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Metropolitan Cooking And Entertaining Show 2009

DC's hottest chefs showcase their expert culinary skills on the cooking stage at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. On November 7th and 8th, 2009, it will return to the Washington Convention Center to dish up mouthwatering cuisine and offer fresh cooking techniques at the 4th annual two-day food expo. Giada De Laurentiis

Both DC-based chefs and Food Network stars will be hosting cooking demos throughout the show which takes place from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 7th and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 8th. 

In addition to appearances by Food Network stars Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence and the Neelys, the show will offer cooking demonstrations by award-winning local and national chefs, intensive wine seminars, food and wine pairings, cocktail seminars, product sampling and sales from 300+ exhibitors, the Northeast Beef Board Tastings and Entertaining workshops, the Domino Sugar Just for Kids cooking area, and a beer, wine and spirits tasting pavilion.

General admission includes demonstrations and entertaining presentations on the exhibit floor. Additional tickets are required for the feature presentations in the Celebrity Theater, Food & Wine Pairings, Wine Seminars, the Domino® Sugar Just for Kids Interactive Cooking Area, the VIP Celebrity Events, Cocktails with Todd Thrasher, Culinary Innovations with Richard Blais and the Beer, Wine & Spirits Tasting Area.

The award-winning and talented chefs presenting culinary demonstrations at the upcoming event include:

Victor Albisu, chef of BLT Steak
Cathal Armstrong and Todd Thrasher, chef of Restaurant Eve, Eammon's, The Majestic
Richard Blais, chef of TrailBlais (Top Chef Contestant Season 4)
RJ Cooper, chef of Vidalia
Terri Cutrino, chef of Cafe Atlantico
David Deshaies, chef of Michel Richard Citronelle
Daniel Giusti,
chef of 1789 Restaurant
Carla Hall,
chef of Alchemy Caterers (Top Chef Contestant Season 5)
Mike Hanratty,
chef of Mie N Yu
Mike Isabella,
chef of Zaytinya (Top Chef Contestant Season 6)
Jamie Leeds,
chef of Hank's Oyster Bar, CommonWealth
Patrice Olivon, L'Academie de Cuisine
Barton Seaver,
chef of Blue Ridge
Bryan Voltaggio,
chef of VOLT (Top Chef Contestant Season 6)
Thomas Wellings,
pastry chef of Equinox
Robert Wiedmaier,
chef of Brabo, Brasserie Beck, Marcel's

General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on-site.
Children ages 4 - 12 are $10 in advance and $13 on-site.
Children four and under are free.

For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit

Metropolitan Cooking And Entertaining Show 2009
November 7th and 8th, 2009
Washington Convention Center

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