New York Events: @McDonalds Celebrity Chef Event

New York Events: McDonalds Celebrity Chef Event

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Last week BLOGGERS, media, and press were treated to a once in a lifetime experience as McDonald’s held a special dinner to highlight their food and quality ingredients.  McDonald’s Chef Jessica Foust collaborated with 4 nationally acclaimed chef’s from around the country (Dale Talde, James Tahhan, Aaron McCargo, Jr.) to create gourmet meals around items on the current McDonald’s menu.  Upon receiving the invite for this event, I had no clue what to expect.  I randomly thought to myself were they going to add truffles to the big macs, or exotic dipping sauces for the Chicken Nuggets?!  What the other guest and myself got was so much more…. for starters we were served “Bacon and Bourbon” and “Mango Pineapple Mojitos”.  That was just the precursor to the 5 course meal we were about to be served.  Check out the below pictures and menu.

 

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 McDonalds Celebrity Chef Event Menu

Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres

(Chef Jessica Foust, RD)
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Mango Pineapple Mojito
Featuring McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie Base
Old Fashioned with Applewood Smoked Bacon
Featuring McDonald’s Applewood Smoked Bacon, Maraschino Cherry
McDonald’s World Famous French Fries

Appetizer

(Chef Dale Talde)
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Kung Pao Chicken
Featuring McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets®, Sweet and Sour Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar, Peanuts, Iceberg Lettuce

Entrée One

(Chef James Tahhan)
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Tortilla Española with Garlic and Saffron Aioli
Featuring McDonald’s Hashbrowns, Eggs, Onions
Apple and Cucumber Chipotle Salad
Featuring McDonald’s Apple Slices, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Chili Lime Tortilla Strips, Fresh Limes, Spring Mix, Chipotle BBQ and Honey Mustard Sauces

Entrée Two

(Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr.)
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BOLD BBQ Chicken
Featuring McDonald’s Crispy Chicken, Hashbrowns, Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Espresso, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Onions, Eggs, Applewood Smoked Bacon
Salad includes Cucumbers, Red Onions, Tomato, Fresh Lime, Cilantro Lime Glaze, Grill Seasoning

Entrée Three

(Chef Jessica Foust, RD)
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Slow-Cooked Beef with Blueberry Pomegranate Sauce and Mac Fry Gnocchi
Featuring McDonald’s French Fries, Eggs, Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie Base, Carrots and the 100% beef ground for our hamburger patties

Dessert

(Chef Jessica Foust, RD)
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Pumpkin Spice Biznut (Biscuit-Donut)
Featuring McDonald’s Biscuit Mix, Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup, Praline Topping, Cream

The above food was amazing, and I feel very fortunate to have been invited.  Thank You McDonald’s 🙂
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