Top Denver chefs play with fire for charity tonight at Elway's Cherry Creek

Top Denver chefs play with fire for charity tonight at Elway's Cherry Creek

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

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 for more info.

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