The audience at the 27th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen signature closing event, the Classic Cook-off may be in for a suprise or at least some behind the scenes knife fighting. This year, the annual Classic Cook-Off will become a Classic Quickfire as Bravo’s Top Chef Season IV winner Stephanie Izard takes on the yet unknown Season V winner.
Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will be at the judges table, alongside FOOD & WINE’s Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin. The fourth judge’s seat will be auctioned, with the proceeds benefiting KitchenAid's Cook For The Cure.
On Sunday, June 21, the Top Chef winners will each have approximately 30 minutes to prove who is the true Top Chef. Each chef will have a celebrity sous chef assist them in this challenge. There is a final twist in this Cook-Off, though the judges will comment on the dishes, the audience will have the final vote in this ultimate foodie battle.
Discounted tickets are still on sale for the event at www.foodandwine.com/classic
until March for $1085, $1185 thereafter (save $35 with your Amex card).