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While the Great Chefs Event has more than enough to offer by way of food and chefs to appeal to anyone even marginally interested in food, it’s easy to forget that the event also boasts an impressive lineup of drinks providers.
To begin with Philly’s favorite beverage, there will be plenty of beer—and good beer at that. The breweries present always bring out their top-notch stuff, and shouldn’t be missed. Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet from Victory will be present, as will Tom Kehoe of Yards and Carol Stoudt of Stoudt’s. Brooklyn Brewery will be represented, and Tom Kehoe of Monk’s Café will be in attendance, usually with an assortment of Russian River bottles.
If you tend more towards wine than beer, worry not. Joe Campanale from Annola Wine will be pouring, and you can also look forward to selections from Vine Street Imports and Soilair Selection. Nicola Lenci of Fattoria di Magliano, a winery in the Tuscan region of Italy, will also be serving up samples for attendees, as well Bodega Chacra from Patagonia.
Just looking for a nice cocktail to relax with? They’ll have plenty of that as well, served up by some top mixologists. Neal Bodenheimer of Cure in New Orleans, for instance. Or Jesse Vida of The Dead Rabbit, which has earned countless cocktail awards in the last three years. You’ll also have Naren Young of Dante, and David Lombardo of Benchmarc.
The Great Chef’s Event takes place Tuesday, so get your tickets in a hurry. Our full rundown of the food can be found here, and tickets can be purchased from this website. The event also has a silent auction to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, with many of the items available for bidding here. There’s some amazing stuff to win, so check it out!
We hope to see you at the event. It’s an amazing time for a great cause.