Crab Bash benefit puts chefs in competition

Dorothy Fuchs, Josh Guerke and Megan McCracken attended the 2nd Annual Crab Bash.
Dorothy Fuchs, Josh Guerke and Megan McCracken attended the 2nd Annual Crab Bash.

Chefs are getting ready to throw down their best crab dishes at the Crab Bash.

On Tuesday night, 10 regional chefs will compete in a Best Crab Dish contest at the third annual Crab Bash hosted by the B&O American Brasserie and the Hotel Monaco Baltimore. The event is a benefit for the National Aquarium.  

The very best thing about the Crab Bash -- it's True Blue certified, so every crab thing you taste will have been made with Maryland crab meat. Awesomeness!

Each crab dish will be judged by both attendees and a panel of local celebrity judges including Baltimore Magazine food editor Suzanne Loudermilk, Urbanite magazine's Tracey Middlekauff, WJZ's Tim Williams and MIX 106.5's Reagan Warfield.

Here are the competing chefs:

Thomas Dunklin, B&O American Brasserie

Chad Wells, Alewife

Wilbur Cox, The Wine Market

Chad Gauss, The Food Market

Jerry Edwards, Chef's Expressions

Bernard Dehaene, Corner BYOB

Mark Miranda, Rusty Scupper

Guillermo Tellez,  Square 1682 (Philadelphia)

Jerry Zheng, Zentan (Washington, D.C)

Derek Simcik, Atwood Cafe (Chicago)

For an admission fee of $50 guests are invited to watch the chefs battle it out, sample their dishes, enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Thomas Dunklin, the B&O Brasserie's executive chef, and a complimentary cocktail created for the event by a member of the  Baltimore Bartenders' Guild. Admission also includes entrance into a raffle for a free night stay at the Hotel Monaco Baltimore. 

Ticket are still available through Mission Tix

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