Real food. Sharp utensils. Big fire. A good cause. And Denver's top chefs.
That's what's on tap tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, when eleven of the town's top cookers - Tyler Wiard (Elway's, Cherry Creek); Sean Yontz (Mezcal, Tambien and Sketch); Justin Cucci (Root Down); Jamey Fader (Lola); Troy Guard (TAG); Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja and Bistro Vendome); Brian Liard (Barolo Grill); Elise Wiggins (Panzano); Goose Sorensen (Solera); and Matt Selby and Brandon Biederman (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) - present the Hot Rocks Griller Challenge, a friendly chef-against-chef grilling competition that's all about sampling sliders (and voting for your favorite with purchased poker chips) and side dishes to help raise awareness and funds for Denver Health Foundation's men's health programs.
Here's a sneak peak at the menus:
Justin Cucci Slider: Veggie sliders Side: Burdock root chips
Jamey Fader Slider: Colorado lamb sliders with "woosty" tomatoes, creamy horseradish mustard and fried onions Side: Cup of corn
Troy Guard Slider: Grilled Hawaiian ahi tuna slider with mango hot mustard glaze Side: Thai lime chile-dusted lotus chips
Jennifer Jasinski Slider: Shrimp slider on pate a choux with a shrimp remoulade salade Side: Black truffle fingerling potato salad
Brian Laird Slider: Short rib sliders Side: Balsamic glazed shallots
Matt Selby & Brandon Biederman Slider: Meatloaf sliders Side: Three bean salad
Goose Sorensen Slider: Chorizo sliders with smoked onion aioli, roasted piquillo peppers and Idiazabal cheese Side: Grilled squid salad with pickles, Spanish olive oil
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Tyler Wiard Slider: Prime rib-eye steak slider with lobster aioli Side: Grilled asparagus, charred ramp and duck egg salad
Elise Wiggins Slider: Agrodolce pulled pork, Gorgonzola and croquette salad slider Side: Crispy black pepper parmesan shoe string potatoes
Sean Yontz Slider: Veal albondigas sliders with shaved manchego, arugula and white truffles Side: Spicy housemade potato chips with sea salt and cascabel chile powder
Individual tickets are $75 per person and VIP tickets, $100 per person. Visit www.denverhealthfoundation.org for more info.