Photographs by Bob Quesada of The 2016 Chef Showdown.

Among Tacos and Tequila the competing Chefs battles for the 2016 Chef Showdown were announced this past Monday.

The media gathered in the rooftop of the Dream Hotel where hosted by legendary Chef Ralph Pagano. The Chefs posed for the cameras and challenged each other in a fun and jovial atmosphere. Everyone had a great time!

Here is how the competition stacks up this year between the defending champions and their challengers:

Dustin Atoigue of Mondrian South Beach vs. Chef Bee of NaiYaRa in BATTLE SHRIMP.

Demetrios Pyliotis of Poseidon Greek restaurant & outdoor lounge vs. Frederic Joulin of Semilla Eatery & Bar in BATTLE FISH.

Xavier Torres of Drunken Dragon vs. Eric Do of Toro Toro in BATTLE TUNA.

Bernie Matz of Bodega South Beach vs. Robbyns Martinez of Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar – South Miami in BATTLE TACO.

Peter Vauthy of Red, the Steakhouse (South Beach) vs. Sean Brasel ofMeat Market Miami in BATTLE SURF N’ TURF.

Andre Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab vs. Walter Martino of Kaori by Walter Martino in BATTLE LOBSTER.

The Chef Showdown assembles Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive cook-offs where the public is the judge. In a perfect combination of competition level cuisine, tropically fresh cocktails, and live entertainment, the Chef Showdown tours guests through the best of Miami’s culinary scene, featuring 12 of Miami’s most progressive and recognized Executive Chefs. This is a can NOT miss experience for all.

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