Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – Last night, SUSHISAMBA® Miami Beach Sous Chef, Cara Thompson, took home the grand prize on Chopped, the Food Network’s popular reality based cooking show in which four chefs compete against each other, taking a mystery basket of ingredients and turning them into dishes that are judged on their creativity, presentation, and taste. Judges, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Alex Guarnaschelli proclaimed Thompson the winner of last night’s episode titled “Redemption Intention,” and awarded her the grand prize of $10,000.

To celebrate the airing of last night’s episode, SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach hosted a screening and offered a special menu, inspired by the ingredients Thompson worked with on the show. Dishes included Kuromitsu Chicken – enoki mushroom, pickled sea cucumber, soy paper; Pork Terrine – Peruvian corn, sriracha gel, smoked pineapple sea salt, chicharones; and Mamaye Sorbet – peanut crumble, anise catupiry crema, sugared squash blossoms.

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SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach is located at 600 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. Telephone: (305) 673-5337

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