Just in case you haven’t heard the buzz in town – we are getting a beautiful new St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead. I had the pleasure of working with the opening team on Friday night, for Iron Chef Battle: Sage. Kicked off by General Manager Simon Rusconi and led by an obviously talented Executive Chef, the food that this innovative group creates is amazing – even in an hour! Our venue at the Cooks Warehouse Midtown was perfect for the three creative teams to devise their menus. Using beef tenderloin, veggies and potatoes, each band of conspirators produced a beautiful plate and presented it to the judges. The final verdict was made on the basis of Taste, Originality, Presentation and Teamwork. All 3 teams grabbed a high score in at least one category, but the winner who just squeaked by the others was Team 3.