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Saturday, July 7

12pm -
1pm

Chef Marc Forgione

Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America"

The Iron Chef restaurateur, and author will prepare Chili Lobster with Texas Toast and Kona Kampachi Tartare! The audience will get to taste one of his finished dishes. Q&A and a cookbook signing will follow. Be sure to get to the Culinary Stage early to get a seat.

2:30pm -
3:30pm

Lockhouse Summer Cocktail Competition

Flavor Forward Seasonal Cooking

The 5th annual Taste of Buffalo Summer Cocktail Competition will feature Lockhouse Distillery’s Sakura Gin, made in partnership with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservatory. Arron Simon, lead bartender from Hotel Henry & The Black Sheep, along with Sara Santiago, bartender at Angelica Tea Room and Mes Que, will go head to head with their wit and knowledge to build the tastiest craft cocktail! Lockhouse merchandise giveaways, spirit tastings, and select bottles available for sale. 21+.

4pm -
5pm

Chef Shola Olunloyo

of Studio Kitchen

Known as Shola in Philly, he was born in England and raised in both Europe and West Africa. His approach is flavor-forward seasonal cooking. Shola will be cooking Grilled Koji-Buttermilk Chicken and Calabrian Chili with Lemongrass Sauce. The audience will get to taste the final dish.

5:30pm -
6:15pm

Josh Robinson

from WGRZ 

Chef turned reporter Josh Robinson is bringing the heat to the Culinary Stage preparing a hearty, cheese-stuffed pasta with sundried tomato and parmesan sauce. Come witness Josh’s skills in the kitchen and ask him some fun questions while he cooks for us!

 

Sunday, July 8

12pm -
1pm

Chef Shola Olunloyo

of Studio Kitchen

Known as Shola in Philly, he was born in England and raised in both Europe and West Africa. His approach is flavor-forward seasonal cooking. Shola will be cooking Grilled Koji-Buttermilk Chicken and Calabrian Chili with Lemongrass Sauce. The audience will get to taste the final dish.

2pm -
3pm

Our 35th Birthday

Cake Decorating Competition

We’re turning 35! Come celebrate with us and witness a battle of creativity and hilarity as the Taste’s 2018 Chair, Rich McDermott and his assistant pastry chef, go head-to-head with fellow board members to in a cake decorating contest. Cheer for your favorite cake decorators and help us celebrate 35 years! Free birthday cake served after the competition, compliments of Tops Bakery.

3:30pm -
4:30pm

Liz Mantel

from WYRK

Liz might be a reporter during the day, but when she has time off, the reporter loves to entertain and has become famous for her fun and easy appetizers. Learn a thing or two about fun party foods that are sure to please you and your guests. Patio Tomatoes, Mango and Mint Salsa, and Cucumber Salad will be the stars of our show, come taste them and let us know which one you like best!

 

Free samples!

while they last

 

Join in the fun. Seating is free.

Enjoy samples of the finished dishes.