Vergennes chef honored, will cook at Trapp Family Lodge

Matt Birong, chef and owner of 3 Squares Caf in Vergennes, has been named one of the Stowe Wine and Food Classic's Grand Tasting Chefs.

Birong's hearty creations will be featured on Sunday, June 26, at the Grand Tasting Event at the Stowe Wine and Food Classic being held at the Trapp Family Lodge. An impressive collection of Vermont restaurants, chefs, and purveyors will join select guest chefs and food writers for a tasting event of grandiose proportions. Tickets and more information are at www.stowewine.com.

Birong serves up Vermont's best cuisine samples alongside Steve and Lara Atkins, Kitchen Table Bistro, Michael Clauss, Bluebird Tavern; Jack Pickett and Josh Bard, Frida's Taqueria & Grill, Jason Gulisano, the Green Cup, Michael Kloeti, Michael's on the Hill; Scott, Matt and Wes, Three Penny Taproom; Eric Warnstedt, Hen of the Wood, and Brian Tomlinson, Trapp Family Lodge at the Stowe Wine and Food Classic.

Later in the summer, Birong rubs elbows with more renowned Vermont chefs at Vermont's premier Iron Chef Competition - the Top Chef of the Champlain Valley to benefit the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging.

At the Aug. 8 event, Birong goes head-to-head with Shawn Calley of the Essex Resort and Spa and reigning Top Chef attempting to defend her title, Donnell Collins of Leunig's Bistro and Caf , one of Chef Birong's former colleagues.

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