Could be fun: Brewery Ommegang is hosting a "Hop Chef" competition in Albany June 8. Basically, it's a group of local chefs competing against each other to see who can make the best dishes using Ommegang beer. From the blurbage:
[I]nnovative Capital Region chefs [will be] imaginatively preparing and pairing dishes with fine Ommegang ales. Each chef creates two dishes showcasing their skills in bringing Great Beer and Great Food to exuberant life. ...
COMPETING CHEFS INCLUDE
Brian Bowden of Creo
Elliot Cunniff of Colonie Golf & Country Club
Marcus Guiliano of Aroma Thyme Bistro
AJ Jayapal of The Mallozzi Family
Rachel Mabb of Bitches Kitchen Catering
Ric Orlando of New World Home Cooking & New World Bistro Bar
Jaime Ortiz of Mazzone Hospitality
Paul Ozimek of Taste
This is the brewery's second "Hop Chef" competition -- the first was in DC this past April (photos, recap).
The Albany event is June 8 (a Friday) at 11 North Pearl from 5:30-8:30 pm. Tickets are $55. If you buy a ticket before May 23, you'll be entered in a drawing to sit at the judges' table.
Ommegang Hop Chef event
11 North Pearl St
Albany, NY 12207
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