Join myself and the husband on June 6th as we head to Cool Springs Galleria for a fun, fab event! Want the Who, What, When, Where? Peep the details below!
WHAT: This summer, Macy’s launched a national search for the next “Macy’s Great American Grilling Guru” to find the country’s greatest grill chef. Folks from around the nation submitted their prized recipes along with images of their finished dishes for a chance to win a spot in the Sizzle Showdown. Previously held in Atlanta and New York City, the competition, now in its third year, is coming to Nashville!
Six finalists will compete in the Showdown on Saturday, June 6 at Macy’s Cool Springs Galleria and judged by Macy’s Culinary Council chefs Michelle Bernstein and Stephanie Izard with host Wells Adams from Lightning 100. The winner will be announced immediately following the competition and will receive the grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to the 2016 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in New York City.
MORE: The family friendly event is FREE and open to the public. There will be plenty of musical performances by local bands, samples of food from various local restaurants as well as from our Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs, giveaways and more. The first 100 customers receive a free selfie stick. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Plus, with any purchase of $50 or more in the Home Department, receive a $10 Macy’s gift card, special grilling gifts and an opportunity to meet chefs Bernstein and Izard.
WHERE: Macy’s Cool Springs Galleria, Outdoor Parking Lot Area 1790 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067
WHO: Chef Michelle Bernstein, a Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. Bernstein is a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008).
In addition, the chef owns/operates MBC Michelle Bernstein Catering Company, a full-service catering company as well as her wildly popular café concept, Crumb on Parchment, and is developing a new concept to open winter 2015 in the space which formerly housed her namesake Michy’s restaurant. Bernstein dedicates time to Common Threads an after-school program for underprivileged kids and regularly appears on an array of national TV shows, from Top Chef to Good Morning America. Bernstein also hosts the PBS weekly television series, Check, Please! South Florida. She consults for Delta Airlines, Nespresso and Ruinart. She is a member of Lexus Culinary Master and Macy’s Culinary Council. In addition, she recently joined IMUSA’s panel of chef ambassadors to help unveil the Global Kitchen line
Chef Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes” recipient 2013, and 2011 Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” is the Executive Chef/Partner of two Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat and Little Goat. A 2011 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up to Girl & the Goat, encompasses a diner, coffee shop, bakery and bar.
Izard was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 4/2008) and is the only winner of the original version of the show to take the title of “Fan Favorite.” Among other recent projects, Izard launched a product line called “The Flavor, By Stephanie Izard,” consisting of sauces and spices available for purchase for the home cook. Izard’s first book, “Girl in the Kitchen,” was released in the fall of 2011 (Chronicle).
MEET THE SIX FINALISTS:
Adam from Franklin, TN with the Korean Barbeque Duck Crepe-orito (A local is competing!)
Rosalyn from Smyrna, GA with the Sorghum Syrup Peanut Butter Spicy Baby Back Ribs
Eric from Overland Park, KS with the Brazilian Chicken Lollipops & Spicy Caipirinha Rum Glaze
Lauren from Dripping Springs, TX with the Ancho Orange Grilled Shrimp over Mexican Street Corn Polenta
Linda from Englewood, FL with the Chorizo Bacon Double Burger
Veronica from Glastonbury, CT with the All-American Grilled Duck Pizza
SO grab the family and join us for a fun day!
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