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Watch Top Chefs Face Off at Spiaggia

By Anthony Todd in Food on Dec 27, 2011 5:10PM

2011_12_27_top_chef_texas.jpg We've been rooting for Chicago's many contestants on this season's Top Chef: Texas. Chef Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia is still going strong, and we wish her the best of luck. Win or lose on television, you can watch her face off against Top Chef Masters contestant Tony Mantuano in a high energy cooking competition.

Grueneberg and Mantuano will be hosting a quickfire challenge at Spiaggia on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. For $125, guests get to watch the fight and enjoy food and wine pairings. While we're sure the two chefs will cook their hardest, it should be more fun than feisty, as Grueneberg and Mantuano are quite close - plus, he's her boss! Will the young upstart beat the senior chef?

If you love cooking competitions on TV, this event is worth the splurge. Even if you dine out all the time, you rarely get to see two chefs of this caliber cook on stage. Plus, you get Michelin-starred food to go with it. If you forgot to buy anyone a Christmas present - or if you got upstaged by someone with a better gift - a ticket to this late-January event might be just the thing to turn the tables.

Call 312-280-2750 for reservations.

Spiaggia is located at 980 N. Michigan Ave.