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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chef Showdown @ Farmers Market (SLC: Sept 11)

September 2, 2010                                                                                            


Contact: Danica Farley
Phone: 801.419.8544

Chef Showdown at the Downtown Farmers Market: September 11
Three Chefs, Three courses, Three hours

Salt Lake City- The Downtown Farmers Market presents the fifth annual Chef Showdown in historic Pioneer Park (300 West and 300 South). Three chefs from downtown restaurants will have one hour to prepare three courses, using products (plus one secret ingredient) they purchased at the Market the morning of September 11—think Iron Chef with the Farmers Market as the pantry.

Participating chefs are: Nathan Powers from Bambara (last year’s champion), Jerry Liedtke from The Tin Angel and Charlie Perry from Eva.

The secret ingredient must be used in the appetizer, entrée and dessert. Chefs will be given time to plan their menu and $60 to shop at the Market for the finest and freshest products from local growers and food vendors. They’ll choose from plums, peaches, berries, heirloom tomatoes, greens, sweet corn, melons, herbs, carrots, artisan cheese, lamb, beef, seafood and much more.

Judges are local food writers Mary Malouf, Ted Scheffler and Kathy Stephenson. Awards will be presented for the best chef and most creative dish. KRCL radio personality Circus Brown will emcee the event.

10:30 a.m.: Introductions and show begins
10:45-11:30 a.m.: Menu planning and shopping
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Cooking
12:30-1:00 p.m.: Final judging and awards

The Chef Showdown promotes the 8th annual downtown Dine O’Round: Sept. 17-Oct. 2.
Forty-three of Salt Lake City’s best downtown restaurants extend a special invitation to enjoy dining at an exceptional price. In addition to the regular menu, participating restaurants offer a three-course dinner for $15 or $30 per person; some also offer a two-course lunch for $5 or $10.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.dineoround.com .

The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org.

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