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  • July 18, 2013 - July 21, 2013

Outside The Box, the first annual complimentary performing arts festival hosted at Boston Common from July 13-21, is pleased to announce the celebrity chef line-up for its culinary counterpart, Boston Food Fest, taking place from July 18-21 at City Hall Plaza.

Boston Food Fest will bring together Boston's most elite chefs for four days and nights of delicious tastings, chef demonstrations and book signings accompanied by a Beer & Wine Emporium and unparalleled musical and dance performances. With over thirty of Boston's top culinary talents and restaurants on board, Boston Fork Lift Food Fest is on course to be the premier tasting event of the season.

"Outside the Box" creator, Ted Cutler, teamed up with restaurant industry experts Marjorie Clapprood and Chris Spinazzola (Clappazzola Partners) to bring forth a roster of Boston's best and brightest. In addition to the likes of Lydia Shire (Towne Stove and Spirits; Scampo at the Liberty Hotel) and Andrew Yeo (Artisan at the Ritz Carlton), celebrity chefs who will dazzle foodies by performing culinary demonstrations at this gastronomic garden are as follows:

Thursday, July 18:

  • 12pm - 1pm: Jody Adams (Rialto; Trade) assisted by Gordon Hamersley (Hamersley's Bistro)
  • 2pm - 3pm: Gordon Hamersley (Hamersley's Bistro) assisted by Jody Adams (Rialto; Trade)
  • 4pm - 5pm: Roger Berkowitz (Legal Sea Foods)

Friday, July 19:

  • 12pm - 1pm: Brian Poe (The Tip Tap Room; Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake; Estelle's Southern Cuisine) assisted by Eric Gburski (Estelle's Southern Cuisine)
  • 2pm - 3pm: Andy Husbands (Tremont 647; Sister Sorel)
  • 4pm - 5pm: Steve DiFillippo (Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse)

Saturday, July 20:

  • 12pm - 1pm: Michael Schlow (Via Matta; Tico; Barrio Cantina)
  • 2pm - 3pm: Todd English (The Olive Group)
  • 4pm - 5pm: Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger; Blue Dragon)

Sunday, July 21:

  • 12pm - 1pm: Kevin Long (Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge; Red Lantern; GEM Restaurant & Lounge)
  • 2pm - 3pm: Jeremy Sewall (Island Creek Oyster Bar; Lineage)

The Boston Food Fest will take place at City Hall Plaza (One City Hall Square, Boston) from July 18-21 (Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm). Entrance to the Boston Fork Lift Food Fest is complimentary and includes an opportunity to enjoy the performing arts, witness celebrity chef demonstrations on two stages and enjoy tastings from culinary booths by Boston's top venues. Tasting tickets for the culinary booths can be purchased for $1 per ticket (sold in increments of five only). There will also be a Beer & Wine Emporium to complement the tastings (for ages 21+ only). All tickets will be sold onsite daily at kiosks. For more information, please visit: www.outsidetheboxboston.org.

Also just confirmed is a line-up of some of Boston’s most beloved venues for the “tastings” portion of Boston Fork Lift Food Fest. Hosted in designated culinary booths, some of the participating restaurants that will offer signature culinary creations are as follows:

·         Aquitaine Bar & Vin Bistro

·         Artisan Bistro

·         Aura at the Seaport Hotel

·         Barrio Cantina

·         Batch Ice Cream

·         Blue Dragon

·         Blue Ginger

·         BOKX 109 American Prime at Hotel Indigo  

·         Boston Kabob

·         Chart House

·         Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

·         Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge

·         Estelle’s Southern Cuisine

·         Gourmet Caterers

·         Grilled Cheese Nation

·         Innovative Food from Jarvis Green

·         Jerusalem Pita & Grille

·         Kowloon

·         Legal Sea Foods

·         Lobsta Love

·         Melting Pot

·         Salvatore’s

·         Scampo at the Liberty Hotel

·         Shake Shack

·         State Room

·         The Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel

·         Tresca

·         Tribe

·         Towne Stove and Spirits

·         Trotilleria La Niña



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