St. Pete residents can get a sampling of what some of the city’s most unique restaurants have to offer. Creative Loafing is hosting “Meet the Chefs” at Green Bench Brewery in the Edge District near downtown St. Pete next Wednesday.
The event is set to kickoff the city’s first St. Pete Restaurant Weekend featuring more than 25 restaurants offering three course meals offering the best chefs have to offer.
At the kickoff event December 9 chefs from a variety of restaurants will offer small samplings of various dishes that make each destination one of a kind. Each sample includes an appetizer, soup, salad or entree and will be paired with one of Green Bench Brewing Co’s craft brews.
Foodie heaven begins at 6 p.m. for a limited number of guests. Pre-sale tickets can be ordered here for $40. If seating is available admission the day of the event is $45.
Participants and their succulent offerings are as follows:
Chef Ted Dorsey | The Mill Restaurant
Rum Braised Lamb Belly with Port Salut Boniato Mash and Smoked Jerk Puttanesca paired with Green Bench Saison de Banc Noir
Chef Jeremy Duclut | Cassis American Brasserie
Lobster Bisque with Maine Lobster Salad paired with Green Bench Spring Bloom IPA
Chef Rob Reinsmith | Noble Crust
Fried Green Tomatoes, Tabasco-Honey Glazed Pork Belly, and Pimento Cheese paired with Green Bench Happy Hermit Pale Ale
Chef Michael Crippin | The Moon Under Water
Moon Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice paired with Green Bench IPA
Chefs Johan Everstijn & Patrice Murphy | The Cider Press Cafe
Wild Mushroom Creole Cioppino Soup Kale Romaine Salad with Asian Pear, Red Onion, Candied Pecans, and a Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette paired with Green Bench Rye Saison
Chef Jason Esposito | Engine No. 9
Braised Pork Wing with Fried Pig Ears and Whiskey Apples paired with Green Bench Stay Dry Stout
B.L.G.T Sliders with Bacon Blue Cheese Macaroni Salad paired with Green Bench Sunshine City IPA
Guests can receive one small plate from each vendor as well as a 4 ounce beer sample.
The Food beginning next Friday includes a set $30 charge for a three course meal at any of more than 25 participating locations.