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All-Star Group of Houston Chefs Serving Sunday Supper to Support Local Food

Fresh beets, carrots, and turnips at the Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market.


Fresh beets, carrots, and turnips at the Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of Urban Harvest.

Posted: November 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Urban Harvest, the organization behind some of Houston’s farmers marketshas settled into its new Saturday location. Now, it’s also bringing back a popular farm-to-table dinner event, the Urban Harvest Sunday Supper. Tickets are on sale now. Poitin at 2313 Edwards is hosting the first dinner of the new series on Sunday, November 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. which showcases an all-star lineup of chefs. In addition to Dominick Lee of Poitin, contributing chefs include David Cordua of David+Michael Cordua Hospitality/YUM DMC EVENTS, German Mosquera of Brasil, Richard Knight of the upcoming Atlas in Bravery Chef Hall, Ara Malekian of Harlem Road Texas BBQ, William Wright of Helen Greek Food & Wine, and Alyssa Doyle of Pinkerton’s Barbecue.

The Sunday Suppers pair chefs with local farmers to create fresh, seasonal dishes, with all proceeds going toward sustaining Urban Harvest’s youth and adult education programs, community gardens and weekly farmers markets. The organization’s mission is to create a food culture driven by local produce and healthy eating.

Urban Harvest’s community garden network includes over 125 affiliate gardens that span more than 100 miles across the greater Houston area. These gardens help reduce “food deserts” — urban areas that have limited availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. The gardens also provide produce for shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens around Houston.   

This year, Urban Harvest is offering reserved table options that include additional benefits. The Chiffonade Seating for $2,500 comes with reserved seating for 10 and sponsor recognition during the event. The Chiffonade Seating Al Fresco package is also $2,500 but the reserved seating for 10 is at a covered outdoor table with a view of Houston’s magnificent skyline. There is also a Julienne Seating package for $2,000 which reserves an indoor table for eight. Individual tickets are also available for purchase for $150.

The host restaurant, Poitín, opened in mid-May in the Sawyer Yards complex and provides a blend of indoor and outdoor seating with a truly stunning view of the downtown skyline. It’s named after the Irish version of moonshine but has become known for its celebration of Houston’s diverse cuisine from Southern comfort food to Indian, Italian and Korean.

downtown Houston at night from Poitín

The view of downtown Houston from Poitín’s back patio. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

“I’m excited and honored to host the Sunday Supper at Poitin in our herb garden,” said Lee. “The theme of the dinner is herbs, so our garden is a great setting,” Lee said. “I’m doing a braised bison dish, like a stew, since we’re moving from fall to winter. All of the produce and meat is donated by the farmers from the market. Our beverage director is doing a cocktail with Texas gin and some of the local produce that’s been donated. It’s going to be a great event with great people sharing great food,” Lee continued.

Table packages and tickets are available on Urban Harvest’s website or by phone at (713) 880-5540. Complimentary valet parking is available.

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