Raleigh, N.C. — The field has been narrowed to the top four chefs at Fire in the Triangle. This week, we will be getting to know the semi-finalists a little better.
Chef Scott James of Midtown Grille will be facing Chef Chad McIntyre of The Market Tuesday evening for a spot in the final battle.
Here are James' answers to four questions we posed to him:
What are the five things that are always in your refrigerator at home?
Sriracha hot chili sauce
Bacon & eggs
The last five restaurants where you dined – can’t be yours!
Johnny's Po Boy's (NOLA)
Vin Rouge (Durham)
Five favorite cities to dine in and why?
New York - Mind blowing experience last summer dinning around Manhattan. Two words.....Ma Peche!
NOLA - Rich in culture and food history. The most hospitality driven city I've been to.
Boston - Was lucky enough to stage with a few great Boston chefs in 2009. Really cool food scene similar to N.Y. but a with a more relaxed pace.
Durham - Mateo, Vin Rouge, Pizzeria Toro, Toast, need I say more?
Kitty Hawk - I know most people would not think of the OBX for food but the Stack'em High at mile post 5 serves the best breakfast in N.C.! Two more words....DUCK DONUTS!
Finish this sentence – “The best thing I ever ate was…..”
Omakase treatment at Sono in Raleigh. The texture of his rice and sourcing of his seafood which I have been lucky enough to see first hand makes Sono special to me. I am hoping to cook a dinner with Mike Lee in the near future.