Chef Kelly Liken to appear on show ‘Knife Fight’ Battle Colorado Tuesday |

Chef Kelly Liken to appear on show ‘Knife Fight’ Battle Colorado Tuesday

Kelly Liken, left, shown here at the inaugural Sowing Seeds Recipe Cookoff, will be on "Knife Fight" on Tuesday evening.
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VAIL — Chef Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, will appear on the Esquire Network’s “Knife Fight” for its newest season. In this episode Liken is overheard saying “….there is no prize for second place, this is all about bragging rights.” The show will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. on the Esquire Network.

Hosted by Ilan Hall, who Liken first met while filming Bravo TV “Top Chef” season 7 where she made it to the finale episode filmed in Singapore, this underground cooking competition brings together some of the nation’s leading chefs including James Beard Award winners and Michelin star chefs within a raw setting where no rules apply. Pitted against fellow Colorado chef Steve Redzikowski, of Boulder’s Oak at Fourteenth, Liken is challenged to cook with three secret ingredients.

Under Pressure

The crowd at The Gorbals, located in Los Angeles where Knife Fight is filmed, goes wild as Liken is challenged to cook with three secret ingredients: beef heart, wild dandelion greens and lastly Santa Barbara Spot Prawns — all under one hour. Liken starts off proposing three dishes she plans to prepare, including a beef tartare that features the dandelion greens, to present to the judges including Naomi Pomeroy and Brendan Collins, of Waterloo & City, along with host Ilan Hall. Liken announces a second dish that will be a Southeast Asian inspired item followed by a braised beef heart on a crispy sope. Expect surprising twists and turns throughout the half-hour episode. This hit original series is described as an after-hours war zone and America will see who takes home the win for “Battle Colorado.”

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