Top Chef Swap Will Debut With Chicago Masters

On February 25th, Takashi Yagihashi and Tony Mantuano will swap culinary specialties in an elaborate seven-course tasting dinner. Yagihashi, a four-time Michelin star winner, will be preparing Italian dishes, and Mantuano, a James Beard award winner, will create Japanese dishes. The fateful night is set to take place at Takashi in Chicago. The Japanese chef has been featured on Top Chef Masters in 2012, and published the recipe book Takashi's Noodles with Harris Salat. Previously, he was also featured on an episode of Iron Chef America.

Tony Mantuano, the chef at Spiaggia, was featured on Top Chef Masters in 2010. The Spiaggia Cookbook, released in 2004, was selected as one of the top 25 cookbooks of 2004 by Food & Wine. The culinary mix-up will be the first in a quarterly dinner series to take place at Takashi.

Tickets are available for purchase for $105 through Takashi, with an optional wine pairing for $60. Guests will be able to purchase both cookbooks.