Menu of Menus

Prepare to Feast: The 15th Annual Menu of Menus Extravanganza Is Tuesday

Strike a pose at Menu of Menus.
Strike a pose at Menu of Menus. Photo by Chuck Cook Photography
click to enlarge Strike a pose at Menu of Menus. - PHOTO BY CHUCK COOK PHOTOGRAPHY
Strike a pose at Menu of Menus.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography
We hope you've been fasting, because the Houston Press is excited to host the 15th Annual Menu of Menus® Extravaganza, presented by Stella Artois, on Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. That's tomorrow, folks, so if you don't have tickets, better step on it.

With more than 40 area restaurants participating this year, guests will sample from tastings of local hotspots including Boheme, Beaver’s, Field & Tides, Krisp Bird & Batter, Peli Peli Kitchen and Pepper Twins  alongside wine, beer and cocktail sampling.
click to enlarge Chef Lyle Bento will attempt to win the Iron Fork in 2017. - PHOTO BY CHUCK COOK PHOTOGRAPHY
Chef Lyle Bento will attempt to win the Iron Fork in 2017.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography
The event will also include the 6th Annual Iron Fork Chef Competition, presented by Whole Foods Market, pitting up-and-coming chefs Gary Ly of Underbelly and Lyle Bento of Southern Goods head to head for a cook-off style battle in front of some 2000 guests.

This year's moderator will be restaurateur Kevin Naderi of Roost, who also happens to be a four-time winner (between 2012 and 2015) and one of last year's competition judges. Naderi previously offered some advice to this year's competitors: Don't overthink, use your time well, highlight the secret ingredient and have fun.

The Menu of Menus® Extravaganza takes place at Silver Street Studios, 1501 Silver, April 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. and you can still grab VIP ($95) and general admission tickets ($55) for tomorrow night online here. Doors open at 7 p.m. but VIP entry gets you access to the party at 6 p.m.



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Gwendolyn Knapp is the food editor at the Houston Press. A sixth-generation Floridian, she is still torn as to whether she likes smoked fish dip or queso better.