Six renowned chefs, one sports celebrity host, countless wounded veterans to benefit!
Praying Monk Hosts Chef Celebrity Dinner
Sun., March 10, 6:30pm
Hosted by NFL’s Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings
Benefiting Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors
Six Courses Prepared by the Best: Chef Aaron May, Chef Beau MacMillan,
Chef Akira Back, Chef Matt Carter, Chef Christopher Gross and Chef Josh Hebert
Praying Monk Restaurant and Bar in Scottsdale hosts a rare dinner event featuring six exquisite dishes prepared by six of the regions most acclaimed chefs Sun., March 10, 6:30pm.
The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Jared Allen is celebrity host of the unique dining experience benefiting the Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors.
Joining Praying Monk and LTB Concepts’ Chef Aaron May, the unprecedented lineup includes Chef Beau MacMillan of Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain; Chef Akira Back of Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Lounge in Las Vegas; Chef Matt Carter of The Mission Restaurant and Lounge, The House Brasserie and Zinc Bistro; Chef Christopher Gross of Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge; and Chef Josh Hebert of POSH Restaurant.
The night opens at 6:30pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre, as well as a meet and greet with Allen. The six-course experience begins at 7:15pm and wraps up with a savory dessert. Each chef will prepare their signature flavor in one of six decadent courses. Each course is served with a beer, wine or cocktail pairing.
Tickets are $125 and include food and drink pairings. Tax and gratuity are not included. Tickets can be purchased online at www.PrayingMonkScottsdale.com or by phone by at 1-866-9PROTIX (1-866-977-6849). Limited tickets are available. Visit www.PrayingMonkScottsdale.com for menu details coming soon.
Host Jared Allen founded Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors in 2010. The nonprofit provides handicap-accessible homes for wounded veterans returning from duty. Allen, defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings, broke a team record with a 22 sack season in 2011 and came within .5-sack of matching NFL single-season record.
About Praying Monk. Praying Monk opened in May, and has become an instant ‘classic hit’ among restaurants in Old Town Scottsdale, at 7217 East 1st Street. With a name inspired by the protruding monk-shaped rock atop the northeast corner of Camelback Mountain, the “American beer café… serving playful new American cuisine and the finest craft and import beer available” makes no apologies for its scrumptious menu and vast selection of rare and not-so-rare beers. Touting just about the best burger in the region, Praying Monk offers appetizers such as a pork belly with carrots and parsnips; mainstays like the house-made pastrami; a “simple” roast chicken with couscous; hearty braised lamb shank; and finishing rounds of flourless carrot cake; sponge brittle & ‘carrot powder crumb’ with cream cheese ice cream; and triple chocolate baked Alaska. Praying Monk is open Monday, 11am to 10pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-11pm; and Sunday, 10am-10pm.
About LTB Concepts. Lettuce Turnip Beets Concepts takes an inventive and unique approach in developing and managing restaurants, exhibited presently in its eight dining concepts throughout Arizona and Colorado. Developing and delivering an unforgettable dining experience, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails, LTB Concepts works to create ideas and menus based around local customers. In addition to Praying, LTB Concepts’ brands include The Lodge (Scottsdale, Ariz.); OverEasy (Phoenix, Ariz., Scottsdale, Ariz., Mesa, Ariz., and Gilbert, Ariz.); Renegade Tap + Kitchen (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Taverna Greek Grill (Flagstaff, Ariz. and Fort Collins, Colo.); May’s Counter Chicken & Waffles (Tucson, Ariz.); The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen (Tucson, Ariz.); and The Street Kitchen, LTB’s own food truck soon to be serving up Chef Aaron May’s exceptional flavor to the metro Phoenix area.