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Chase Sapphire's 8 Great Plates Competition Challenges Foodies to Think Global, Eat Local

Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:00 AM

Diners can now vote with their palates and raise funds for charity in the new 8 Great PlatesSM restaurant competition to determine the most-loved international cuisine in ten U.S. cities. Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM], announced today the start of public voting for consumers’ favorite international dishes among eight local restaurant contenders in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas, Boston, Houston and Atlanta through the “8 Great Plates” Dining App on the Chase Sapphire Facebook page. For every vote cast online through July 31, Chase Sapphire will donate $1 to Feeding America, up to $100,000 nationwide. Feeding America will distribute up to $10,000 to local food banks in each of the 10 cities.

The 8 Great Plates challenge is inspired by the new Bravo culinary competition series, “Around the World in 80 Plates,” which premiered May 9. Hosted by food experts Curtis Stone and Cat Cora and co-produced by Chase Sapphire Preferred, the show follows 12 chefs in a race across 10 countries over 40 days. In each episode, contestants travel to a different international city to learn local customs, cultures and cuisines as they battle it out in two different cooking challenges that test their skills and determination.

Chase Sapphire partnered with Tasting Table to select eight restaurants in each city – along with featured plates – that showcase international cuisines seen on “Around the World in 80 Plates,” including English, French, Spanish, Moroccan, Italian, Thai, Cantonese and Argentinian. Consumers can vote for their favorite plate among the participating restaurants through the “8 Great Plates” Dining App on the Chase Sapphire Facebook page.

“We chose to present the 8 Great Plates competition to create a unique way for Chase Sapphire cardmembers, ‘Around the World in 80 Plates’ fans and food lovers to discover and experience stand-out international cuisine in their own cities,” said Sean O’Reilly, general manager, Chase Sapphire. “The competition allows diners across the country to show their passion for diverse culinary experiences while raising needed funds to fight hunger. By simply casting an online vote for their favorite international dish at participating restaurants, consumers can help raise $100,000 for Feeding America.”

“The ‘8 Great Plates’ partnership is another example of Chase’s ongoing support of Feeding America,” said Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America. “We are proud to work with Chase Sapphire on this program that will help deliver as many as 800,000 meals to those in need. Feeding America is grateful to Chase for helping our food banks feed nearly 37 million people each year.”

Participating restaurants and featured dishes in the “8 Great Plates” competition include:


New York

Los Angeles

-- English – Fish and Chips at A Salt + Battery

-- English – Bangers and Mash at The Fox and Hounds

-- French – French Onion Soup at Lyon

-- French – Coq au Vin at La Poubelle

-- Spanish – Arroz Negra at Socarrat Paella Bar

-- Spanish – Paella at LA Paella

-- Moroccan – Chicken Tagine at Cafe Mogador

-- Moroccan – Chicken Tagine at Tagine Beverly Hills

-- Italian – Tagliatelle at Locanda Vini & Olii

-- Italian – Fettuccine al Ragu Bolognese at Sfixio

-- Thai – Larb at Zabb Elee

-- Thai – Larb at Night + Market

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at Chinatown Brasserie

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at Bao Dim Sum

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at Luz

-- Argentinian: Empanadas at Carlitos Gardel



San Francisco

-- English – Steak and Ale Pie at Pleasant House Bakery

-- English – Fish and Chips at Pelican Inn

-- French – Coq au Vin at Kiki’s Bistro

-- French – Coq au Vin at Café Claude

-- Spanish – Paella at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

-- Spanish – Paella Negra at B44

-- Moroccan – Chicken Tagine at Alhambra Palace

-- Moroccan – Chicken Tagine at Aziza

-- Italian – Pappardelle with Wild Boar Ragu at Coco Pazzo

-- Italian – Tagliatelle with Pork Sugo at Perbacco

-- Thai – Larb at Aroy Thai

-- Thai – Prawn Red Curry at Marnee Thai

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at Phoenix

-- Cantonese – Shanghai Kurobuta Pork Dumpling at Yank Sing

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at 5411 Empanadas

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at Venga




-- English – Fish and Chips at The Whip Tavern

-- English – Fish and Chips at Churchill’s Pub

-- French – French Onion Soup at Caribou Café

-- French – French Onion Soup at A La Folie Café

-- Spanish – Paella Valenciana at Amada

-- Spanish – Paella at Sra. Martinez

-- Moroccan – Tangier Hen at Spring Mill

-- Moroccan – Angus Beef and Lamb Flatbread at Falafel Bistro

-- Italian – Bistecca Fiorentina at Victor Cafe

-- Italian – Asparagus Fontina Founduta at Scarpetta

-- Thai – Shrimp Green Curry at Tamarind

-- Thai – Seafood Curry at Lotus Garden

-- Cantonese – Pork Belly Bao Buns at Chifa

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum Platter at Hakkasan

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at Mixto

-- Argentinian – Beef Empanada at Half Moon Empanadas




-- English – Fish and Chips at The Londoner Pub

-- English – Fish and Chips at Elephant & Castle Pub

-- French – French Onion Soup at Toulouse Café and Bar

-- French – French Onion Soup at Petit Robert Bistro

-- Spanish – Paella at Si Tapas Restaurant Bar

-- Spanish – Paella at Toro

-- Moroccan – Beef Tenderloin Tagine at Medina Oven+Bar

-- Moroccan – Chicken Tagine at Tangierino

-- Italian – Steak Florentine at La Fiorentina

-- Italian – Bistecca Brasato ai Borolo at Erbaluce

-- Thai – Shrimp Red Curry at Royal Thai

-- Thai – Larb at Dok Bua Thai Kitchen

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at Hong Kong Royal

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at China Pearl

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at Argentina Bakery

-- Argentinian – Empanada at Tango




-- English – Bangers and Mash at The Queen Vic Pub

-- English – Fish and Chips at The Brick Store Pub

-- French – Coq au Vin at Philippe Restaurant

-- French – French Onion Soup at Atmosphere

-- Spanish – Paella at Convivio

-- Spanish – Paella at Noche

-- Moroccan – African Cous Cous at Café Benedicte

-- Moroccan – Cornish Hen Tagine at Imperial Fez

-- Italian – Steak Florentine at Arcodoro

-- Italian – Tagliatele ai Funghi at Sotto Sotto

-- Thai – Larb at Nidda Thai

-- Thai – Shrimp Massaman Curry at Tamarind Seed Bistro

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at Hong Kong Dim Sum

-- Cantonese – Dim Sum at Canton House

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at Tango + Malbec

-- Argentinian – Empanadas at Pampas Steak House


Voting ends on July 31, 2012. The top-voted plates in each city and the total charity donation will be announced in early August after the votes are tallied. For more information about the 8 Great Plates competition or to vote, visit the Chase Sapphire Facebook page and click on the Dining App.

About Chase Sapphire

Chase Sapphire is a premier travel rewards card for people who are passionate about travel and dining. Chase Sapphire offers premium travel rewards and benefits with no travel restrictions or blackout dates on airfare booked through Ultimate Rewards, double points for every dollar spent on dining, 24/7 live customer service and access to unique experiences, such as the “8 Great Plates” program. More information is available at www.ChaseSapphire.com.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.

About Tasting Table

Tasting Table (http://tastingtable.com) is a free daily email that delivers the best of food and drink culture to adventurous eaters everywhere. Each weekday, we send our members one delicious idea about dining, wine, cocktails, cooking or restaurant personalities. We feed you only first-hand recommendations that we have tested thoroughly ourselves—one bite at a time.

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

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