Brennan's of Houston and VEDGE Restaurant in Philadelphia Partner for an Innagural Vegan Dinner

WHAT:

On April 15, Chef Danny Trace will host the first-ever Collaboration Farm Dinner with a Southern Drawl at Brennan's of Houston, featuring dishes made with the bounty of local farms envisioned through culinary lens of Southern cooking. Chef Trace has joined forces with James Beard award-nominated Chef Rich Landau and his wife Chef Kate Jacoby of Vedge in Philadelphia to create an innovative menu that is an ode to spring vegetables and the vibrant flavor combinations of the south, including:

Antipasto of Farmers' Vegetables

Gumbo Z'Herbes Moderne, Moondog Farm dino kale, mustard, collard & swiss chard greens, buttermilk-fried okra and black garlic "sunset rice"

Fresh Hearts of Palm, avocado, capers, olives, saffron aioli

Roasted Maitake Mushrooms, smoked remoulade, oyster mushroom "rockefeller" fritter

Cauliflower & Waffle, chicken fried, pimento "cheese" grits, sweet potato waffle and chickory coffee "black eye" pea gravy

Strawberry-Sorrel Bread Pudding, strawberry "quick", sorrel bon bon, pecan pesto

Through their restaurant and the recently released Vedge Cookbook, Chefs Landau and Jacoby have helped transform the landscape in vegetable-centric dining leading to acclaim from Food & Wine, GQ and Cooking Light magazines.

Brennan's of Houston, a crown jewel in Creole cooking and Southern hospitality, is celebrating its 47th year of business and looks forward to extending their popular March Veg Out! menu with this exclusive evening.

"At Brennan's of Houston, we have great reverence for our produce and the farms from which it originates, so it seemed a natural fit to collaborate with Chefs Landau and Jacoby who have mastered the art of working with vegetables," says Chef Trace.

Chef Landau adds, "By coaxing intricate flavors out of fruits and vegetables, we hope to inspire even the most carnivorous diners to embrace vegan cuisine. It can be so much more hearty and flavorful than people realize so to be able to work with Chef Trace on this menu in the heart of Texas has really inspired us to push the boundaries."

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 15 -- 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE:

Brennan's of Houston, 3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

Cost:

$95 per person for the six-course dinner, including wine pairings. Tax and gratuity are not included

RSVP:

Reservations are required, please call 713-522-9711 or visit Brennan's of Houston's event calendar to reserve online.