Chef Michael Berry vs Chef Melissa Close-Hart - "Duel Chef Showdown" On Monday, February 5th

By Jerry Miller, Publisher

Make your reservations now for the next “Duel Chef Showdown” featuring Executive Chef Michael Berry of Tastings Restaurant vs. Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart of Junction on Monday, February 5 at Tin Whistle Irish Pub located on Market Street. There are reservations available for the 6 pm and 8 pm seatings. Call (434) 202-8387 or go to the Duel Chef Showdown website to book your reservations for Monday, February 5! This will be THE BEST “Duel Chef Showdown” yet!

1. Executive Chef Michael Berry, Tastings

Tastings Restaurant
502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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As the chef for Tastings, Executive Chef Michael Berry has significant experience selecting the perfect ingredients to pair with the best wines. Chef Michael and Tastings have withstood the test of time in the super competitive Downtown restaurant space. Executive Chef Michael Berry has won two “Duels,” so he has momentum on his side!

2. Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart, Junction

Junction
421 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart and her staff’s commitment to excellence have earned her induction in the Chaine des Rôtisseurs and five invitations to create dinners at the world renowned James Beard House in New York City. The James Beard Organization has also recognized Chef Melissa as a semi-finalist for “Best Chef of the Mid-Atlantic” on four different occasions. Chef Melissa’s restaurant, Junction, which is located across from The Local in Belmont, has opened to fantastic reviews. Junction is perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a wedding rehearsal soiree.

3. The “Duel Chef Showdown” Competition Will Center Around One Common Ingredient: Greenberry’s Coffee!

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Chef Michael and Chef Melissa will use every culinary trick they know to prepare delicious food with Greenberry’s Coffee as the common ingredient! We can’t wait to see what these two geniuses prepare!!

4. Each Chef Will Prepare Four Courses For The Patrons (that’s 8 total dishes you will eat!)

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Each chef will create four dishes for your enjoyment. That’s a total of eight courses for you to enjoy. Seriously, this is the best deal in CVille and features two incredibly talented Charlottesville chefs!

5. You Decide And You Vote The Winning Chef!

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Each guest will be able to cast a vote to determine the winning chef. The chef with the most votes will win the “Duel Chef Showdown!” Your vote matters, so book your reservations now!

6. A Portion Of The Proceeds Will Go To Support Meals On Wheels

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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A portion of the proceeds from the “Duel Chef Showdown” will go to support Meals On Wheels! That means you can enjoy eight dishes all while supporting a great local charity. It does not get much better than that!.

7. It’s Located At Tin Whistle Irish Pub On Market Street!

tinwhistlesign

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Tin Whistle offers one of the best settings in Charlottesville and is conveniently located right across from the Market Street Parking Garage!

8. One Night, Two Seatings, Reserve Your Spot Now!

Duel sign

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Be sure to book your reservation early before all the seats are taken! There will be seatings at 6 pm and at 8 pm. You’re not going to want to miss this night!

9. There’s A Full Bar For Your Enjoyment!

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609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The bar at Tin Whistle Irish Pub is fully-stocked. There will be beer and wine pairings to accompany the courses for those who desire.

10. It’s Only $55 Per Person

Duel server

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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For $55, you get eight amazing dishes from two great Charlottesville chefs! The overall value offered here is tremendous!

11. You Need To Reserve Your Spot NOW!

609 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Seats will fill up quickly, so call 434-202-8387 to reserve your spot.

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Jerry Miller, Publisher

Jerry Miller is the president of VMV Brands and the publisher of Scoutology.com and I Love CVille, which are all head-quartered on The Historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting local merchants, restaurants, breweries and wineries. Get to know Jerry at JerryMillerNow.com.
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