Four Semi-Finalists are Determined as Grueling 8 Week Tournament Continues
August 12, 2013 - Baltimore, MD - The Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament, a live, local, interactive culinary competition, completed Round 2 competition last week. The original field of 16 top area chefs is now down to just the four semi-finalists: Iron Bridge Wine Company (Columbia), The Point in Fells (Fells Point), Gourmet Again (Pikesville), and Bond Street Social (Baltimore).
If you’ve been waiting to come out and see this unique competition live, now’s the time, with just three matches left in this summer long competition and tickets going fast!
10% of each ticket sold goes directly to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, the competition’s charity partner.
Tickets*: $35 for general admission (includes tax)
$55 for judging experience (includes tax)
Available for purchase at: www.masondixonmasterchef.com
*Tickets must be purchased in advance for the above pricing. $45/ $65 at the door (if available).
The $35 ticket price includes admission to that night’s competition, wine/spirit tasting, passed hors d’oeuvres during happy hour (5:30 – 7:00pm), dessert and coffee bar, all taxes and a 10% donation to charity. Tickets are on sale now, and are expected to sell out quickly!
The line-up for August 19 and 20 matches in “Battle Italy” include:
Match 13: Monday, August 19 - Chef Jeff Keeney of The Point in Fells versus Chef Christopher Lewis of Iron Bridge Wine Company
Match 14: Tuesday, August 20 – Chef Melissa Fordham of Gourmet Again versus Chef Neill Howell of Bond Street Social
Featured products for the semi-finals will include:
· Veal hip sirloin, veal hangar, and veal short ribs from Marcho Farms
· Cerignola red olives, Farro semi-pearled umbria, balsamic vinegar, and Castelvetrano pitted olives from Roland Foods
· La marzano tomato from Manzo Food
· Sardinian crisp bread with evo and Camp Corto from DeMedici
· Fontana prosciutto and agriform Grana Padono cheese from Atalanta
· Italian hot sausage from Logan Sausage
· Burrata cheese from BelGioso
The line-up for the August 27th Final Championship match “Battle New York” will be the winners of the above semi-final matches.
Happy Hour each evening will feature a complementary wine or spirit tasting, hors d’oeuvres, as well as special pricing on drinks and food for purchase from Mari Luna Bistro both days. Guests will also enjoy a complementary dessert bar and coffee to top off their evening. Event details available at: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/about-the-tournament/menu.php?match_id=59
When & Where:
5:30 -7:00p.m. – Happy Hour (free appetizers and wine/spirit tasting)
6:30 p.m. – Cold Prep Begins
7:00 p.m. – Chef Competition
8:00pm – Judging Begins (complementary dessert and coffee bar for all guests)
Mari Luna Bistro
1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
About The Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament
More information available at www.MasonDixonMasterChef.com, on Twitter @MDMasterChef, and Facebook at Mason Dixon Master Chef.