It’s time we talked about the 600 pounds of pork in the room. That is what’s on the menu for the CCVI Food Fight 5: A Whole New Animal, the annual benefit for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, slated for Monday, February 3, at 6 p.m. at The Foundation (1221 Union).
Three teams of two chefs — Broadway Butcher Shop’s Stuart Aldridge and 801 Chophouse’s Julio Juarez, Happy Gillis’ Josh Eans and Cafe Sebastienne’s Janet Ross, and Pig & Finch’s John Smith with Farm to Market’s Max Watson (formerly of Remedy) — will each receive a whole pig next week. The teams will break down the pig and prepare a collection of dishes for the event attendees.
The diners will then vote for the People’s Choice Award. The Food Fight Champion will be decided by another panel composed of Feed Me KC’s Emily Farris, The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange’s Howard Hanna, Sam Hiersteiner and The Kansas City Star’s Steve Paul. A fifth judging seat will be auctioned off that night. Dave Crum, general manager for Arrowhead Specialty Meats, and Jennifer Maloney, executive chef for Cafe Sebastienne, will serve as the honorary chefs for the evening.
In addition to the culinary competition, the event features tasting stations. Aces Cake Shop, Broadway Roasting Company, Collection, Extra Virgin, The Local Pig, Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, Room 39 and Trezo Mare, will join stations from the chef-testants home restaurants.
There are about 30 tickets left. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. They can be purchased online.[Image via CCVI]