This Sunday, February 19, 2012, the American Lamb Board came to Boston for the 3rd year in a row to host the Lamb Jam! The Lamb Jam is a sold-out event that brings foodies from all over Boston to the Charles Hotel in Cambridge to celebrate (and sample) American lamb. I have photographed this event for 3 years in a row and while I am a vegetarian, as you may know, that doesn’t stop me from loving to photograph this event more and more every year. 18 chefs prepare lamb-based dishes and compete for the Best Dish in their category – Leg, Loin, Shank, or Shoulder – and Best Dish Overall. This year’s top winner was Chef Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA who wowed the crowd, and the judges, with his lamb and kale meatballs (see the photos below).
In addition to some of the best chefs in Massachusetts, the event features local wine and beer makers like the Blue Hills Brewery and specialty food shops like Harvard Sweet Boutique. There is indeed something for everyone at the Lamb Jam, even if you’re a vegetarian like me!