Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
Head to Petit Robert Central on Sunday, June 26th to watch three chefs battle to the death – ok, not to the death, buts it is going to be intense. The first annual Downtown Chef Showdown will feature Marc Orfaly (of Pigalle and Marco), Marc Thompson (of Stoddard’s) and Jason Santos (formally of Gargoyles and soon to be of Blue Inc.) squaring off in an epic culinary battle. Here’s how it’ll all go down: while guests are enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and the open bar, the tough trio will head to the kitchen to prepare a dish featuring a surprise ingredient for judges chef Jacky Robert and HGTV personality Taniya Nayak (not to mention a smattering of samples for guests). Every vote counts too – judges’ and attendees’ opinions of the dishes will each count for 50% of the total score to crown a champion – now that’s democracy in action. The competitive action gets underway at 5:30pm and tickets, which can be purchased online, will set you back $50. Don’t miss out on the chance to see who holds culinary dominion over the downtown scene.