CANTON — Hudsen Scott, a third-grader from Canton Elementary School, grew a 7-pound cabbage that qualified him as a contestant in the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. He was selected at random by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture to win a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants toward his future education. The young horticulturist received statewide recognition as the 2013 Oklahoma state winner at a school ceremony on Jan. 24 at Canton Elementary.
Chef series begins at District 21
The Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts restaurant, District 21, begins a series of special events Friday. The series starts with chef Chris Becker, of Della Terra Fine Pasta, shepherding a four-course meal spotlighting Becker's specialty — handcrafted pastas.
The dinner launches a series that will continue one Friday night per month through May.
Students will work side by side with the chefs, helping them prepare a multicourse prix fixe menu.
The guest chefs will include Josh Valentine of “Top Chef” fame on Feb. 28; Russ Johnson, co-owner of Ludivine, on March 28; Kurt Fleischfresser, of Western Concepts Restaurants, on April 11; and Jonathon Stranger, co-owner of Ludivine, on May 9. Tickets are $50 per person and include nonalcoholic beverages.
District 21 restaurant is on the Francis Tuttle campus, 12777 N Rockwell Ave.
All proceeds support the culinary arts student activity fund. Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 717-4944.
La Baguette hosts winemaker
La Baguette Bistro, 7408 N May, will host a special wine dinner on Feb. 6 with winemaker Kimberlee Nichols. Nichols will co-host the dinner with chef Alain Buthion. It will feature wines from Nichols' Markham Vineyards with dishes specially designed to complement them. Cost for the five-course meal with wine pairing is $75. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 7. For reservations, call 840-3047.
Taste of OKC lines up restaurants
The 35th annual Taste of Oklahoma City is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at First National Center, 120 N Robinson Ave.
More than 20 restaurants will participate in the annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. The event also will include silent and live auctions, a wine pull and entertainment by Laura Leighe Music.
Participating restaurants include: Big O BBQ, Cuppies & Joe, GoGo Sushi, Guernsey Park, Iguana Mexican Grill, In the Raw, Jazmoz Bourbon Street Cafe, Johnny Carino's, Old Germany Restaurant, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Pearl's Restaurant Group, Pepperoni Grill, Picasso's Cafe, Pizza 23, The Basement Modern Diner, The Melting Pot, Urban Roots, West, Bin 73, Garbanzo's, Urban Johnnie Bar & Grille, Nonna's Ristorante and Uptown Candy. For more information, go to tasteokc.com.
— Dave Cathey, Staff Writer