Australian Lamb is thrilled to announce that Chef Josh Elliott of L’echon Brasserie at Hilton Cabana has won the Winter Wonderlamb 2014 Voting Sweepstakes. The contest featured unique Australian Lamb dishes from some of Miami’s finest chefs. Elliott’s winning dish, Australian Lamb Albondigas, was voted as a fan favorite. Consumers were able to vote once a day on Facebook for their favorite dish; as the grand-prize winner, Elliott will receive $500.
The winning dish, Spanish albondigas, consists of ground Aussie lamb hind shank mixed with cream, Manchego cheese and piquillo peppers, served on a chickpea purée and topped with a yogurt quince vinaigrette. The Australian Lamb Albondigas made their debut on the menu of the special Winter Wonderlamb dinner hosted by Conor Hanlon – chef de cuisine of The Dutch at W South Beach. The lamb-centric dinner party featured other winter-inspired lamb dishes from “Lambassador” Aaron Brooks of EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Miami; Jacob Anaya ofOTC, and Sean Brasel of Meat Market. Patrons and Aussie Lamb Facebook fans had the opportunity to vote online for their favorite lamb creations of the night along with other Aussie lamb dishes. Five randomly selected sweepstakes voters won $200 gift cards, redeemable at The Dutch, EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Miami, OTC, L’echon Brasserie and Meat Market.
At-home chefs using Australian lamb can also share their lambtastic creations on social media with the hashtags #AussieLambMiami and #WinterWonderlamb. For more information, visit www.australian-lamb.com.