Saturday, April 30, 2011

WNC Chefs Challenge 2011 Quarterfinals Begin with Bistro at Biltmore VS. Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café

Round Two - The Quarterfinals !

The winners of Round One of the WNC Chef's Challenge held at Cucina24 will square off against each other now in Round Two.  The winners to date are Bistro at Biltmore, Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café, Lexington Ave. Brewery, Chef's Table, Posana Café, Sunburst Trout Company, Knife & Fork and The Orchard at Broadmoor.  The Chefs from each of these local culinary haunts have made it through the first round challenge and are heating up the kitchen again to see which of them make it through the next challenge round.

On Monday, May 2, the first to head into the quarterfinals are Chef Michael Gonzalez of Bistro at Biltmore and Chef Greg King of Pomodoros Greek and Italian Café.  Each will bring his team back to face off again in front of a live audience who will eventually judge them and select the winner.  The competitions each Monday are held at Cucina24 on Wall Street in downtown Asheville, click here for directions.

At each heat, two teams are given a secret ingredient to be featured in their culinary creations. Diners enjoy six dishes – three from each team – but are not told who has made each course. The diners then score the dishes using the same guidelines as a professional food critic to determine who advances to the next round. The top two competitors will face off during the finale at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting in August. The WNC Chefs Challenge offers a unique way to participate in the pressure-filled environment of a world-class culinary competition.

Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $49. (excludes tax, beverages, and a 20% auto-gratuity that will be added to each final bill)
Tickets:  Click here.

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