Chef Carlo Lamagna Wins Wild About Game!
Good Time Was Had By All
Congratulations to Chef Carlo Lamagna of Clyde Common for taking the overall prize in Wild About Game. His dish of Nicky Farms Rabbit Arroz Caldo won the judges over for its creative & complete use of the rabbit, in addition to its well executed expression of Filipino comfort food. Le Pigeon's Andrew Mace took home the People's Choice Award with his dish of Nicky Farms Chicken-Fried Quail w/ Smoked Foie Gras Pumpkin Pie. All the dishes were fantastic and worthy of praise, but this isn't tee-ball and not everyone wins a prize. Portland Chefs took the head to head competition against their Seattle bretheren 3 to 1, avenging last year's defeat to the Emerald City team.
Here is a complete list of the chefs, restaurants and their dishes, including the victors for each round.
Round 1 Nicky Farms Water Buffalo - PK & Wiley Frank, Winner
Johanna Ware, smallwares - Water Buffalo Bolognese w/ Liver, Gochujang, Rice Cakes, Fish Sauce Slaw
PK & Wiley Frank, Little Uncle - Water Buffalo Noodle Soup w/ Wai Wai Noodles, Lu Chin Water Buffalo Meatballs, Fried Garlic Oil, Celery, Chile Vinegar, Shredded Water Buffal Jerky
Round 2 Nicky Farms Rabbit - Carlo Lamagna, Winner & Overall Winner
Carlo Lamagna, Clyde Common - Rabbit Arroz Caldo w/ Smoked Rabbit Leg, Rabbit Confit, Lumpia, Offal Cracklin', Pickled Ramp Relish, Garlic Chips, Valencia Rice Porridge
Brian McCracken, Spur Gastropub - Rabbit & Mushroom Terrine w/ Carrots & Tender Herbs
Round 3 Nicky Farms Quail - Andrew Mace, Winner & People's Choice Winner
Andrew Mace, Le Pigeon - Chicken-Fried Quail w/ Smoked Foie Gras Pumpkin Pie
Stuart Lane, Spinasse - Boned Quail Leg Stuffed w/ Quail Mousse & Lightly Fermented Quail Egg, Celery Root Purée, Smoked Quail Consommé, Crispy Quail Mortadella Chip
Round 4 Nicky Farms Wild Hawaiian Venison - Doug Adams, Winner
Doug Adams, Imperial - Venison Gumbo w/ Venison Carpaccio, Bone Marrow Vinaigrette & Pickled Chanterelles
Eric Sakai, Restaurant Marron - Venison & Mushroom "Stroganoff" w/ Toasted Brioche Dumplings
Nicky USA 25th Anniversary Video
A Look At Where We Came From & Where We Are Today
Has it really been 25 years? Hard to believe. It seems like yesterday that owner & founder Geoff Latham was selling just rabbits out of the back of his Ford Escort to a few intrepid chefs that were the beginning of the Portland food revolution. Join us for a look at a little at Nicky's history and where we are today serving hundreds of great customers across the Pacific Northwest.
Many thanks to the chefs, purveyors and Nicky staff for their time in the making of this video. Huge thanks to Nolan Video Works for their generosity and professionalism - if you want Portland's best videographer look no further.
Now at New Seasons Market!
thirteen locations... for now
You can now find some of our game meats at New Seasons Market! We are excited to work with the company, and also offer you our products at retail prices. Find out more from Gourmet News and Portland Montly Mag!
Jen Stevenson talks to Geoff
Jen sat down with Geoff to ask about the development of Nicky USA and Nicky Farms over the years. A great article to learn more about President & Owner Geoff Latham and our company!
Update on Nicky Farm
Portland Monthly Visits Nicky Farm
Portland Monthly took a trip to our farm, to catch up on the development--goats, quail, and our new mobile processing unit.