First look at the food coming to Universal's 'Top Chef' festival

February 10, 2020, 9:03 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood today released more details about its first-ever Bravo's Top Chef Food & Wine Festival, which runs for two nights next month.

The after-hours, hard-ticket event will feature "cheftestants" from the upcoming Top Chef Season 17 – All Stars LA, which premieres the first night of the festival, Thursday, March 19. Participants will include Eric Adjepong, Jennifer Carroll, Stephanie Cmar, Lisa Fernandes, Kevin Gillespie, Jamie Lynch, Brian Malarkey, and Joe Sasto.

Two-time Top Chef participant and season 14 runner-up Shirley Chung will moderate a panel discussion with the show participants and she also has been consulting with the Universal Studios Hollywood culinary team on the event's menu, for which the park released a first look today.

Some of the dishes served at the event will include (picture below, clockwise from top) Roasted Red Snapper with Green Tomato Salsa Verde, Drunken Doughnuts with Champagne Raspberry Jam, Lechon with Papaya Pico di Gallo, and Yuzu Aguachile with Dragonfruit & Avocado.

Bravo's Top Chef Food & Wine Festival food
Photo courtesy Universal

The all-inclusive event also will serve a selection of wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails. As a result, admission is limited to guests age 21 and older.

The festival also will include live Quickfire Challenges with the season 17 participants, photo ops with the chefs, other live entertainment and a "keepsake gift" for visitors. VIP passes are sold out, but general admission remains available for $179, as well as a day/night combo ticket for $199 that includes afternoon admission to Universal Studios Hollywood on your same day of the festival.

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Replies (2)

February 11, 2020 at 9:18 AM

I don't think two nights constitutes a "festival".

February 12, 2020 at 4:19 AM

From the oxford english dictionary:

a day or period of celebration, typically for religious reasons


I will stop being an a-hole now

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