‘Top Chef’ cooks planning dinner at Animae restaurant in San Diego
Four cheftestants from Bravo’s just-finished 18th season of “Top Chef” will be cooking together on Aug. 1 at Animae restaurant in San Diego to raise money for José Andrés’ charity World Central Kitchen.
Chefs Shota Nakajima, Jamie Tran, Maria Mazo and Byron Gomez will collaborate on an Asian/Latin American menu inspired by Kokoson, the winning menu concept on season 18’s “Restaurant Wars” episode.
Animae is co-owned by “Top Chef All-Stars” alumnus Brian Malarkey, and its executive chef Tara Monsod will create an amuse bouche to kick off the $350 seven-course meal.
The dinner is being produced in collaboration with Un-Plated by Sabrina Medora. Just 120 seats will be sold.
For tickets, visit exploretock.com/taku/.
Kragen writes about restaurants for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at email@example.com.
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