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Last Minute Plans: Watch the "Masters of the Market" Compete at Daley Plaza

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 4, 2011 3:40PM

2011_8_3GCM5.jpg At the Daley Plaza Farmer's market, an event is taking place today that will make any Iron Chef fan happy. Three great Chicago chefs, Chris Pandel (The Bristol), Luca Corazzina (312 Chicago) and Iliana Regan (One Sister) will be competing to become the "Master of the Market." Starting at 11:30, they will have one hour to shop and prepare a dish, made entirely out of ingredients from the market. The event is sponsored by Country Financial and the City of Chicago.

If you're around the plaza on your lunch break, stop in and watch - it promises to be quite a show. A panel of judges including Josh Brusin (Chicago Foodies), Bill Daley (Trib) and Val Warner (ABC7) will decide the winner, so if you're a fan, stop by and say hi. We don't really care who wins, but watching those chefs run around and buy produce might be worth the trip downtown.