Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…and flavor!
The nationwide feast gathers the finest chefs, brands, and family farms for an open-fire, outdoor cook-off. The ultimate goal? To earn the title of ‘Heritage Hero‘ by winning over the crowd with an unforgettable dish. Each destination has a unique menu with something for everyone!
Take a closer look at the winning bite from Heritage Fire New York City 2023 – the ‘Cheesy DACK-ita Crunch’ – and 20+ other notable dishes, such as the smoked and grilled ribeye tacos, and the short rib lettuce wraps.
—Heritage Fire New York City Menu—
1. Charred Spanish Octopus
By Chef Stephen “Octoman” Fried with Val’s Ocean Pacific Seafood
Charred Spanish octopus, za’atar lemon labneh, pickled onion, and cilantro.
2. Toulouse Style Cassoulet
By Chef Josh Finger with Restaurant Claudine
Hickory smoked poulet rouge chicken confit with stewed cannellini beans, saucisses de toulouse, and bacon. Joyce Farms.
3. New York Style Whole Animal Hot Dog
By Chef Kimberly Plafke with The Meat Hook
Beef, pork, offal, and blood hot dog with charred onion pickle relish, spicy brown mustard, and kraut on a potato roll. Gibson Family Farm and Kinderhook Farm.
4. Mao’s Bao
By Chef Eddie Mao with Mao’s Bao
Five varieties: pork, chicken with corn, beef with mixed vegetables, lamb with cumin, and ‘Impossibao’ with impossible TM burger, wheat, soy, and mushrooms.
5. Asado Shoemakers Chicken
By Chef Andrew Mercado with Fed Hospitality Group
Smoked chicken and sausage with cherry peppers in a lemon and white wine sauce. Fossil Farms, Aqua Sprout Farm, and Beneduce Vineyard.
6. The Pig Mac
By Chef Dominick Lee with Alligator Pear NYC
New Orleans-style hot sausage, gooey cheese, slap sauce, shrettuce, and Those Crazy Style Big Mac Buns.
7. Cheesy DACK-ita Crunch
THE WINNING BITE! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
By Chef Spencer Coplan with The Deer’s Head Inn
Celery root taco shells, melted Dutch Knuckle cheese, maple smoked pork, crispy Adirondack potatoes, scallion, and pea shoot salsa verde with a smokey pork consommé. Donahue Farms, Juniper Hill Farms, Sugar House Creamery, and Wild Works Farm.
8. Banana Cream Pie
By Chef Gracie Bensimon with Gracie Baked
Layers of pastry cream, dulce de leche, banana slices, and chocolate ganache. Topped with a graham cracker crust crumble.
9. Pork Ribs Pibil
By Chef Karina Garcia with Cocina Consuelo
Grilled pork ribs, burnt pineapple, and habanero salsa. Fellow farmer and Norwhich Meadows.
10. Dylana’s Sweet Treats Bread Pudding Bites
By Chef Dylana DeGannes with Dylana’s Sweet Treats
Vanilla Bourbon Bread Pudding, Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding, and Cinnamon Twist Bread Pudding. Ronnybrook Farms
11. Botifarra Sausage
By Chef Wil Fernandez with Cookshop
Botifarra sausage chicharron, charred spring onions, and aioli. Fingerlakes Farm and Lancaster Farm Fresh.
12. BBQ Shrimp and Grilled Herb Salsa Verde
By Chef Kyle Eakins and Co with My Friend Told Me About You
BBQ shrimp served with cannellini bean stewed and miso sofrito. Samascot Farms and Sparrow Arc Farm
13. Okra Soup
By Chef Lexis with Lady Lexis Kitchen
Charred okra with stewed tomatoes, smoked neck bones, and roasted corn.
14. Short Rib Lettuce Wraps & Grilled Broccoli
By Chef Christopher Arellanes with KYU
Smoked short rib, yuzu pickles, pickled onions, yakiniku sauce, grilled broccoli, and ginger-scallion condiment.
15. Brown Sugar Torched Mochi with Campfire Meringue
By Chef Kert Lasdoce with The Boiis Co.
Chewy dango (mochi spheres) lightly torched, glazed in kuromitsu (Japanese black sugar), and paired with a torched campfire meringue buttercream.
16. Nasi Uduk
By Chef Wulan Del Valle with Jakarta Munch
Nasi Uduk rice with chicken, mushrooms, or tofu with spicy gulai sauce and savory opor sauce.
17. Kalye Ube Sliders
By Chef Alexis Antonio with Kalye
Kalye pork garlic sausage in coconut vinegar aioli, onion bacon jam, lettuce, swiss cheese, and tomato in an ube bun.
18. Smoked Chicharron
By Chef Ruben Santana with Bark Barbecue
Crispy smoked chicharron accompanied by arroz congri and sweet maduros.
19. Porkstrami Reuben Sandwiches served with Half Sour Pickle
By Chef Cody Sperry & Tyler Hodge with Hoodoo Brown BBQ
Heritage Berkshire pork collar brined like pastrami, cold smoked over oak wood. Served on sourdough rye, with house-made sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and melted cheese.
20. Sweet Plantain Boat
By Chef Yesenia Ramdass with Healthy As A Motha
Sweet plantain boat with vegan beef filling, topped with vegan jalapeno queso and garnished with microgreens.
21. Smoked and Grilled Ribeye Tacos
By Chef Bret Lunsford with Blue Smoke
Smoked and grilled ribeye, creamy coleslaw, grilled pineapple, salsa verde, cilantro, and aleppo.
22. Peach Pie Crust Cookies
By Chef Janie Deegan with Janie’s Life-Changing Baked Goods
Flaky crust, a heavenly layer of filling, and buttery caramelized streusel.
23. Garden State “Pork” Way Pie
By Chef Louis Bayla and Rafael Emilio Ruiz with Grain & Cane and Emilio’s Wood Fire Pizza
Wood-fired roasted duroc pork, pickled ramps, mozzarella, chili garlic, and basil.
24. Trinidadian Style Geera Chicken Doubles
By Chef Osei “Picky” Blackett with Ariapita
Grilled cumin seasoned chicken thighs on top of a trini-style bara (fried bread) and curried chickpeas.
Hungry for more?
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Check out the 2022 Heritage Hero champions and their winning bites HERE. Special thanks to our official firewood sponsor, Axe and Kindle.