Travaasa Austin hosted its second annual Farm to Table Harvest Dinner in Houston last Sunday, November 17th at Eleven XI, one of Houston’s most celebrated restaurants. Spotlighted chefs included Travaasa Austin’s Executive Chef Ben Baker and a select group of talented and innovative chefs – Jon Buchanan of Trevisio. Kevin Bryant of Eleven XI, and Ryan Hildebrand of Triniti. The dinner featured a multi-course menu utilizing fresh, seasonal produce along with beer and wine pairings. The favorite of the evening was the roast quail with autumn squash stuffing, pumpkin ‘tofu’, onion petals and a spiced demi glaze. Talk about fall flavors! This dish was paired with Care Crianza and the beer pairing was Smoke on the Bayou, which made for an interesting palate combination with the spicy demi-glaze on the quail.
The dinner raised $5,000 for Urban Harvest, a leader in the local food movement promoting healthy communities, sound nutrition and respect for the environment by educating children and adults and facilitating harvest and habitat gardens.
Overall, it was a very successful evening filled with fun, friends, food and fundraising. We’re already looking forward to next year!