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Ep 99: Masters of Fire – Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Shares Where Wine Takes Him (to Paso)

April 18, 2024

Where Wine Takes You – Episode Highlights 

In this episode of WWTY, Adam is joined by celebrity chef Tyler Florence to discuss the thrilling Masters of Fire event. They’ll dive into Tyler’s journey to Paso Robles Wine Country for the first-ever Masters of Fire competition, exploring what inspired this unique live-fire cooking celebration. 

As part of the launch of his 17th cookbook, ‘American Grill’ Tyler Florence is traveling across the country, hosting these unique culinary contests. Each regional event not only showcases local talent but also emphasizes the integration of local flavors into classic barbecue techniques.

Tune in to hear all about the culinary showdown and Tyler’s passion for blending traditional barbecue techniques with innovative culinary concepts.

Event Details:

  • Location: Paso Robles Event Center
  • Date & Time: Friday, May 17, 5-9 p.m. 

Featured Chefs:

  • Chef Jeff Wiesinger: Known for his mastery in BBQ and local wine pairings, Chef Jeff is a key contender with over 30 years of culinary experience.
  • Chef Justin Kingsley Hall: A specialist in wood-fired cuisine, Chef Justin is acclaimed for his innovative cooking techniques.
  • Chef Justin Monson: Brings a rich background from catering media dinners to working at Disneyland’s prestigious Club 33.
  • Chef Saree Musick: The only woman in the competition, Chef Saree is a MICHELIN star pastry chef known for her BBQ passion and chocolate expertise.
  • Chef Spencer Johnston: Known for blending local ingredients with Lebanese and Mediterranean influences, Chef Spencer’s cooking reflects the diverse culture of California’s Central Coast.

Participating Wineries:

  • Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar
  • Barton Family Estate
  • Calcareous Vineyard
  • Caliza Winery
  • CASS Winery
  • DAOU Family Estates
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
  • La Perdignus Wines
  • McPrice Myers Wines
  • My Favorite Neighbor
  • Sextant Wines/Paris Valley Road Estate Winery
  • Turley Wine Cellars

What to Expect:
Attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue experience, tasting and voting on dishes prepared live by the chefs. In addition to savoring these culinary creations, guests can sample wines from notable Paso Robles wineries such as Barton Family Wines, DAOU Family Estates, and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, among others.

Competition Stakes: The winner of the evening will receive a $5,000 cash prize, a commemorative plaque, and a spot in the National Masters of Fire Finale for a chance to win an additional $25,000.

Special Filming: This event will also serve as a setting for a non-airing Food Network pilot, potentially setting the stage for a new television series.

Tickets and More Information: Secure your spot and witness culinary history by getting your tickets today.

Looking for a place to stay Paso Wine Fest weekend? Head over to our partner Travel Paso at www.travelpaso.com.

Dive into the world of wine and art, and let Where Wine Takes You be your guide to unforgettable experiences. 



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Where Wine Takes You (WWTY) is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir and check out his daily podcast Up + Adam

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To plan your stay in Paso Robles, check out Travel Paso and follow them on Instagram @TravelPaso.

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Original music on WWTY, “Good Company,” performed by Moonshiner Collective.

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