Matt Murphy, chef-owner of The Irish House in New Orleans and a winner on The Food Network’s cooking challenge show, “Chopped,” will prepare foods for the Baton Rouge Irish Club’s upcoming Wine and Food Experience.
The annual event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Celtic Media Centre, Stage 2, 10000 Celtic Drive. It will be hosted by Whitney Vann, of WBRZ.
Murphy, a native of Ireland, competed in the July 31 episode of the reality-based cooking series. The show pits four chefs against each other and requires them to take mystery boxes of ingredients — one for each course of a meal — and create a creative, tasty dish with minimal time to plan, execute and present. After each round, one chef is chopped.
Murphy previously was with The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.
For the Irish Club’s Wine and Food Experience, Murphy will be pairing his creations with new wines and vintages from Concannon Vineyards, Livermore, Calif.
The winery, the oldest in California continuously operating under the same family name, was established by Irish immigrant James Concannon in the late 1800s.
Trinchero Family Estates also will feature its California wines. Foods and wine also will be offered by Bacchus Bistro, Bonefish Grill, Desserts First, French Market Bistro and Mansurs on the Boulevard. Crescent Crown will provide a selection of beers.
Entertainment will be provided by Pete Dawson, the McTaggert Irish Dancers and Roxanne Leachman. Live and silent auctions also are planned.
All proceeds will benefit the fifth annual Irish Film Festival, to be held in July at the Manship Theatre.
Tickets are $25 for Irish Club members and $30 for nonmembers, which includes a commemorative wine glass.
Tickets are available at the Elizabethan Gallery, 630 Jefferson Highway, or Bonefish Grill, 7415 Corporate Boulevard. Tickets also are available at The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.