Thursday, September 30, 2010

DineLA Quickfire Challenge @ Loteria Grill! in Hollywood

DineLA Restaurant Week, October 3-8 and October 10-15, has engaged participating restaurants (special lunch/dinner menus with great value prices) and their amazing chefs with a Los Angeles Quickfire Challenge.  Tonight was round 4 with two Celebrity Chefs going head to head, using a secret ingredient (fresh poblano chilies) and just 15 minutes to create a special "taco".   The winner tonight moves to the final round, October 5 from 5-7 pm at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in L.A. Live for the finale & title win.  They'll be competing against Chefs Mark Peel, Octavo Becerra, & Akira Hirose.

Chef Jimmy Shaw and Poblano Chilies
Our gracious host Jimmy Shaw, chef owner of Loteria Grill! at 6627 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 held the competition between Chef Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose and Chef Akasha Richmond of AKASHA
Chefs Akasha Richmond & Eric Greenspan

Chef Akasha's Indian Style Tacos

Chef Eric's Pork Belly Tacos

Judges Chef Jimmy Shaw, Harriett Ells and Heather John

And the winner was...Chef Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose

These Quickfire Challenges are a teasy-tangy Amuse-Bouche to wet our dining-out appetite.   A great opportunity to try a different type or cuisine style restaurant at great prices.   Life's too short not to treat yourself.   Be adventuresome and experience something new, the prices are certainly right!  Restaurant list and details found at DineLA.

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