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Celebrity Chef Tour dinner planned at Pittsburgh history center

| Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, 9:11 p.m.
Chef Justin Severino at Cure, his restaurant in Lawrenceville.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Chef Justin Severino at Cure, his restaurant in Lawrenceville.

Chef Justin Severino will host a James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District. Tickets go on sale Dec. 10.

Severino, a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic, will team up with 13 other acclaimed culinary talents for an event to benefit the foundation.

The tour showcases the culinary artistry of James Beard Foundation Award winners and celebrity chefs in restaurants, resorts and other exclusive venues around the country. Guests will interact with the participating chefs throughout the evening and savor specially designed tasting menus complete with wine and beverage pairings.

Hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by Pittsburgh chefs Jamilka Borges of Bar Marco; Richard Deshantz of Meat & Potatoes and Butcher & The Rye; Trevett Hooper of Legume; Dennis Marron of The Commoner; Brian Pekarcik of BRGR, Spoon and Grit & Grace; Derek Stevens of Eleven; and David Racicot of Notion. Colin Anderson, mixologist for Cure and Severino's forthcoming Spanish restaurant, Morcilla, will prepare cocktails to kick off the event.

Chefs from the East Coast and mid-Atlantic regions joining Severino in the creation of the evening's seven-course menu will include Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa and Toro in Boston; Chris Ford of the Bryan Voltaggio Restaurant Group in Frederick, Md.; Matt Jennings of Townsman in Boston; Tarver King of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, Va.; Mike Solomonov of Federal Donuts, Percy Street Barbeque and Zahav in Philadelphia; and Bryan Voltaggio of Aggio, Family Meal, Lunchbox, Range and Volt in Frederick, Md.

Cost is $215. Details: 412-252-2595 or celebritycheftour.com/events/Cure.html

Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or rweaver@tribweb.com.

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