Updated: Congratulations to Chef Jeff Strom of Koho Bistro, Iron Chef Eugene 2012!
Don’t forget about the Bite of Eugene festival, tomorrow, Friday, July 20, from 3-10 p.m.
The Iron Chef competition will feature battles among four local restaurants: Chef Codi Lapoint of Falling Sky Brewery and Chef Anthony Parshall of Lewis & Clark Catering will face Chef Adam Peterson of Wild Duck Café and Chef Jeff Strom of Koho Bistro. (Edited to add: Previous reports that Chef Mike Meyer of Red Agave was a competitor were mistaken.) Celebrity guest judges will include Boris Wiedenfeld, Lance Sparks, and last year’s Iron Chef Eugene, Chef Heidi Tunnell. To give you a taste of what’s to come, check out some of the dishes in the championship battle of 2011!
And keep in mind that the action extends to sampling other eatery “bites” from local venues like Café 440, Cornbread Cafe, Davis Restaurant, Delacata, Excelsior, Falling Sky, Rabbit Bistro & Bar, and Wild Duck Café, Coconut Bliss, Divine Cupcake, and co-sponsor Lochmead Dairy. (if I missed anyone, let me know!) A $5 suggested donation will support the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition. There will be plenty of bike parking, music, and an area for the kids.