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The Good Eats & Meets group is at it again. We are getting the best amateur Cooks in Charlotte for our Sixth Annual Italian Cook-Off. So, get ready for an afternoon filled with delectable non-stop food and wine. Enough to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! ALL THIS IN THE NAME OF FOOD, FUN AND SOME BRAGGING RIGHTS!
AN AWESOME UPDATE: For the listening pleasure of all attending, we will have the great jazz music skills of Ziad Rabie and a portion of his Quartet.
ATTENTION-We are asking everyone to park on the street along the house and NOT in the driveway. Thanks so much!
Details: The Italian Cook-Off will take place at a private mansion in the South Charlotte area. The event will take place from 4pm until 8pm. We will be offering dishes from the following three categories.
1. BEST ANTIPASTO or SOUP or APPETIZER
2. BEST PASTA or ENTREE
3. BEST DESSERT
The best part is that by attending YOU ARE THE JUDGE and you can try EVERYTHING!!! Yes, simply by eating the offerings of the cooks, you get to vote on your favorites. Your only other duty is two bring 2 bottles of wine (this is mandatory).
NON-COOKERS: Bring 2 bottles of wine (and any other beverages is optional) for everyone to enjoy. (We will be checking the wine in at the door, so make sure to bring your 2 bottles). Please bring a wine for everyone to enjoy.
NON-COOKER ADMISSION: $15 advance/ $20 at the door. Cover charge is to help cover eating utensils, disposables, and of course, cash and prizes. Proper Attire is expected.
RULES FOR CONTESTANTS: Make enough food for as many people to taste as you can (remember, each person who tries your dish will be voting so the more you make, the more people get to try it and vote on it!). Ideally, make at least 50-100 small sample portions.
For those wanting to Cook and Compete, choose one or more of the categories above and include your details via email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The link to get your tickets...
COOKER ADMISSION: For those cooking, the cover will be only $5 and your dish. YouWILL NOT have to provide wine.
We will be having a Winner and a Runner-Up for each category (both will win a combo of CASH and PRIZES, (the value will vary depending on attendance) so give it your best shot!! We will also have a winner for the Best Overall Dish!!!
Bring your own tray and/or serving utensils. A full service kitchen is available if you need to heat or refrigerate any food at the last minute. Please keep in mind, however, that the food should be prepared at home as space is very limited. Please be at the venue by 3pm to set up.
Winners will be announced around 7:00pm.
Payment options: online by credit card (on the Good Eats and Meets site), here or cash/credit at the door (no checks please).
A GREAT Promo Opportunity For Business Owners:
To make this event even more successful, we wanted to raise the bar for this event. So, if you are a business owner, we are hoping that you would want to donate your services or goods for Good Eats and Meets to use as prizes for this event. You will get some free admissions and the chance to advertise your business to the entire group of people attending the event!!
Here is the DEAL:
If you have another idea that works for your business, please message me with your thoughts.
The event is expected to end around 8pm. We look forward to enjoying a wonderful time with you! Buon Appetito!!
The link to get your tickets...
Grazie millie y felice mangiare,
Richard Gruica aka Foodzilla
About Good Eats and Meets-With 4,000+ FREE members, Good Eats and Meets-Charlotte is the largest dining and socializing group in the country. In addition, we also have over 6,000+ on Facebook and another 1,800+ on Twitter. The group brings people of all ages and walks of life together in the European style of “breaking bread” over great food, drink and friendship.
Find out more about us at the following...
When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 4:00 PM
Where: Ali's House
9507 Wood Valley Lane
Charlotte, NC 28270
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)
You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup.