I figure (at least, I hope!) I have some local readers so I wanted to share an event I’m attending and see if anyone else I “know” might be going!
Next Sunday, January 31st, the 2010 Worcester’s Best Chef competition is taking place at Union Station. I know what you Bostonians are thinking. Why the heck would I drive to Worcester to get good food? Well I assure you, we’ve got plenty of it – so much that I often find it hard to justify making the east-bound trip for good dining.
This event, hosted by Billy Costa and featuring some celebrity judges, will round up a bunch of the best local chefs and attendees will get to taste everything and vote on their favorites. There is also a wine tasting. Needless to say, I plan to arrive with my belly empty!
I’m really looking forward to this as a chance to try some new samplings from the chefs at my favorite restaurants, and hopefully discover some new places to visit. Just last night, Ben and I ate at Yama Zakura in Northboro. (Most definitely worth the trip from anywhere in MA!) We were reminded that Chef Anna won the judges’ choice award in this competition two years ago, and we were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to chat with her about this year’s event. She gave us some hints about what she is making, and her enthusiasm certainly bumped up my own by a few notches. If even half of these chefs share the same passion and talent as Anna, it’s going to be a most delicious evening!
So, is anyone out there already planning to attend? If not, would you like to? You can purchase your tickets by heading over to event website. Certainly let me know if you are going so we can plan to meet up!