Culinary Concert and Epicurean Duel

Apr 12th, 2012
By Clint Jolly

A little bit of late notice but there is a super cool event happening next week!!!!

Chef Mark Estee of Campo and Chef Xavier Leveau of the Siena will  be dueling in the kitchen on Friday, April 20th in a benefit for the Nevada Opera.

You’ll also see Ivan Fontana of Midtown Eats and David Serna of Reno Public House compete in a bartending battle to settle on who makes the best “Madame Butterfly Cocktail” and Sakitinis.

Sam Shad of The Dining Show (our gracious sponsor) is set to host the event and local celebrity judges will determine the winners. Mark Trujillo of the Hub Coffee Roasters is even preparing a special coffee to celebrate the evening.


Prices and info:

$80 Ticket - Dinner, wine, song and sizzling cooking.

$128 Ticket – Dinner and Madame Butterfly opera ticket package.

(Package includes a discounted Section 2 ticket for either May 4 or 6 performance.)

$750 Table – Reserved tables of 8 next to the action.


6:00   No Host Cocktails, Mixologists Duel and Silent Auction begins

7:00   Dinner

7:30   Duel and Concert

Get more info and purchase tickets here.

Chef Clint Jolly is a Reno native who has spent most his life in the search of great food. The owner of Great Thyme Catering is happy to see a food revolution taking place in Reno and northern Nevada. You can read more from Clint on his personal blog