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January 22, 2009

Famous Chefs from Houston, Texas Cooking School Visit NYC

Filed under: Uncategorized — alyssammayhew @ 3:53 pm

Marie and Alain LeNotre from the Houston, Texas cooking school (, paid a special visit to New York City, to meet with star chefs. Texas cooking school chefs had a 3-day adventure of feasts and mingling with a total of 37 contributing chefs. The Houston chefs got started on Saturday night with Ruinart Champagne and a 8-course dinner at Le Cirque, Cirio Maccioni’s famed restaurant, and ended at 1:00am. After staying up all night, the next morning Texas cooking school woke up to have breakfast at Jean-Georges with a Champagne Taittinger and Caviar Petrossian After Party at Jean-Georges’ Vongerichten Central Park restaurant.

On June 16th, 2008, Houston, Texas cooking school chef Alain LeNotre’s father, prepared an amazing feast for 1,000 guests, to help raise money to feed the homebound elderly community of New York. Most of the chefs that helped out studied in France under the tutelage of luminaries like Paul Bocuse, Pierre Troigros, Roger Verge, or Gaston LeNotre.

Each chef prepared 2 dishes each, one classic recipe from their French mentor and one innovative creation of their own (a total of 74 dishes). This event raised over 1 million dollars for city-meals-on-wheels.

“The food was phenomenal. David Bouley, of Bouley, New York, made Filet Mignon au Citron, in tribute to Roger Verge, Daniel Boulud of Daniel in New York made a Lyon-style sausage with truffle and pistachio in tribute to Paul Bocuse, Michel Richard, of Citronelle, in Washington DC, made Grand Marnier Eclair, in tribute to Gaston LeNotre, Jean-Goerges Vongerichten made Egg Caviar in tribute to Louis Outhier, and on and on.” (
Gourmet Magazine– media sponsor also attended the event.

This event was definitely one that Houston, Texas cooing school chefs will never forget.


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