Sunday, June 14, 2009

Chef Spotlight Dinner: Bobby Flay

For this month's Chef Spotlight dinner, we highlighted Chef Bobby Flay. He's a well known chef, restaurateur and television personality who has come a long way. Bobby currently owns several restaurants including Mesa Grill in various parts of the country and in the Bahamas, Bobbly Flay Steak and Bobby's Burger Palace. When it comes to television presence, he's has his share of shows on the Food Network channel including Grillin''n Chillin, Hot off the Grill, Food Nation, Throwdown with Bobby Flay and several others.


I chose to highlight Bobby Flay this month because he does a fair bit of grilling and barbecueing all year round. His recipes would be a great way to celebrate summer and a good reason to break out the grill for a dinner event! A special guest of our dinner event was Colleen Rush, who recently co-authored the book, Low & Slow. She gave us some great information on barbecue and tips on using both a gas and charcoal cooker. I certainly have a bit more confidence with working on my grill as a result! For more information, see lowslowbbq.com and check out the book which is on sale at most bookstores, including Barnes & Noble and Borders, and on Amazon.com.



Friends and I came together for our monthly potluck with Bobby Flay dishes prepared to share. Who needs to go to Bobby's restaurants when we can get a taste of his creations at home among friends (and at a fraction of the price)?! Here was our Bobby Flay dinner menu, with links to the recipes... (along with Bobby Flay recipe submissions from fellow bloggers!)




Rosemary Bricked Grilled Chicken

Greek Burgers


Roasted Herb Chicken over Celery Root Mashed Potatoes


Fresh Watermelon Slices, Grilled Pineapple & Grilled Peaches


Sitting down to a Bobby Flay Feast!


Red Wine-Rosemary Grilled Flank Steak
shared by Lisa of Lime in the Coconut
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Cilantro Oil & Smoked Red Pepper Sauce
shared by Krystal of Mrs. Reguiero's Plate

Mint Green Iced Tea
shared by Dara of Cookin' Canuck



Grilled Chicken Breasts with Fontina & Proscuitto, Sage Orange Vinaigrette
shared by Dara of Cookin' Canuck

Charcoaled Vegetables & Couscous
shared by Rush of Memoirs of Everyday Life