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Montreal-Born Chef Loses TV Poutine Challenge

Photo: Hilton Head Island Wine and Food, Cedric Smith

Montreal native Roberto Leoci was a contestant on the popular Food Network show and Alton Brown vehicle Cutthroat Kitchen over the weekend. Leoci is a fixture on the Savannah, Georgia scene, with restaurants, a line of salumi and a number of local awards to his credit.

The irony of Leoci's loss on the competition-format show is that the dish that did him in was poutine. In his defense, however, the chef did have to contend with cottage cheese rather than the usual Québécois-style cheese curds. A cruel twist of fate, indeed.

Watch Alton Brown's recap of the episode.

Cutthroat Kitchen After-Show 303

· Cutthroat Kitchen [Official Site]
· Leoci's [Official Site]
· All Video Interludes [-EMTL-]