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Iron Chef Brings His Knives to Chicago

Roy Yamaguchi to hosts "Aloha Kitchen Challenge"



    Iron Chef Brings His Knives to Chicago
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    Here's your chance to check out the king of Hawaiian fusion cuisine.

    Acclaimed Japanese culinary wizard Roy Yamaguchi of Iron Chef fame is making a special appearance in Chicago on Monday at his namesake restaurant.

    Yamguchi is hosting the "Aloha Kitchen Challenge," a competition that pairs three culinary students from the Illinois Institute of Art and the Cooking & Hospitality Institute with three pros -- Tim Graham of Tru, Jackie Shen of Red Light and Pete Rikes of The Capital Grille.

    The competitors must create a Hawaiian fusion dish, a style Yamaguchi has made famous.

    The judges include someone else who knows his way around the kitchen, Oprah favorite and Table Fifty-Two chef/owner Art Smith.

    It all goes down at 6 p.m. at Roy's Chicago (720 North State St.).

    For $65, guests can enjoy a five-course dinner that includes a dish from each competing team and a course created by Yamaguchi and Roy's Chicago's Chef Partner Kevin Dusinski.

    The student from the winning team receives a an internship with Roy's chefs.

    All you have to do is show up and eat. RSVP at (312) 787-7599.