Iron Chef Tucson

As I mentioned in an earlier post the heat is on in Tucson but foodies are keeping cool with a variety of delicious events.

This weekend finds everyone heading to Westin La Paloma for the annual Original Stella Artois Iron Chef Competition and Culinary Experience.

Along with a full day of events, two local chefs will battle it out for the title of the Iron Chef Tucson.

Last year’s champ, Danny Perez Danny-Perez-620x400

of the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa will face Javier Castro from the Casino del Sol Resort. This is the 10th year of this competition and as in the past the two talented chefs will go head to head to create true “a la minute dish.” There will be a “surprise” ingredient, three judges and lively commentary.

Other events though out the day include cooking demonstrations, displays of the latest kitchen and BBQ equipment, food prepped by other local chefs, libations galore and three panel discussions about the past, present and future of the Tucson food scene, The panel will be led by Matt RussellDSCN0672 of On the Menu Live …. with Matt Russell radio show and also include Andi Berlin, food writer from the Arizona Daily Star andi & adam

and Adam Lehrman, from Tucson Foodie website and me.

What a great way to stay cool and enjoy the wonders of Tucson’s culinary scene.