Top Chef: Downtown is the local culinary event of the spring. Downtown and Northside Marketplace restaurants prepare signature dishes from some of the area’s favorite restaurants, while area mixologists craft exquisite cocktails. The title “Top Chef” is awarded by a panel of culinary experts and all guests can weigh in to determine the People’s Choice winner. Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 1st at 7:00am.
After 9 years, Top Chef: Downtown is still offering a unique experience to try sample dishes straight from a variety of chefs and mixologists. This year, the event is set to be bigger and better than ever before. This is the first year the event will be moved to a larger location to offer more room for participants and guests, the event will be hosted by the Graduate Iowa City (210 S. Dubuque St.). Sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company and U.S. Foods, Top Chef: Downtown will have a whole new look with the location change and have more space, restaurants, and guests. In addition to the venue change, ICDD is partnering with downtown favorites FilmScene and The Englert Theater to supply the background entertainment.