A delicious afternoon of food, fun and festivities for the whole family, this yearly event pits leading chefs against one another in a spirited competition. All benefiting a great cause, in support of student scholarships for the Art Institute of Houston. Thorntree was proud to once again, co-sponsor this very delicious event, which The Houston Design Center hosts each year. We had a delightfully cool and sunny day, perfect for an outdoor stroll and sampling of many different takes on risotto.
Our chefs from Eleven XI created an amazing Lemon dessert risotto
Jon Buchanan from Trevisio, Kevin Bryant from Eleven XI, Scotty Campbell from Bertazzoni/Milestone Distributors, Ricky Cruz from Grotto, Jonathan LeBlanc from The Tasting Room, Efisio Farris from Arcodoro, Maurizio Ferrarese from Quattro/Four Seasons Hotel, Ryan Hildebrand from Triniti, Ronnie Killen from Killen's Steakhouse, Carmelo Mauro from Carmelo's, Brandi McHan from Vic & Anthony's, Michael Pellegrino from Max's Wine Dive, Manuel Pucha from Philippe, Luis Rubio from La Griglia, Elliot Waits from The Art Institute of Houston, John Watt from Prego and Jamie Zelko from Zelko Bistro.
Eleven XI piping their amazing chilled lemon dessert risotto into cups,
and Stuart, about to have the first taste!