5th Annual Western Pennsylvania Lamb FestPresented by TABLE Magazine

Sunday, October 23, 2022

1:00PM – 5:30PM
SouthSide Works

Renowned worldwide for producing America’s best lamb, Western Pennsylvania is also on the map for some of the most remarkable new chef talent in the county. The event is slated to be an all-star cook-off, with 11 collaborative chef teams from over 25 of Pittsburgh’s most prominent restaurants. This year’s “Lamb Fest” will sizzle in the SouthSide Works on Sidney Street and the newly renovated “Town Square.” Join us for an unforgettable, unmatched culinary experience!

The festival will be held mainly outdoors where we will cook up tastings and serve beverages against a backdrop of natural and manmade beauty. Parking will be plentiful. Tents and seating will be, too. Our 1,000+ guests and our chef teams will have an open air, easy, convenient experience – and that will free up each of us to enjoy memorable lamb dishes, impressive cocktails, tasty brews, and much more.

General admission tickets ($80) entry at 1:30pm, guests will enjoy unlimited tastings from 11 all-star chef teams, entertainment, local vendors and giveaways. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Sarah Shaffer of Tina’s has selected beautiful wines and created craft cocktails for General Admission and VIP attendees all of which were thoughtfully selected to pair well with lamb.

VIP tickets ($150) guests will enjoy FREE garage parking, early entry at 1pm, an OPEN Bar, exclusive access to the temperature controlled GLM Architects VIP Lounge, and a VIP swag bag.

Extra VIP Perks: In addition to 3 exclusive cocktails created solely for our VIP guests, VIP’s will be invited to a private wine tasting where you will sip selections alongside a beautiful grazing table created by Sarah Tuthill of EZPZ Gatherings, LLC. Sarah Shaffer of Tina’s Place will be serving wines from Lebanon, Republic of Georgia, and Greece. Each of these wine regions are rich with lamb centric cuisine, but lesser known when it comes to wine.

This tasting will take place from 3-4pm in the GLM Architects VIP Lounge.


Chef Teams and Dishes

Chef Chris Bonfili & Chef Cory Hughes
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Lamb Bánh Mì Summer Roll

Chef Jackie Page, Chef Dan McKenzie & Pastry Chef Augusta Williams
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Deconstructed Shepherds Pie Pie with Pan Seared Lamb Chops with Garlic & Herb Compound Butter

Fiore Moletz, Michelle Moletz & Chef Rich Burns
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Naturally Leavened Neapolitan Pizza with Lamb Porchetta

Isaac Deboer, Michael Kaufmann, Jordan Jackson & Don Mahaney
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Gaeng Panaeng Neua Gae

Kristin Butterworth, Tyler Hutchison, David Carrier, John, Chusiano & Martin Fairley
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Reuben-Style Grilled Lamb Pierogi with Crispy Sauerkraut, Fermented Chili Thousand Island, Pickled Onions & Feta

Curtis Gamble & Joey Hilty 
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Corned Lamb with Coriander Mustard & Bread-And-Butter Pickled Green Tomato

Chris O’Brien, Gary Klinefelter, & Brian Hammond
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Grilled Lamb Hearts with Salty Pork Bits Lamb Salumi, Grain Salad & Black Garlic Tahini Sauce

Luke Cypher featuring Commonplace Coffee
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Lamb Tacos featuring a Commonplace Coffee Rub

Jen Urich, Maura Rapkin, Lauren Green, Taylor Radebaugh & Margo Johnson
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Chef Jen’s Lentil Fire Bread with Schug

Julio Peraza & Roger Li
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Ramen Birria

Jacqueline Schoedel, Sarah Baugher, Cody Maze, & Ariel Alexander 
Lamb Fest Competition Dish: Lamb Corn Dog with Chow Chow


Looking forward to seeing EWE there!

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