The good people at Tweet Up have organised their second annual UK Chilli Stand Off, this time in Hackney, on Saturday 17th November. 8 chefs & 8 chillis battling it out to be the best, plus drinks and cocktails. The early bird tickets have now sold out, but follow Tweet Up on Twitter to get warning of new tix. You can see details of last year's event here. Oh - and they organised the amazing Ribstock too!
"UK Chilli Stand Off is back! After last year’s sell-out success, UK Chilli Stand Off returns this November, with 8 great chefs to compete for the title of UK Chilli Champion 2012.
Last year saw madcap chef Carl Clarke defy the odds and emerge victorious, beating a fearsome line-up of competitors that included The Fat Duck's Chef Jocky, street food heroes Lucky Chip and food writer and television presenter Gizzi Erskine. We had some great write-ups of the event, for example here and here.
This year’s competition promises to be bigger and better, with an exciting new line-up of competitors, a great new venue, DJs and live music, alongside tequila and Texan beers from the Milk & Honey festival bar and a selection of sweet street food vendors.
Early Bird tickets are £35 to taste all eight chillies and include two Texan beers, a tequila cocktail and some Tweat Up suprises on the day.
With a ticket to the noon tasting you can access the venue from 11am, with chilli tasting taking place 12pm - 3pm. With a ticket to the 4pm tasting you can access the venue from 3pm, with chilli tasting taking place 4pm - 7pm. The winner will be announced at 8pm."
When - Saturday 17th November
Where - Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, E2 9DY
Tickets - £40 per head (approx) from here. More tickets will be released w/c 29th October. Follow Tweet Up on Twitter for warning of when the next tickets will be released
Link 1 - UK Chilli Stand Off
Link 2 - Tickets page