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Cooking Class with Tory McPhail @ Brennan's of Houston
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
3300 Smith

Brennan's of Houston will host Tory McPhail, executive chef of Commander's Palace, tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a special cooking class demonstration along with Brennan's executive chef Danny Trace. The duo will prepare a three-course meal for $150 per couple. For the first course, guests will watch McPhail and Trace prepare barbecued Vegetable Salad complete with a tasting of slow-smoked and grilled vegetables atop spicy farm greens and goat cheese all tossed in barbecued lemon vinaigrette. Next, guests will savor in Louisiana Tur-duck-hen featuring layers of turkey, duck and chicken with smoky tasso and brie; it's all encased in a crispy crust. For dessert, both chefs will prepare Candied Texas Tomato Galette featuring MoonDog Farm tomatoes with strawberry sangria, balsamic caramel and elote ice cream.