Due to the effects of the on-going pandemic, this year’s festival features a series of virtual interactive feasts with an impressive line-up of five of the city’s most celebrated names: Chefs Michael Lewis (KYU), Michael Schwartz (Amara at Paraiso), Janine Booth & Jeff McInnis (Root & Bone, Stiltsville), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House) and Brad Kilgore (Ember).
The chefs will conduct special “virtual dinners”, allowing guests to purchase carryout meals to enjoy at home for the interactive, multi-course dining experience, which come with all the ingredients necessary for the pork-centric meal with wine and cocktails to pair with each dish. Tickets cost $115 for one person or $200 for two people.
Ready, steady cook.
This year’s festival is also about giving back. Due to the trying effects of the pandemic and restaurant closures on the hospitality industry, 80-percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to the participating restaurants.