Just last week on November 5th at the Westin Bayshores took place the Gold Medal Plates 2008. 700 guests. 12 competing chefs. Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo. lots of wine. yes, we were not there. They forgot to put us on the judges list this year, but maybe next year. Audrey Durbach of Parkside took home the bronze., Hidekazu Tojo of Tojo's the silver, and Frank Pabst of Bluewater took home the gold plate!
here's a link to the event's summary.

congrats to them but i bet my meal at Ajisai that night was waaaay better!