The event started a few years ago when Rings patrons hosted cook-offs in their homes. It got so popular that Cook opened his doors to accommodate the growing number of entries. Its a perfect fit, he says, since he stocks many vintages that complement chicken paprikash.
In addition to tasting merlot, chardonnay, and pinot grigio, expect to see Chinese scrolls and other fine art gathered from across the country. Everyone does chili or rib cook-offs, he says. This is different and evokes curiosity.
Sat., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.