Francis Tuttle to host local ‘Top Chef' star
Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts restaurant District 21, 12777 N Rockwell Ave., continues its Guest Chefs Series at 6 p.m. Friday with chef Josh Valentine. The former “Top Chef” contestant and executive chef of The George Prime Steakhouse will help students prepare a spring-inspired four-course meal.
Cost is $50 per person and includes nonalcoholic beverages. Proceeds support the culinary arts student activity fund. Tickets can be bought at District 21 or by calling Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts at 717-4944.
Caffeine Crawl coming up
Coffee Slingers, Elemental Coffee Roasters and Mariposa Coffee Roastery, Oklahoma City's three independent coffee roasters, will be Roaster Sponsors for a caffeine crawl March 15. Other stops on the routes include Cafe Evoke, Crimson & Whipped Cream, Cuppies and Joe, Gray Owl Coffee and Urban Teahouse.
Each shop will start with an educational presentation and samples for ticket holders. Presentations will cover home-brewing tips, coffee-roasting, the origins and processes of coffee.
Crawlers must provide their own transportation. Tickets for the Caffeine Crawl are $25 and can be bought online at caffeinecrawl.com/tickets.html.
Uptown uncorks plans for fundraiser
The Uptown 23rd District will host its first Uptown Uncorked fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 17 in the newly renovated TEEMCO Gold Dome.
The food and beverage-tasting event will feature local restaurants and merchants promoting the continued renaissance of the Uptown 23rd District. Money raised from Uptown Uncorked will support beautification of medians and public spaces along NW 23 Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway Avenue.
The event will include live music and an opportunity to mix and mingle. Tickets are $50 for VIP and $35 for general admission, available online at uptown23rd.com/uptown-uncorked.
Chefs Feast No. 27 set
More than 25 of Oklahoma City's top restaurants will provide the food for the 27th annual Chefs' Feast from 6 to 9 p.m. March 20 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Proceeds from this food and wine tasting event benefit the Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids childhood hunger programs.
Chef Don Thiery from Platt College and chef Christine Dowd from Aunt Pittypat's Catering are coordinating the event for a fourth year in a row.
Participating restaurants and chefs include: Aunt Pittypat's Catering, Dowd; Platt College, Thiery; US Foods, chef Rob Johnson; Back Door Barbecue, chef Kathryn Mathis; Big Truck Tacos, chef Cally Johnson; Cafe 7, chef J. Mays; Cheever's Cafe, chef Quinn Carroll; Chef's Requested Foods, chef Ken Bradford; CocoFlow Chocolate Cafe, executive chocolatiers Kim and Gene Leiterman; Cuppies & Joe, Elizabeth Diefenderfer; and Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts, chef Marc Dunham.
Also, Gage's Steakhouse, chef Rob Ferris; Gopuram Taste of India, chef Veeral Mehta; Guernsey Park, chef Vuong Nguyen; Kam's Kookery and Guilford Gardens, chef Kamala Gamble; Kitchen No. 324, chef Boo Hee Thomas; Local, chef Kyle Mills; McNeal's Catering, chef Larry McNeal; Mutt's Amazing Hot Dogs, chefs Amie Gehlert; Republic Gastropub, chef Sam Parrett; Saturn Grill, chef Joseph Royer; and Sodexo Dining @ SNU, chef Ian Wagner.
Also, The Coach House, chef Kurt Fleischfresser; The Iguana Cafe and the Iguana Mexican Grill, chef Pat Morris; The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro; University of Oklahoma, chef Grant Watson and Whole Foods.
Tickets are still available. Individual tickets are $120 in advance, and patron tables, which include reserved seating for 10 and two bottles of fine wine, are available for $1,400.
Tickets can be bought online at regionalfoodbank.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
FROM STAFF REPORTS