CHOPPED LIVER – Dish Owner appears on Food Network’s Chopped
Owner and Chef of Dish Bistro & Wine Bar, Hannah Hopkins, appears Tuesday, 9 March at 10:00PM, on Food Network’s series Chopped.
Hosted by Ted Allen (Food Detectives), the series challenges four up-and-coming chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. After each course, a contestant gets 'chopped' until the last man or woman left standing claims victory.
Each week, a rotating panel of culinary elite judges including Alex Guarnaschelli, Aaron Sanchez, and Geoffrey Zakarian will decide whose dishes shine the brightest and award the winner $10,000. Dish is a modern bistro and wine bar that concentrates on using only the freshest ingredients available, incorporating local produce and decadent homemade sauces and stocks into every menu item. Simple, flavorful local elements are heightened by international influences to create creative and memorable food arrangements.
The kitchen never uses pre-produced ingredients, preparing all sauces, aioli and dressings in-house, and all desserts are produced on site without the use of hydrogenated ingredients. Hannah Hopkins, Chef Owner of Dish Bistro & Wine Bar was raised in the New Haven area where she was exposed to a fusion of American and European cuisines. Later relocating to New York City and finally settling in Mahopac in the northern suburbs of New York,
Hopkins spent ten years as a chef, caterer and private chef in the New York metro area before launching Dish in January 2008. Hopkins is a true advocate of locally based, sustainable food production and her core menu sets the stage for a culinary tour based on her own travels and influences, while the ever-changing daily specials fuse locally sourced ingredients with innovative, global cuisine. Hopkins firmly believes that Dish is a continuous learning experience and that the restaurant has been successful as a result of the creative input of her family of employees and loyal customers alike.