
Stuffed scallops
Michelle Eve Sandberg

In the end, the most delish county was Broward, in part for amazing plates like this andouille-stuffed scallop from chef Andres Martin of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute. 

Short rib
Short rib
Michelle Eve Sandberg

Chef Martin and his student partners did double duty with the presentation of a perfectly tender short rib, making for a wonderful surf-and-turf combo when the two were eaten together.

See even more photos of the 2015 ARB Delish event in our slideshow by Michelle Eve Sandberg.

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