Monday, September 3, 2012

Kraut Rocks

For today’s foodie generation, sauerkraut can be a mystery ingredient.   That’s why a group of trendsetting Washington D.C.  chefs have joined together for Kraut Rocks.  Led by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, the chefs are sharing sauerkraut recipes and usage tips with food fans.   The headlining element:  each chef has created a signature sauerkraut dish that he’s featuring on his restaurant menu throughout September.

When assembling his Kraut Rocks band, Mendelsohn recruited DC-area chefs whose cuisine, methodology and neighborhood locations were significantly different so foodies could be turned on to diverse approaches to rocking sauerkraut.  Kraut Rocks chefs are:

·        Granville Moore’s, Chef Teddy Folkman
·        The Queen Vic British Pub, Chef Ian Reeves
·        Redline GastroLounge, Chef Fabrice Reymond
·        Toki Underground, Chef Erik Bruner-Yang
·        Virtue Feed & Grain, Chef Ryan Wheeler

Before Kraut Rocks kicked off Mendelsohn called the chefs together to prepare and share at the Kraut Rocks test kitchen.  The day included each chef presenting his signature sauerkraut dish to his Kraut Rocks colleagues for review and critique.  All this tasting and toasting was caught on tape; this video shows the combined highlights of those presentation sessions. Full form videos dedicated to each chef's presentation can be viewed at 

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