CHICAGO- The Chicago Reader, the nationally renowned and award-winning alt weekly, will
host the second annual Key Ingredient Cook-Off on May 9 from 7-10 PM at the Museum of
Broadcast Communications (360 N. State).
The Key Ingredient Cook-Off is inspired by the Reader’s popular series in which chefs challenge fellow chefs to make a dish with a chosen ingredient. Twenty-five of Chicago’s most outstanding chefs will try their hand at creating a signature dish using one of five unusual ingredients. The $65 ticket price includes tastings from chefs, cocktails made with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Herradura and Finlandia, wine from Sonoma Cutrer and Chicago’s City Winery, and craft beer. Tickets can be purchased starting April 3 at keyingredientcookoff.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Common Threads, a national nonprofit organization that is committed to educating underserved communities about healthy food choices through hands-on experiences. Guests will enjoy tastings from Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice (winner of last year’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off), Dana Cree of Blackbird, Chris Pandel of the Bristol and Balena, Aaron Arnett of Davanti Enoteca, Hillary Sundberg of Dusek’s, Christopher Teixeira of Homestead on the Roof, Paula Haney of Hoosier Mama Pie, Duncan Biddulph of Kinmont, Joseph Rose of Lockwood, Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe, Meg Galus of NoMI, Courtney Joseph of Takashi, Barry Sorkin of Smoque BBQ, John Asbaty formally of Panozzo’s, Mark Steer of Carriage House, Michael Galen of The Bedford, Andrew Deuel of Tesori, Evan Percoco and more. Attendees will have the chance to vote for their favorite dish with each ingredient and judges will be picking their overall favorites.
For more information about the participating restaurants and the schedule of events,
Here is a link from last years review<—-
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