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Geddy Lee guest judge appearance at Gold Medal Plates

Sun, Nov 29, 2009@8:43PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 12/9@3:44PM: I added another photo of Geddy at the event that reader RushFanForever dug up on Flickr.

Geddy Lee appeared as a guest judge at the great Canadian chef cook-off Gold Medal Plates that took place on Thursday, November 19th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Here's a report that appeared in the Toronto Star last Tuesday:

Nota Bene chef David Lee grabbed top honours at the 2009 Gold Medal Plates competition in Toronto not just for a great dish but also for having enormous chutzpah.

His simple presentation of chicken skin with cartilage zigged where the complicated plates of his peers zagged.

In the annual contest, a backdrop for an Olympics fundraiser, 10 of Ontario's best chefs compete against each other. Lee moves on to compete against six Canadian chefs in Vancouver on Nov. 27.

The action happened Thursday in a cavernous room at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. High-rollers who donated an estimated $160,000 to support Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes moved from station to station to taste each chef's entry. A panel of tasters, including food writer James Chatto and musician Geddy Lee, sat in judgment of each dish and its wine pairing. ...

A photo of Geddy Lee and host Steven Page (Bare Naked Ladies) appeared in today's Toronto Sun. Reader Steve was kind enough to get us a scan (just click on the above thumbnail).

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