Melissa Close-Hart Beats Michael Berry In 12th “Duel Chef Showdown”

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1. On Location And Behind The Scenes Of The 12th “Duel Chef Showdown!”

Junction Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart topped Tastings Executive Chef Michael Berry, 204-96, in the 12th “Duel Chef Showdown” to advance to the Final Four where she will face Tavern & Grocery Executive Chef David Morgan in a clash of epic proportions!

2. Melissa Close-Hart’s First Dish: Mexicoke-Coffee BBQ Glazed Jumbo Shrimp, Plantain, Baby Romaine Hearts, Corn Salad With Cilantro-Buttermilk Dressing

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3. Michael Berry’s First Dish: Sautéed Scallop With Citrus Coffee Beurre, Mole Rojo And Corn Bunuelo (Fritter) Carmelized Onions

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4. Melissa Close-Hart’s Second Dish: Coffee Brined Roasted Chicken Thigh, Peruvian Style, Tangy Salsa Verde, Coconut Rice-Chihuahua Cheese Fritter And Chili-Lime Dusted Parsnip Ribbons

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5. Michael Berry’s Second Dish: Chicken Confit And Goat Cheese Spring Roll, Coffee Cherry And Balsamic Vinaigrette With Mixed Endive Salad

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6. Melissa Close-Hart’s Third Dish: Duck Fat Poached & Cowgirl Spiced Rubbed Dry Aged Ribeye, Coffee Demi Glace, Ancho Mashed Potatoes,
Haricort Vert And Deckle Lardons

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7. Michael Berry’s Third Dish: Sumatra Rubbed Brisket Lightly Smoked And Braised, Parsnip And Potato Puree, Bacon Buttered Brioche, Grilled Chicory With Tanzania Coffee Reduction

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8. Melissa Close-Hart’s Fourth Dish: Dark Chocolate Coffee Rum Cake, Coffee Ice Cream, Mocha Whipped Cream And Coffee Bean Brittle

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9. Michael Berry’s Fourth Dish: Layered Coffee Cake: Hazelnut Espresso Torte, Mascarpone Mousse, Chocolate Coffee Bean Streusel, Java Mocha Cream And Macerated Strawberries

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