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Izard's First Post-Top Chef Outing Another Cooking Competition (And It's Sold Out)

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 2, 2008 2:30PM

2008_01_izzard.jpgWe're still two weeks away from finding out whether or not Stephanie Izard will be crowned the winner of Top Chef Chicago but her first post-show cooking appearance is already sold-out.

Izard will be going plate-to-plate in a competition with Nick LaCasse, chef at the Drawing Room at Le Passage and a former sous chef for Shawn McClain. The event on June 15 will feature Izard and LaCasse preparing a four-course meal, offering their interpretations of assigned courses and having diners rate them. Foie gras will be featured at the dinner. We spoke with reps for the Drawing Room on Saturday, who told us that interest in the event is so heavy that they're considering a post-event VIP reception with Izard, or possibly booking a second dinner to accommodate demand.

We'll keep you posted of any updates.