Eat It Up!: Food Talks Holiday Special Returns 12/15 at Seacoast Rep
Eat it Up!: Food Talks will be presenting its final event of the season on Monday December 15th at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre with a special Holiday event with guest Chef James Haller, co-founder of the legendary Blue Strawbery and author of the Blue Strawbery Cookbook. All five chefs who spoke this past season will be preparing their own versions of Chef Haller's dishes for guests to enjoy. All proceeds from the evening's event will benefit The Chef's Collaborative.
"Chef Haller is a hero to all of us who cook in Portsmouth," says Producer and Chef Evan Mallet of Black Trumpet Bistro. "We think he'll be a great way to close out our first season."
Mallet is one of five chefs returning to cook and participate at the event. Others include Matt Louis of Moxy, Gregg Sessler of Cava, Evan Hennessey of Stages at One Washington, and Mark Segal of Tinios Pro Hospitality Group. They will join Chef Haller onstage to discuss the evolution of food on The Seacoast from the 1970's to the present and beyond. Musical guests The Natural Casings will also perform.
"I'm so excited to have all of these talented people in one room, presenting dishes and talking about the culinary history of the Seacoast. I don't know that anything like this has happened before, which is exactly what we wanted to get out of this series," says event host Brian Kelly.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $25 for industry. Tickets include food from all five chefs, a beer tasting from Smuttynose, champagne, and wine. Tickets are available through the Chefs Collaborative website at http://www.chefscollaborative.org/connect/locals/nh-seacoast-local.