The Dutch at W South Beach’s Chef Conor Hanlon Wins Australian Lamb Competition
Local Chef Takes Top Prize in Miami’s Aussie Lamb Spring Fling Chef Competition
Australian Lamb is thrilled to announce that Chef Conor Hanlon of The Dutch at W South Beach has won the 1st Annual Miami Spring Fling! His winning dish, Australian Lamb Saddle with Goat Cheese Polenta and Romesco, was tasted and selected as the favorite by a rigorous panel of food media and blogger judges. As the grand prize winner, Chef Hanlon will be flown to Australia for to visit the continent’s beef and lamb production regions; as well as Sydney, to experience Australia’s multi-cultural dining scene.
“I love Aussie lamb because it has a remarkably clean flavor and is nice and lean,” said Chef Hanlon. “Australia’s grading system takes quality to a whole other level; as a working chef I have confidence in its consistency.”
“I’m incredibly humbled to be included in this excursion to Australia, seeing where my ingredients come from is a huge priority for me. I look forward to seeing how the climate and terroir affect the quality and flavor.”
Conor Hanlon is the Chef de Cuisine at The Dutch Miami, and a rising star on the South Florida culinary scene. Having steadily risen through the ranks in the Daniel Boulud family of restaurants – Café Boulud in Palm Beach, DB Brasserie at the Wynn Hotel, and DB Bistro at the Marriott Marquis in Miami – Chef Hanlon earned the opportunity to be the chef for two-time James Beard Award winner Andrew Carmellini at his Miami outpost of The Dutch in 2011. He now oversees all resort F&B operations at the W South Beach, from banquets to in-room dining, WET bar & grill, Beach Cabanas, Living Room, The Dutch and Grove.
Australian Lamb is all-natural, pasture-raised and free of artificial additives and hormone growth promotants – a pure product of its pure environment. Australian Lamb is available to North American customers in a wide array of minimally processed product lines and cuts. Naturally lean, tender, mild-tasting Australian Lamb is a great addition to any meal occasion, with versatility and flavor that lends itself to many different cuisines.