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SeptEMBER 29, 2019

In The Strip District

TABLE Magazine and Pure Bred Lamb by Elysian Fields and Chef Thomas Keller present the third-annual Western PA Lamb Cook-off. 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 collaborative chef teams from Pittsburgh’s most prominent restaurants, as well as guest chefs visiting from award-winning eateries in neighboring states. This year’s “Lamb Fest” is being hosted in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District neighborhood on 26th Street, between Railroad and Smallman Streets. Join us for an unforgettable, unmatched culinary experience!

General admission tickets ($65) get guests unlimited tastings from 10 all-star chef teams, live music on stage, local vendors and giveaways, plus swag bag. Wine and beer will be available for $5 and $10, as well as cocktails by Bar Marco and Cinderlands Beer.

VIP tickets ($100) get guests FREE parking at the HUB, shorter drink lines for VIP-only bars, exclusive access to the Kingfly Spirits VIP “Speakeasy,” a complimentary welcome cocktail at Kingfly, exclusive access to the outdoor VIP patio and judges area, and a VIP swag bag.


Justin Severino – CureMorcilla, Larder

Sam DiBattista – Vivo Kitchen

Dom Branduzzi – Piccolo FornoGrapperia

Derek Burnell – Round Corner CantinaEl BurroUmami

Roger Li – UmamiKi Ramen

 Dan Kern – 1201 KitchenBirdNoosa – Erie

Jennifer Gerasole – Girasole

Curtis Gamble – Station

Bethany Zozula – Whitfield at the Ace Hotel

Nathan and Jacqueline Schoedel – The Speckled Egg

Veda Sankaran – Jelsa by Veda

Itha Cao – The Hungry Cow

Leila Khalil – Khalil’s

Neyla Nogueira – Casa Brasil

Palak Patel -

Scott Walton – Acorn

Chef Will Randal

Kristin Butterworth – Lautrec

Julio Peraza – fl.2

Matt Woods – Bar Marco

Jon Sterrett – Senti

Michael Wedge – Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

Lily Tran – Soba

Michele Savoia – Dish Osteria

Nate Hobart – Morcilla

Danielle Felix – Lunchbox Pop-up

Brian Wiltrout – Morcilla, Salty Pork Bits

Zach Behm – Larder

Chris O'Brien – Scratch F&B 

Joe Kiefer – Cinderlands Beer Co.

Chris McKenna – Rivers Club

Josh Ross – Con Alma

David DeVoss – Sewickley Tavern

Kristin Butterworth – Lautrec

Pattry Duffy – Rockwells

Kareen Brown – Barattolo

Kyle Zaccagni – Aqueous

Anthony Falcon – Gaucho

*Congratulations to these Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants who have achieved excellence in sustainable business practices at their restaurants. Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants is our valued zero waste/water station sponsor of the Western PA Lamb Cook-off. Learn more about Sustainable Restaurants Pittsburgh and find your next fresh, local, sustainable meal at: