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Brewery Ommegang Hop Chef Competition
World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
Philadelphia, PA
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Brewery Ommegang Hop Chef Competition
Join us at World Cafe Live for the third Brewery Ommegang Hop Chef Competition. Local chefs will be preparing and pairing dishes with Ommegang beers based off of 5 different pairing principles.


Joe Cicala - Le Virtu
Scott Schroeder - South Philly Taproom  
George Sabatino - Stateside
Jason Cichonski- Ela
Nick Elmi - Rittenhouse Tavern
Jon Cichon - Lacroix Restaurant

1. Simple pairing  The direct interaction between food and beer - from taking a bite of the food and a sip of the beer.

2. Incorporation  This is the utilization of beer in the cooking process. Using it as a marinade or in a brine, adding it to a sauce or using it as a braising liquid are some of the ways incorporation pairing works.

3. Mimicking  One of the most difficult pairings, mimic pairings are the act of matching the flavor profile of a dish with the flavor profile of a beer. It is difficult because not only do you have to understand the flavor profiles of the individual ingredients of the dish, but also the beer such as the type of hops, malt and yeast being used.

4. Story Telling  Beer, like food, has a great history behind it. Not just how it was made, but why.

5. Experimental  This type of pairing is the most fun by far. It is finding a way to make the beer the main star of a dish, often by being the primary ingredient.

Who will win the bragging rights? And the chance to compete for the Hop Chef crown at our yearly Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival at the brewery? Join us and see. And taste. And drink.

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World Cafe Live (Upstairs) (View)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 21


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