The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series is Back! It's unlike any other dinner experience in the country! Taste course-by-course during a series of 15 dinner competitions hosted in four regions of the state throughout the year. Each evening, two restaurants “battle” it out side by side in a single elimination, “Iron Chef”-style format. As our guest, you get to savor a six-course menu (three courses from each chef without knowing whose food you’re tasting) created around a “secret” North Carolina ingredient. The secret ingredient is revealed to the chefs only an hour before they start cooking and it must be used in each of their three courses.
Here’s the twist: You decide the winner! Diners, alongside culinary and guest judges, will rate each dish and determine who moves to the next round and who goes home. At stake in each series is a grand prize of $2,000 and a coveted “Red Chef Jacket.” Blowing Rock, Wilmington, Raleigh, and Greensboro host this year’s high-pressure series. Tickets for each dinner cost $59 excluding beverage and tax. Tickets for semifinal and final rounds are $59. Join us for as many dinners as you like. Be sure to order tickets for the final dinners early as they will fill up fast. For more information on each series or to purchase tickets today, click on the individual event links to the right. The kitchen is heating up—it’s time to “Grill or BE Grilled!” Competition begins in February.
Persimmon's own Chef Gerry Fong will compete again! For more info and dates visit www.competitiondining.com