|By JULIETTE ROSSANT|
Congratulations to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger! They came in first place in superchefblog's White House Guest Chef competition. One reader wrote, "I think they would be great, and the food at The White House would be amazing - spicy and delicious." Given their Latin cuisine specialties for over two decades, particularly the cuisine they provide to the movie Tortilla Soup (see Super Chef, pp. 158-162), Mary Sue and Susan might really appeal to the Tex-Mex bent of the White House these days. Given their politics and demographics, a guest appearance in the White House might provide great domestic outreach...
Second place goes to Wolfgang Puck, though one voter felt he might be too busy to show up even for a guest appearance -- reasonable insight, given the ratio of celebrities at any one of Wolf's Oscar-catering Governors Ball parties vis-a-vis a White House dinner.
Third place is a tie between Jean Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud.
Runners up include: Milliken & Feniger's executive chef Christopher Mortenson at Border Grill Las Vegas (there's that Tex-Mex thing again), David Kinch of Manresa, and Patrick O'Connell of the Inn at Little Washington.
Reader suggestions included the following:
"They don't need a chef!! They need a bag of pretzels and an AWOL paramedic. Put us all out our misery."My thanks to all of you who voted. Also, by citing them here, I thank those blogs who mentioned or otherwise promoted the White House choice:
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