Monday, January 11, 2010

All-Star Burger Bash: February 1

Chef Ken Oringer has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged his colleagues to a Burger-thon!

A friendly competition between some of Boston's top chefs is being planned to attract ardent hamburger-philes, while benefiting Autism Speaks, a national organization dedicated to funding research into autism’s causes, prevention, treatment and cure.

On Monday, February 1 from 6pm-9pm, in the Nine Zero Hotel, James Beard Award-winning chef Ken Oringer will pit the talents of his KO Prime kitchen team against those of nine contenders, chosen for their fanatical dedication to ground beef. They are:

Andy Husbands, Tremont 647

Brooke Vasika, The Bristol Lounge @ The Four Seasons

Jamie Bissonette,
Toro and Coppa

Jay Haaj, Mike's City Diner

Josh Buehler and Ken Oringer,
KO Prime

Louis di Biccari,
Sel De La Terre

Michael Schlow,
Radius and Via Matta

Ming Tsai, Blue Ginger

Tyler Potter, The Lower Depths

Greg Reeves,
Green Street Grill

Your $25 admission to the All Star Burger Bash entitles attendees to taste each chef’s burger (10 total). Scorecards will allow tasters cast a vote for the tastiest meat patty of the evening.

Boston’s Burger Bash serves as a practice run for the TV Food Network/ Food and Wine Magazine sponsored version coming up in Miami’s South Beach in a few weeks. There, Ken Oringer will compete against other renowned chefs for national bragging rights.

Burger Bash judges Andrew Rimas (author of “Beef: The Untold Story”) and food writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (whose "Burger Lab" column runs weekly in will tally the results and present an engraved trophy to the winner.

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