Around the World in 80 Plates

Today, in Denver, you can watch the premier of Bravo‘s latest food-focused show, Around the World in 80 Plates, with one of the contestants, local chef Jenna Johansen. The viewing party begins promptly at 8 p.m. at the Ice House Tavern (1801 Wynkoop Street).

Jenna tells me she will be joined by family and friends, her mother included who designed and had Team Jenna t-shirts printed. Jenna is excited to represent Denver and promises that this first episode, filmed in London, will give away the true food experience that this city can offer and the competitiveness of the show. A peak and preview available here - showing off an opinionated Jenna (I would not expect anything less) and her views on the kidney pie made by another contestant.

The Bravo show features 12 chefs from across the country, Jenna among them, of course. In each episode, the chefs travel to a city to learn the local culture and food as they compete in cooking challenges. Ultimately, they face-off in a kitchen takeover where they are expected to reinvent the menus for world-renowned restaurants and their demanding owners. From the previews and details, it seems like the Amazing Race had a love child with the daughter of the Chopped and Top Chef son. Does that make sense?

See you at the IceHouse today and every Wednesday night for the duration of Around the World in 80 plates show.

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