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Here’s the Boston Food Festival Lineup at America’s Test Kitchen

More than 30 area restaurants, top chefs, and ATK on-screen Test Cooks will be at the October event.
America's Test Kitchen cast members (L to R) Lisa McManus, Adam Ried, Bridget Lancaster, Dan Souza, Julia Collin Davison, and Jack Bishop

America’s Test Kitchen cast members (L to R) Lisa McManus, Adam Ried, Bridget Lancaster, Dan Souza, Julia Collin Davison, and Jack Bishop. / Photo provided

There will be plenty of familiar faces in the Seaport this fall when America’s Test Kitchen hosts a star-studded food festival. The inaugural Boston Eats event shows off the local food media juggernaut’s new headquarters with the top Boston chefs, restaurants, and culinary TV talent.

The two-day festival at the Innovation and Design building kicks off Friday, October 27, with the Taste of Innovation challenge. Chefs including Jody Adams, Tiffani Faison, Will Gilson, Tony Maws, and more are paired up with ATK Test Cooks to create a new recipe with a specific local ingredient. The show is hosted by ATK faces Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison.

The next day features a culinary festival, called Boston Eats, with tastings, cooking demonstrations, interactive panels, book signings, and more. Hojoko, Bar Mezzana, Cultivar, Shake Shack, and other local restaurants will be there. There’s also a special backstage event, with a tour of the new state-of-the-art studios and sets of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, as well as an intimate cooking demo.

“Our first-ever food festival is a unique chance for fans to visit our new test kitchen, to hang out with our talented cast, and taste the very best food from Boston’s very best restaurants,” ATK CEO David Nussbaum said in a press release.

Check out the lineups below. Tickets are on sale now.

$125-$350, Taste of Innovation, October 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Boston Eats, October 28, 1-5 p.m., Innovation and Design Building, 21 Dry Dock Ave., Seaport, Boston, atkeats.com.

Taste of Innovation Chef Pairings & Ingredients

Will Gilson of Puritan & Co.
and Christie Morrison of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Sweet Potatoes

Matt Jennings of Townsman
and Bryan Roof of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Scallops

Tony Maws of Craigie on Main and The Kirkland Tap & Trotter
and Lan Lam of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Chicken

Carla Pallotta & Christine Pallotta of Nebo Cucina & Enoteca
and Becky Hays of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Lemon

Michael Schlow of Tico and Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar
and Ashley Moore of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Pork

Jeremy Sewall of Island Creek Oyster Bar and Les Sablons
and Dan Souza of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Lobster

Barry Maiden, chef and culinary director of Future Chefs
and Elle Simone of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Beef Short Rib

Keith Dresser of America’s Test Kitchen
cooking with Caramel

Boston EATS, presented by Reebok
Participating restaurants subject to change:

Area Four Boston
Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca
Bambara Kitchen & Bar
Bar Mezzana
Bistro du Midi
Blue Ribbon BBQ
Capo Restaurant
Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
Committee Ouzeri + Bar
Coppersmith
Cultivar
Restaurant dante / il Casale
Deadhorse Hill
Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar
Effie’s Homemade
El Pelon Taqueria
FoMu Ice Cream
Garde East
Hojoko Japanese Tavern
Juliet
La Morra / Heritage of Sherborn
Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
PABU Boston
Post 390
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Ruckus
Saltie Girl
Shake Shack
SRV
Sweet Basil
Taza Chocolate
The Gallows
TRADE


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com