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Sir-Mix-A-Lot Will Judge the Iron Vintner Challenge

Who knew? The "Baby Got Back" rapper apparently gets sprung on food and wine pairings.

By Julie H. Case June 18, 2013

Apparently big butts aren't all local rapper Sir-Mix-A-Lot likes: He also gets sprung on food and wine. On Wednesday, Mix will help judge the final Iron Vintner Challenge, which pits Lisa Baer, of Baer Winery, against Chris Peterson, of Avennia

The monthlong challenge puts the cooking and pairing skills of four Woodinville winemakers to the test when Barking Frog chef Bobby Moore gives them a host of ingredients and a secret protein, from which each must craft an appetizer and an entree in 60 minutes or less. The winemakers who survived rounds one and two—aka Baer and Peterson—then battle for the title of Iron Vintner in front of a crowd of hungry admirers. All the ribbing and rivalry benefits Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.

For the 2013 championship, Sir Mix-A-Lot joins celebrity judges Christie Johnson of KING5; Ted Baseler, CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle Estates; and Joshua Henderson, founder of Skillet and lots of other exciting new projects. Wednesday's smackdown takes place at Willows Lodge in Woodinville. Knives begin flying at 5:30.

What: Fourth Annual Iron Vintner Challenge
Where: The patio outside of Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge
When: June 19, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $50


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