Tonight was a big night on TV for Astoria, as Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky of Bear Restaurant was yet again featured on Food Network's Chopped. Making her debut back in August and fighting her way into the final round, Natasha came back tonight in an attempt to seize a second chance at victory.
Watching the program, Dan and I waited with baited breath, as we rooted for Chef Natasha's success. Unfortunately, while I can't report back a win, Natasha fought til the end for what was a very tight match and held her own next to some fierce competition.
Extremely proud of this talented lady, I wanted to feature her creative eats she constructed on tonight's episode with some pretty obscure ingredients. Congrats on a great competition, Natasha! Looking forward to seeing you back in the kitchen.
Course 1 - Celery, prosciutto & lime bisque with crostini
Course 2 - Fried snapper ribs with tartar and pan-roasted snapper filet
Course 3 - Deep fried cheesecake with dulce de leche cappuccino
Bear - 12-14 31st Avenue, Long Island City NY 11106
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