Monday, July 30, 2007

Iron Chef Bobby Flay Adds Spice to Opryland

Food Network sensation Chef Bobby
Flay will spice up the competition at the third annual Fiddlin',
Brewin', Bar-B-Q'N Cook-Off at Gaylord Opryland(r) Resort & Convention
Center in Nashville, Sept. 28 and 29.

Chef Bobby Flay, a barbecue enthusiast himself, will face the flames,
grilling specialties of his own, as he showcases his unique and trendy
culinary talents in a crowd-pleasing, 90-minute Celebrity Chef Series
seminar on Saturday during the cook-off weekend.

More than $30,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in this Kansas City
Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned cook-off, and vacation packages are
available for those who want to come experience all the fun. The
two-day event will showcase the talents of more than 80 barbecue
enthusiasts competing for top honors in various categories including
Meat (chicken, beef brisket, pork, ribs), Dessert and Anything Butt
competitions. The event also includes traditional festival favorites
consisting of food, beer and concerts by Cross Canadian Ragweed and
Mickey and the Motorcars.

Chef Flay's distinctive culinary style catapulted him into stardom with
stints on the Food Network. Along with the Iron Chef series, Flay
starred on Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay; Food Nation Boy Meets
Grill; and BBQ with Bobby Flay. Flay is an accomplished author who has
written several cookbooks. He also has a new television show premiering
this summer.

"Our Celebrity Chef Series and our annual BBQ Cook-Off have been proven
successes," said Arthur Keith, senior vice president and general
manager, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. "Combining the
two events will provide one extraordinary weekend for our guests and a
wonderful ending for our SummerFest(tm) celebration. It also
demonstrates our commitment to bringing world-class entertainment to our

The cook-off's overall grand prize winner will receive $13,000, as well
as four VIP tickets for reserve seating at the Grand Ole Opry(r), plus a
guided backstage tour and a commemorative trophy. The reserve grand
champion will receive $5,000, two VIP Opry tickets, an Opry backstage
tour and a commemorative trophy. Prize money and ribbons will be
awarded through 10th place for each category.

To coincide with this event, Gaylord Opryland has established a
two-night vacation package (Sept. 28 - 30). Packages start at $199* and
include room accommodations; two-day admission to the Cook-Off that
includes a Friday night concert and a ninety-minute cooking seminar by
Iron Chef Bobby Flay on Saturday; a souvenir event apron; and a Gaylord
Opryland VIP Coupon Book.
To book your vacation package to the Fiddlin', Brewin', Bar-B-Q'N Cook
Off(tm) with Iron Chef Bobby Flay, call 1-888-999-OPRY (6779) or visit For more information on Chef Flay, go to

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