Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," is coming to Lincoln, where he will cook with several local chefs as part of "Farm Food Fork, Celebrating the Rise of Lincoln's Culinary Culture."
The Aug. 22 event will begin with a cocktail hour on the deck of the new Pinnacle Bank Arena. A five-course meal on the Arena's center court will follow
Kevin Shinn, chef/owner of Bread and Cup in Lincoln's Haymarket District, will lead the team of chefs, which includes Chris Packer of the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Eric Leyden of the Nebraska Club, Brandon Harpster of Single Barrel, Erik Hustad of Sebastian's Table,
Scott Burkle of Lincoln Secret Supper, Kevin Mandigo of Greta's Gourmet, Lorin Dagel of The Country Club of Lincoln, George Kazas of the Parthenon, Kyle Lamb of Wilderness Ridge, Sandy Back, pastry chef/owner at Bakery 13 and Rob Epps, the pastry chef at Single Barrel.
Two Omaha mixologists — Morgan Kilpatrick of V. Mertz and Luke Edison of Berry and Rye — will join other Lincoln bartenders to make cocktails. Joe Johnson of Issara; Taylor Kibbie of Sebastian’s Table, Jill Cockson of Wilderness Ridge, Jason Hutchinson of Jakes Cigars and Spirits’ Lincoln location and Jake Kester of Bread and Cup will also make drinks.
The event is organized in part by Lincoln Secret Supper, a pop-up dining club that has nearly 2,000 members. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 to members. Membership in the dining club is free.
For more information, visit lincolnsecretsupper.com.