On Monday, February 20 at 7:30 PM, three Los Angeles chefs will compete for $500 at Food GPS’ Lamb Showdown, host at Guelaguetza Restaurant in L.A.’s Koreatown. République’s Walter Manzke will battle it out with Sotto’s chef Zach Pollack and chef Steve Samson. Attendees will decide the winner(s) at the end of this six-course meal featuring American lamb – a showcase of the less mainstream meat. Organizer and Food GPS founder Joshua Lurie tells us, “most people are familiar with beef, chicken and pork, but lamb has its own unique benefits.”
But is two versus one fair? We asked Joshua, “that imbalance did come up during initial planning, but Walter’s a seasoned pro, and one of the most talented chefs in Los Angeles, so nobody should be too worried about his chances.” Joshua also assured us that competition isn’t the only thing on the chef’s minds, “while they all want to win, they’re most concerned with delivering a great meal to attendees.” Tickets for the event are $75 per person, which includes the meal plus three Eagle Rock Brewery beers. 3014 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006.