HopChef Philly Food: Everything Served at the Ommegang Cook-Off
We should all be very happy that Ben Puchowitz is opening Bing Bing dim sum restaurant on East Passyunk, though the date can’t come soon enough. The Cheu Noodle Bar chef-partner took the title of HopChef Philly last night with his smoked duck buns, and even though the field was full of truly excellent food, this dish definitely deserved the top nod.
Brewery Ommegang’s cook-off brought hundreds of food and beer fans out to Union Transfer to see (and taste) what the nine competing nine chefs would create to best pair with brew. Chad Vetter of City Tap House won crowd favorite with his fall-off-the-bone lamb ribs.
Puchowitz will rep Philadelphia at the national competition in August in Ommegang’s hometown of Cooperstown, NY, though. Joining us on the judging dias was Top Chef New Orleans winner Nicholas Elmi, along with several of our local colleagues, and we all ate very well.
Check out close-ups of everything the chefs served, below.