Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual Iron Chef Goes Coastal, which will take place at the Seaside Convention Center Nov. 3.
Tickets can be purchased at U.S. Bank branches, the United Way of Clatsop County office at 10th Street and Marine Drive in Astoria, or at www.brownpapertickets.com. General admission is $35 ($40 at the door), and reserved seating is $65.
The event consists of 10 or 12 restaurants that provide appetizers and desserts to attendees. Attendees vote on the restaurant appetizers and desserts and select a People’s Choice winner in each category.
As part of the evening’s entertainment, there is a visible kitchen set-up where four chefs in teams of two have an hour to prepare a meal and are judged by a panel of five judges.
The team that wins returns to compete the following year. People’s Choice winners also participate in the next year’s event.
The Nov. 3 Iron Chef Goes Coastal opens at 5 p.m. and usually wraps up around 8:30 p.m. Guests have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of gourmet food and watch professional chefs at work. TV personnel who interview competitors record the event throughout the evening.
A silent auction will also take place during the event. The highest-bidding winners receive great baskets of prizes all while knowing they are also supporting the United Way.