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Chef Robert Irvine of ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ coming to Sacramento

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm

“This is not a cooking demonstration. This is live entertainment.”

So sayeth chef Robert Irvine, the host of “Restaurant: Impossible” and other Food Network programs, about his show coming next Tuesday to the Crest Theatre. Irvine will be bring his cooking skills and tight black shirt for a high energy show that includes audience participation and see how he fares against spontaneous cooking challenges.

Here are a couple ideas that can be tossed to Irvine during the show:

* Create a dish with local ingredients without saying “farm-to-fork.”

* Slice and dice three tomatoes without flexing your biceps.

* Cook three courses while wearing a chefs’ coat the entire time.

All the while, uptempo music and multiple camera angles will enhance the mood and capture the action closely. That’s right, this show is hardly like the typical French toast demonstration on morning TV.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets cost $40-$60;, (800) 225-2277. Tickets can also be purchased at the Crest Theatre’s box office (1013 K St., Sacramento).

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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