This is it. The final round of the Venetian and Palazzo's Culinary Clash kicks off tonight at the Doge Palace in front of the resorts with chef Daniel Boulud and actor Gilles Marini from Brothers & Sisters.
Last week's competition was rained out, meaning the semi-finals and finals take place tonight. Each of the remaining four chefs faces off against another with half eliminated and the other half moving on to the final tonight. Each chef will create a dish in 45 minutes from ingredients found moments before in a mystery basket. Food trucks will be on hand, serving as the kitchens for the event.
Tonight the action kicks off at 10 p.m. Chefs on tap to face off include Nicole Brisson of Carnevino, Matt Harubin of B&B Ristorante, Bobby Silva of SushiSamba and Steve Aguglia of Aquaknox.
The event is free and open to the public. Each cooking battle will be highlighted with street entertainment, DJ music and an after-party provided by Tao.
The stakes? The winner receives a trip to Italy with a guest.
The festivities are all part of the Winter in Venice, a celebration of the winter holiday that runs through Jan. 6, 2013, at the Venetian and Palazzo.
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