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If figure skating sharpens your appetite for gourmet food, Visit Saint Paul has just the event for you — Taste of the Championships, a culinary competition being held during the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which are underway and run through this weekend.

The event features main dishes from nine St. Paul restaurants: Citizen Supper Club, Great Waters Brewing Company, Kincaid’s, Pazzaluna, Rival House, the St. Paul Grill, Sakura, Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub and Vieux Carré.

The competition will be judged by 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano and friends after sampling the entrees on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Winners will be announced Saturday.