Friday, April 18, 2008

The Grilled Cheese Invitational

One of the more interesting events ever invented, The Grilled Cheese Invitational is a fierce competition of amateur grilled cheese "grillers" using the beloved sandwiches (or "sammiches" as they endearingly call them) to make all sorts of gourmet versions or freakishly weird things. My friend will be in attendance at the Los Angeles event; she's preparing to build a grilled cheese wedding cake and I don't doubt it will be perfect and awe-inspiring. In fact, I'm sure she has a hundred grilled cheeses in her fridge right now (and nothing else), rarin' to go.

She blogged about her experience last year. Pretty funny stuff.

Her cake, first in three layers, then assembled and beautiful...

And here's a video from last year...

You'll get a kick out of the rules and regulations. You will find things like the Definition of Bread, Cheese, and Butter.

The definition for bread, for example, states:
Any leavened or unleavened, flour-based and baking thing that looks like bread, you idiot.
You will also find the competition categories, which I'll let you read on your own, but are titled:
  • The Missionary Position
  • Spoons
  • The Kama Sutra
  • The Honey Pot

Fast Facts

What: The Grilled Cheese Invitational
When: Saturday, April 19th (tomorrow!) from 5 to 9:30pm/Grilling starts at 5:30pm sharp (cheddar?)
Where: Top secret location (but I hear it's in Griffith Park)
Price: Supposedly sold out now. But see what you can do with your begging skills, make friends with a judge, whatever, just to get in and observe or participate! Befriend the security guard at the door. Or just wait anxiously for the photos post-event. They'll be amusing, I'm sure.

And one final kinda gross concoction in last year's competition: A grilled cheese jello mold. Ew.


Anonymous said...

That was a great post. Video made me lol

Tiffany K. said...

You are not going to believe this. I didn't read your blog until just now, 7:26 pm EST, and I totally made grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner!!! I NEVER make grilled cheese. Freaky!

Marni said...

Jeremy - Thank you! I know, I love that video, too.

Tiffany K. - I think it's because the stars were aligned. You should consider entering the competition next year!!!

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