Western PA Lamb Cook-Off and Festival 2018

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Presented by Pure Bred from Chef Thomas Keller and Elysian Fields, TABLE Magazine, and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh — the second annual Western Pennsylvania Lamb Festival + Cook-Off on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Renowned worldwide for producing America’s best lamb, Western Pennsylvania is also on the map for some of the most remarkable new chef talent in the county. The event is slated to be an all-star cook-off, with 10+ chef teams from Pittsburgh’s most prominent restaurants, as well as guest chefs visiting from award-winning eateries in neighboring states.

$65 for adults

$25 for kids, 12 and under 

Free for kids, 4 and under

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A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation!

 

TEAM 1
Jennifer Gerasole – Girasole

Kate Romane – Black Radish Kitchen

Sherri Leiphart – Black Radish Kitchen

Jessica Lewis – Or, the Whale, Merchant Oyster Co. SPR Gold

Jamilka Borges – Independent Brewing Co., Lorelei, Hidden Harbor

 

TEAM 2
Brooks Hart – Or, the Whale SPR Gold

Scott Walton – Acorn

John Patterson – FORK RESTAURANT (Phila.)

 

TEAM 3

Julio Peraza — fl.2 at Fairmont Pittsburgh

Chef Jason Purcell – Garrison at Fairmont Austin (Austin, Texas)

Chef Brian Howard – Sparrow + Wolf (Las Vegas)

 

TEAM 4
Brandon Fisher – Union Standard

Ben Sloan – Kaya SPR Gold

Will Randall – The Rivers Club

 

TEAM 5
Brandon Blumenfeld – Scratch F&B SPR SILVER

Curtis Gamble – Station

Brian Barcus – The Commoner SPR SILVER

Andrew Garbarino – Twisted Frenchman SPR SILVER

 

TEAM 6
Daniel Walker – Lidia’s Pittsburgh SPR Gold

Jon Sterrett — Senti SPR Gold

 

TEAM 7
Derek Burnell – Cantina, Umami

Roger Li – Umami, Ki Ramen

Dan Kern – 1201 Kitchen, Bird, Noosa – Erie

 

TEAM 8
Michael Smalis — The Greek Gourmet

Matt Bournias — Pastitsio

Valentina Vavasis — Greek food critic

 

TEAM 9
Bethany Zozula – Whitfield

Lily Tran – Soba SPR Gold

Pat Sheerin — City Mouse (Chicago)

 

TEAM 10
Sam DiBattista – Vivo Kitchen

Dom Branduzzi – Piccolo Forno, Grapperia

Stephen Felder – Stagioni

Joe Tambellini – Joseph Tambellini Restaurant

 

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