Guacamole, Vodka and Knockouts, OH MY!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

If you’re anything like us, you love food.  And if there’s anything we love as much as food, it’s heated competition.

Enter: Chef Knockout Round 3, which will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. This is not just a showcase of Albuquerque’s best restaurants and chefs, it’s a chance to have fun for a great cause!  Chef Knockout Round 3 benefits The Storehouse food bank in Albuquerque.

The main event, the Chef Knockout involves area chefs competing head to head in 40-minute battles.  Chefs from The Grove Café, McGrath’s, Savoy Bar and Grill, The Corn Maiden, Doubletrees, Casa Vieja, Flying Star and Nob Hill Bar and Grill are all participating.

Surrounding the Knockout are four other palate-pleasing events you won’t want to miss:

The Absolut Vodka Cocktail Challenge: Local bartenders put their mixology and speed skills to the test against one another.  Includes free tasting samples of the very best concoctions and tips from the mixologists on how to shake up your home bar.

Guac-A-Media: A contest among area television, radio, and print reporters and anchors to see who’s the best of the best when it comes to everyone’s favorite green mush. Event goers decide the winner.

Top Caterers of ABQ: A special event to determine the tastiest food from local caterers. Winners are chosen by attendees, who will be bribed with delicious food.

Fastest PB&J in the West: A just-for-kids contest to see who can turn peanut butter, jelly and bread into everyone’s favorite, simple treat. The fastest sandwich makers in each age group will receive a prize!

Ringside seats are $50, general admission tickets are $20, kids 12 and under are $10, and 5 and under are free! The VIP area can be accessed for an additional $20, where more samples, tasting of premium liquors, and private viewing of the competition is available.

Oh, and did we mention that 40 Albuquerque restaurants will be handing out free samples of their best dishes?

We’re getting really excited, so keep watching for additional, mouth-watering information!

Which CK Round 3 event are you most excited about?