Most Wanted Chefs On the Lam(b)

Save the date because Sunday, February 19th is not only the first day of Spring Training but another rite of spring is the Lamb Jam!  The American Lamb Board and some of  Boston’s most spritely lamb loving Chefs will compete for the title of Boston Lamb Master.  This third annual celebration of lamb mastery will be held at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.

The mug shot! Last year, Chef Jason Santos’ winning dish was a Poached Lamb Loin with Black Truffle, Cauliflower Espuma, Bee Pollen and Fried Garlic. Photo courtesy of American Lamb Board

This year’s host is TV Diner’s Billy Costa, who has celebrated lamb month in the past by heading over to the Viking Center and cooking up some lamb lollipops (recipe included) with North End chef Damien DiPaolo.  In addition to tasting some amazing lamb dishes, lamb jammers will be treated to butchery demonstrations by Chefs Nuno Alves and Chris Douglas of Tavolo and butcher Josh Pert from the Meat House, local brewers will be serving beer to to pair perfectly with the lamb you will be enjoying.

Media judges and attendees will be awarding Best in Show and a People’s Choice award.  The Oscars have nothing on this red carpet line up of A-list chefs.   The restaurants competing for these titles include 606 Congress, Bistro du Midi, Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar, Clink, Garden at the Cellar, Henrietta’s Table, La Laiterie Bistro, Oleana, Pain D’Avignon, Storyville, Red Lion Inn, Rialto, Russell House Tavern, Sel de la Terre, Summer Winter, Tavolo, The Fireplace and Tomasso Trattoria.  In a supporting role, are the participating breweries, which include:  Berkshire Brewing Company, Blue Hills Brewery, Cape Ann Brewing, Harpoon Brewery, Ipswich Ale, Mayflower Brewing Company, Pretty Things Beer and Rapscallion.

2011 “Best in Show” Prize from Chef Jason Santos (formerly of Gargoyles now at Blue Inc.) went on to the Master Lamb Jam competition in NYC. Photo courtesy of American Lamb Board

Lamb Jam tickets are a steal at $50 each because aside from bragging rights for being a part of it all ticket price includes all food and beverages and a portion of the proceeds goes to Share Our Strength.  From now until January 25, fans of lamb can take advantage of a shepherd to chef special and purchase three tickets for the price of two.  Tickets are available at  To stay in the loop become a fan on Facebook or follow @FANofLAMB on Twitter.


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  1. Pingback: 500 Diners, 18 Chefs, 8 Brewers, 4 Cuts, 1 Winner « FoodieBytes

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