Chef Robert Irvine of ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ coming to Ridgefield Playhouse


If you’ve ever watched Food Network, chances are you’ve seen Robert Irvine in action. The high-energy celebrity chef is best known for hosting “Restaurant: Impossible,” but has also appeared on “Dinner: Impossible,” Worst Cooks in America” and “Iron Chef.” chef robert irvine of restaurant impossible visits ridgefield playhouse

Here’s your chance to see him up close: Chef Robert Irvine will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17.

The event,  billed as a “multi-sensory, multimedia experience,” will feature Irvine in an interactive show that presents  multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of Dinner: Impossible come to life right before your eyes. He will have no prior knowledge of the culinary challenges that await him on stage, and the audience will have close-up views of the Food Network chef at work thanks to multiple cameras strategically placed around the stage.

There will be a wine and cheese tasting in the lobby at 7:15 p.m., coordinated by sponsor 109 Cheese & Wine, and a chef’s signing of gift items will follow. The event supports Hillside Food Outreach’s Annual Food Drive, so ticket holders are encouraged to bring a canned food item.

And if you can’t make the show, fans of Chef Irvine can look for his newest Food Network show that premieres on November 3, called “Restaurant Express.”

For tickets ($67; $150 VIP Gold Circle includes 6:30 p.m. cooking demo and backstage access), call the box office at 203-438-5795 or buy tickets online at

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT.

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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