Twenty top chefs from Washington competed May 20 in the third annual D.C. Lamb Jam. Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple won best in show as well as best use of lamb shanks for her Lamb Shank Ragu with Potato Gnocchi, Favas, Pickled Ramps, and Parmesan. Chef Meek-Bradley will compete for the title of National Lamb Jam Master at the Lamb Jam Finale in New York this fall.
Other winning dishes from the DC Lamb Jam include:
People's Choice: Dimitri Moshovitis of Cava Mezze Restaurant with Braised Lamb Shank in Barolo, Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Truffle, and Aged Parmesan.
Best Leg Dish: Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt with
Smoked Leg of Lamb, SC Farro "Dirty Rice", Red Onion Marmalade, Green Tomato Relish.
Best Breast Dish: Will Artley of Pizzeria Orso with Braised Lamb Belly with Tomato Jam.
Best Shoulder Dish: Victor Albisu of Del Campo with Roasted Lamb and Clam Taco: Lamb Shank, Grilled Clam Salsa Verde, Grilled Guacamole.