Event: Brewery Ommegang’s second-annual Philly Hop Chef 4/23 – Plus Game of Thrones Beer
As the event date gets closer, more information is coming in about this
thrilling competition, including each competitor’s chosen beer, the
illustrious judges and more.
can be almost as much fun as the competition itself, with each
contestant trying to top the others on social media with teasers about
their dish, playful smack talk and inside jokes,” says Megan Maguire,
Ommegang Market Manager. “But there’s a serious amount of culinary
talent in play, as well, and some awesome prizes – which makes being a
part of Hop Chef even more rewarding.”
one dish each showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing
skills, based on five principles of pairing. The dishes, all paired
with Ommegang beers, are served to a panel of judges and to all
attendees; each chef is on hand and gets 15 minutes to describe and defend his dish to the judges. This year’s Philly Hop Chef will be held at Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden Street, 215-232-2100); tickets are $53.50 per person, with a portion of proceeds going to support the Mural Arts Program and Groundswell.
is available in all 45 states where Ommegang is sold. For specifics, use
the beer locater on Ommegang’s website.
national initiative dedicated to the idea that fine beer deserves its
rightful place at the table with fine foods. The Philadelphia event is
the first in a series of chef’s cook-offs across
the U.S., including other semi-final competitions in Boston, MA;
Chicago, IL; and Albany, NY, culminating in a Grand Hop Chef cook-off at Ommegang’s Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival August 2-4 at the brewery.
Fans and food and beer lovers should follow the chefs on twitter (hashtag #HopChef) as they taste Ommegang beers and create their competition dishes. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.utphilly.com/event/241755-brewery-ommegang-hop-chef-philadelphia/. You can also follow Ommegang on Twitter @BreweryOmmegang and @OmmegangPhilly.