Check out this space all week for chances to instantly win free tickets to the 2008 NYC Wine & Food Festival, which takes over New York in less than 10 days. Right this second, we're giving away a pair of comps to The Line at Le Cirque, a panel discussion led by Food & Wine honcho Dana Cowin, taking place on 10/11 at 5 PM. More: "From the original address at 58 East 65th Street, the kitchen at Le Cirque saw just as many celebrities pass through it as the dining room. In the 1980's, Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Lomonaco, Dieter Schorner, Stephen Kalt and Terrance Brennan were simply cooks learning to sharpen their knives as well as their trade. Hear from these great chefs and the Maccioni Family about all the goings-on at this famed restaurant when these cooks worked together on the line and how this unique kitchen launched their careers." The tickets go to the first person that emails us the year that the original Le Cirque restaurant opened. Contest boilerplate language here. No purchase necessary. Please don't enter if you can't attend. Blah blah stop reading and email.Update: And we have a winner. The joint opened in 1974. Thanks for playing. [ContestWire]
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