Pasta Slam


“The Hometown Pasta Slam” is a ticketed event at Ferndale’s Pop’s for Italia, showcasing the talents of six chefs from Ferndale restaurants from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Each of the chefs will bring their own unique twist to Pop’s for Italian’s homemade pastas. The cooking competition will feature individual pasta stations for each of the chefs, all who must incorporate one of Pop’s hand-made pastas in their dish. Chefs competing in Pasta Slam include One-Eyed Betty’s head chef, Bethany Aubuchon; Hometown Restaurant Group culinary director, Christian Borden; Public House head chef, Richard Downing; Pop’s for Italian head chef, Jeremy Echols; One-Eyed Betty’s kitchen guru, Dustin Schuler; and Hometown Restaurant Group executive chef, Vincent Strolis. Each dish will be judged on taste, presentation and creativity/originality by a special guest panel of judges who will vote for their favorite creations. The dishes will be paired with a hand-selected wine, Pop’s favorite appetizers and sides. Attendees can also vote on their favorites to determine the People’s Choice Award, earning the top dish a spot on the Pop’s for Italian menu for six months. General admission tickets for this event are $100, with $25 from each ticket sold will be donated to Affirmations LGBTQ+ community center in downtown Ferndale.  280 W. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale popsforitalian.com

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