DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET SEES 3 TOP CHEFS SQUARE OFF.
Mimicking popular television chef show formats, local chefs compete for a live audience.
Salt Lake City (September 7, 2012) – The 7th annual Chef’s Showdown at the Farmers Market is set for September 15, 2012. From 10AM-1PM, watch three of Salt Lake City’s best chefs compete for bragging rights and help kick off the 2012 Downtown Dine O’Round.
Using the Downtown Farmers Market as their pantry as well as a secret market ingredient picked by Farmers Market Staff, the chefs will create both a main course and dessert. Appetizers will be provided for the crowd as part of a new component of the Showdown. Two awards will be issued: People’s Choice Best Appetizer and Best Overall.
“I always look forward to the Chef Showdown at the Downtown Farmers Market. It’s inspiring to see how SLC’s top chefs incorporate fresh, local ingredients in their dishes,” said Kim Angeli, Downtown Farmers Market Director. “This year’s competitors exemplify the continued growth of the local food movement on downtown menus, and Downtown Dine O Round gives you a reason to dine out and indulge your taste buds.”
Participants include Matt Lake of zY Restaurant, Erik Daniel of Plum Alley, and David Tofte of Pallet. Judges are Becky Rosenthal of SLC Foodie/Vintage Mixer, Mary Malouf of SL Magazine, Chantelle Bourdeaux of A Priori Foods, and Andrew Wallace of the Downtown Alliance.
From September 14-30, sample over 40 different restaurants during the Downtown Dine O’Round. Restaurants will feature a special promotion with two-item lunches priced at either $5 or $10 and three-course dinners for $15 or $30. Whether you are a seasoned restaurant goer or downtown dining rookie, this a great opportunity to try some of downtown’s best.
The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center forculture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org