Campfire Cookoff in Central Park
From The Strong Buzz via Gary..
If you haven’t been able to escape the city this summer, Backpacker Magazine, NYC Parks and Recreation, and Victorinox Swiss Army are taking you away to the great outdoors (via Central Park) this weekend as they host their annual Campfire Cooking Challenge.
Competing this year are three chefs from around the country who are taking their kitchens outside without hesitation: Tim Love (The Love Shack & Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Ft. Worth, TX), Melissa Perello (of the upcoming Frances in San Francisco, CA) and Chris Santos (The Stanton Social in New York City, NY).
Armed with only camping stoves, a cutting board, wild-grown produce, Victorinox Swiss Army cutlery, and a slim choice of proteins, these chefs will face off in a high-heat battle for title of King of the Campfire! Come out to the park and watch as the chefs are judged by chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, among others.
The Campfire Cookoff is free and will be held Saturday on Dead Road between the Bandshell at 72nd Street and Sheep Meadow in Central Park, NYC.