Made famous by reality food shows like Bravo’s Top Chef, The Palate Challenge – where a blindfolded contestant is fed ingredients and asked to identify them using only their sense of taste – is among the most popular in the food community. The natural question that a dedicated foodie might ask, after seeing it demonstrated on television is naturally: “…could I do that!?”.
Seven of Chicago’s most popular foodies will soon find out the answer as they test the state of their spirit and their palates at The Big Palate Challenge at Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria on October 1, 2012. Spectators are invited to purchase a $20 ticket to watch the fun and celebrate the brave contenders with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres. The FULL ticket price will be donated to Share Our Strength.
Anthony Todd: Food and Drink Editor at Chicagoist
Huge Galdones: Owner at Galdones Photography
Michael Gebert: Editor at Chicago Grub Street
Chandra Ram: Editor at Plate Magazine
Nick Kindelsperger: Editor at Serious Eats
Heather Sperling: Chicago Editor at TastingTable.com
Tatiana Abramova: Food Editor at theBrideScoop
Each contender will be given 20 ingredients in 30 minutes, which they will identify by taste while blindfolded. Correct answers will be carefully tallied and the owner of the winning palate will receive a prize in the form of a $100 donation to Share Our Strength, made in their name.
Guests of the event will also take part in their own mini palate challenge and given the opportunity to identify five ingredients in a mystery hors d’oeuvres. All correct answers will receive a $10 gift certificate to Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, call Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria at 312-255-1122 or purchase online at www.thebigpalatechallenge.eventbrite.com.
October 1, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria
1582 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Come hungry! And come to cheer Gourmet Rambler on to a culinary win!!!