Who: Six Philly chefs up for a challenge
What: Hop Chef Philadelphia [tickets]
When: Tues, April 23 at 7 p.m. [invite]
Where: Union Transfer 1026 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Why: Because Great Beer Deserves Great Food® … and now it’s for a great cause.
Brewery Ommegang and Saveur Magazine are returning to Philadelphia for another installment of Hop Chef, the highly anticipated chef competition that lit Twitter ablaze with the friendliest of smack-talk in 2012.
This year, six of Philadelphia’s hottest young chefs will each create one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills. The dishes, all paired with Ommegang ales, will be served to a panel of judges, and to all attendees, to taste and score. As it all goes down, great beer will partner with great food to help out a great cause. A portion of proceeds from Hop Chef Philly will benefit Groundswell and the Mural Arts Program.
The outstanding line-up of competing chefs includes Yun Fuentes of JG Domestic, Lucio Palazzo of La Calaca Feliz, Nick Macri of Southwark, Pat Szoke of The Industry, Eli Kulp of Fork and Mike Deganis of Alla Spina.
Check out the complete 2013 schedule below.