Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Go, Ryan, Go!
Ryan Poli of Tavernita. (Photo: Ryan Poli)
Let's root on Chicago homeboy Ryan Poli, chef/partner at Tavernita, who's competing Wednesday on Bravo TV's Rocco's Dinner Party.
You might remember when I first told you about the show back in March. This is the fourth episode of the cooking contest in which competitors each week whip up dinner and a party atmosphere to impress Rocco DiSpirito and his celebrity guests. On Ryan's episode, which includes actor Chazz Palminteri and comic Jeffrey Ross, the challenge is to create a "flavorful, yet healthy feast fest."
Thus far, only one professional chef has won (a caterer and high school culinary teacher won previous competitions), so we're crossing our fingers that our boy Ryan comes through. The episode airs at 9pm CST.
Good luck, man!