Chinese Chefs To Compete In Times Square
You think you know Chinese food? You might be surprised by the many variations of culinary delights at the third annual International Chinese Culinary Competition being held September 30 and October 1 in New York. Master Chinese chefs from all over the world will compete as part of a three-day event at Duffy Square in New York City's Times Square. Top chefs will compete in five major categories of Chinese cuisine. The winners will prepare a 10-course traditional Chinese banquet on Sunday, October 3rd at Pier 60. The competition and banquet will include traditional Chinese dishes from Szechuan, Shandong, Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Northeastern Chinese cuisines.
The Culinary Competition in Duffy Square is an open-air event transforming the street into an avenue from the ancient Tang Dynasty capital, Chang-An. From the Chinese architecture-inspired cooking stations to servers dressed in period-inspired costumes, the area will be transported back through time. The event is open to the public but you can watch the live competition action up-close in 32 reserved VIP seats in the heart of Times Square, and taste the actual contestants' creations. Tickets start at $100 for these prized spaces. Tickets for the 10-course traditional Awards Banquet on October 3 are $275 per person.