2nd Annual Chef Showdown, Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7-11PM
If you are looking for a VIP Night on the town, head out to South Beach Friday, October 23rd and get your competitive juices flowing at the 2nd Annual Chef Showdown, hosted by Range Rover, Whole Foods, & Bacardi, where 12 chefs compete in 6 battles and YOU are the judge. If you’re competitive juices aren’t flowing yet, the 2015 theme of “Fight Night” will make you feel ringside, just remember to take off your boxing gloves and whip out your forks before digging in.
Ready to eat? The 2015 Chef Showdown features competitions in Shrimp, Tuna, Surf & Turf, Taco, Octopus, and the evening’s main event, Lobster, where Chef Ralph Pagano, owner of Naked Taco and also the event’s Master of Ceremonies, is paired against Miami Beach seafood master, Joe’s Stone Crab and Chef Andre Bienvenu. “In the kitchen, as far as I know, size has yet to matter. We’ve got a dish that can go up against the best, and in this case, that’s exactly what’s going to happen”, said Pagano. Showdown competitions include Coyo versus Bodega in Battle Taco, and Red, the Steakhouse versus Smith & Wollensky in Battle Surf & Turf, Poseidon versus Alter in Battle Octopus, CIBO versus Mondrian Hotel in Battle Shrimp, and Oceanaire versus Drunken Dragon in Battle Tuna.
Each restaurant will host stations so guests can indulge and vote on their favorite restaurant in each category before they battle it out on stage for champion status. Additionally, the event will feature a FULL Sustainable Seafood showcase from hosting sponsors at Whole Foods Market, a wine pairing experience from title sponsors, Hess Collection, which will be paired with sushi from the new SOHO Bay on South Beach, oyster girls showcasing oysters from Midtown Oyster Bar, complimentary cocktails sponsored by Bacardi and Heineken Light, DJ, dancing, raffles, auctions, and so much more. It is an event for the TOP SEAFOODIES out there.
For more information & to purchase tickets, please visit sobeseafoodfest.com. Follow us @SobeSeafoodFest and #SobeSeafood!