This Friday is the last chance to buy tickets for the annual Artisan Cup & Fork. Hosted by The Land Connection, this year's Artisan Cup & Fork will be Saturday, October 1st at the Orpheum in Downtown Champaign. Five culinary teams will make tapas-style dishes, and two bakers will each serve a dessert. Event guests will get to vote for their favorite to be crowned winner of this year's Artisan Cup & Fork.

The dishes for this year's event have been announced, and they sound delicious. 

Team Weird Meat Boyz:

pulled pork kimchi ramen

braised mushroom kimchi ramen

Team Homegrown:

roasted pork belly with pumpkin chutney + a herbed kefir sauce

roasted radish with pumpkin chutney + a herbed kefir sauce

Team VFW Post 630:

pork tenderloin roulade with crispy summer squash + creamy polenta

mushroom roulade with crispy summer squash + creamy polenta

Team Baldarotta's:

sparerib Osso Bucco

mushroom + tomato ragu over cheesy polenta

Team Harmony Korean BBQ:

chicken + black garlic dumplings

confit carrot + black garlic dumplings

Baker Heidi Leuszler will be making pear pockets. The dessert will have a local candied pear slice and a phyllo pastry with a pocket of local cheese, herbs, and a handcrafted pear paste using local pears, apples, ginger, spicebush berries, and prickly ash follicles. Hopscotch Bakery will also make a dessert for the event.

Beer will be available by Artesia Brewing and Riggs Beer Company. Award-winning kombucha company Cloud Mountain Kombucha will be serving some brews, and Hendrick House + Betsy's Bistro will offer bar service.

If this sounds delicious, get your tickets here by Friday, September 23rd at midnight.

Top image by Alyssa Buckley.