Boston Lamb Jam Is B-aaa-ck


On Sunday, April 13, New England’s top 20 chefs and more than 750 hungry attendees will gather for the Boston Lamb Jam, a culinary cook-off where lamb fans will decide which chefs have earned their “chops” based on inventive American lamb dishes.

Competing for the titles of “Best in Show,” “People’s Choice” and “Best Leg, Breast, Shank and Shoulder,” chefs will prepare a plate of American lamb to be voted on by lamb-loving attendees and Boston’s top food media. The Boston victor will go head-to-head with other cities’ Lamb Jam winners for the title of “Lamb Jam Master” at Savor the Central Coast in Calif. this fall.

Last year’s winner, Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, took home three titles, including “Best in Show” for his dish, Smoked and Braised Lamb Belly on a Steamed Bun with Pickled Radishes and Herb Salad.

When: Sunday, April 13
VIP admission 2:30-3:30pm
General admission 3-6pm
Where: The Royal Sonesta, Cambridge, MA
Who: Sample lamb-inspired dishes by New England’s top chefs. Visit http://boston.fansoflamb.com/lamb-jam-boston/ for the lineup.

VIP Pre-Party: Lamb charcuterie from ChefsĀ Jamie Bissonnette, Will Gilson, Louis DiBiccari and Dante DeMagistris. Sheep’s milk cheese, craft cocktails, wine and beer. $75 VIP advance purchase through until February 28; $90 VIP regular price. Find tickets here: http://www.americanlamb.com/store/products/category/events/

General Admission Tickets: Sample 20 lamb dishes and dozens of New England’s best microbrews, mingle with local shepherds, watch butchery demos and visit the DIY spice rub station. $50 advance purchase until February 28; $60 regular price. Find tickets here: http://www.americanlamb.com/store/products/category/events/

Organized by the American Lamb Board, the event is a fundraiser for Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a local food rescue organization. Visit the Boston Lamb Jam Website and the Facebook page for tickets and information.

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