Presented by TABLE Magazine and Pure Bred from Chef Thomas Keller and Elysian Fields, the third annual Western Pennsylvania Lamb Festival + Cook-Off will be hosted on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Renowned worldwide for producing America’s best lamb, Western Pennsylvania is also on the map for some of the most remarkable new chef talent in the country.
Come and join us for an all-star cook-off, with 10 collaborative chef teams from Pittsburgh’s most prominent restaurants, as well as guest chefs visiting from award-winning eateries in neighboring states. This year’s “Lamb Fest” is being hosted in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District neighborhood on 26th Street, between Railroad and Smallman Streets. Join us for an unforgettable, unmatched culinary experience!
Headlining chefs hoping to capture both the People’s and Critic’s Choice awards are: Jennifer Girasole (Girasole), Jessica Lewis (Spirits & Tales), Kristin Butterworth (Lautrec), Julio Peraza (Floor 2 at Fairmont Pittsburgh), Will Randall (Meat & Potatoes), Justin Steel (Bar Marco), Chris O’Brien (Scratch Food & Beverage), Brian Hammond (Siempre Algo), Curtis Gamble (Station), Jon Sterrett (Senti), Derek Burnell (Round Corner Cantina and Umami Pgh), Roger Li (Umami Pghand Ki Ramen Pgh), Dan Kern (1201 Kitchen, Bird and Noosa in Erie), Lily Tran (Soba), Sam DiBattista (Vivo Restaurant). Dom Branduzzi (Piccolo Forno and Grapperia), Justin Severino (Morcilla), Michele Savoia (Dish Osteria and Bar), Anthony Falcon (Gaucho Parrilla Argentina) and Nate Hobart (Morcilla).