Homegrown Houston: A Tasting Tour With Chefs Evelyn García and Henry LuVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, August 27, 2022
7 p.m. Program
Health and Safety
Celebrate the incredible cuisines of Houston at this special evening with Evelyn García and Henry Lu of KIN HTX!
Chefs Evelyn and Henry have curated a selection of stand-out, innovative chefs who are each presenting a dish that showcases their stories as chefs and, in turn, reflects the diversity and ingenuity of the Houston food scene. In addition to the tasting tour of Houston — featuring Thai food, West African dishes, Filipino-inspired desserts, and much more — the unforgettable evening also features performances and access to the project Artists on Site Series 3.
Tickets are inclusive of one dish from each chef/vendor, drinks, and cultural activities including performances and entry to Artists on Site.
Featured Food and Drink by
Chefs Diane and Willet Feng
Serving: the GMA Slider (Sweet Sourdough Slider Bun with Smashed Patty, Cheddar Cheese, Sauteed Onions, Sambal Mayo, and Kimchi Relish)*
Butter Baby Bakery
Chef Karen DeGuzman
Serving: Halo Halo Cake Shooters, Mini Ube Cream Puffs*
Chef Ope Amosu
Serving: Golden Blok Pairing (Smokey Jollof Jambalaya, Stewed Sweet Plantains, Motherland Coconut Curry)
Click Virtual Food Hall
Chef Gabriel Medina
Serving: Monggo Guisado (Filipino Rice and Beans)*
Desert Door Distillery
Chefs Ellane Won, Ashley Lai, and Amiley Lai
Serving: Spicy Sichuan Noodles with Mushroom Soy Topping*
Chefs Stephanie Velasquez and Nicholas Vera
Serving: Zacahuil Tamal (Banana Leaf-Wrapped Tamal served with Salsa Roja and Pork Belly)
Chefs Evelyn García and Henry Lu
Serving: Salmon Ceviche with Lemongrass Leche de Tigre, Chili Oil, and Rice Crisp
Chef Vanarin Kuch
Serving: Goat Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote, Yuzu Kosho Foam, and Meringue*
Street to Kitchen
Chef Benchawan Jabthong Painter
Serving: Chef Benchawan's Famous Green Curry Brisket
* indicates a vegetarian or vegan option will be available
About KIN HTX
KIN is a Southeast Asian-inspired concept by Chefs Evelyn García & Henry Lu. KIN consists of a condiment & product line, catering and event production, and a new restaurant opening in Houston soon!
About Evelyn García
A Houston native, born to parents from Mexico and El Salvador, Chef Evelyn García is the Chef and Co-Owner of Kin HTX. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Evelyn cooked her way through New York City with stints at Jean George’s Spice Market under Chef Anthony Ricco, Masak with Chef Larry Reutens and Kin Shop with Harold Dieterle. After 10 years in NYC honing her skills, passion and drive for Southeast Asian food and culture, she decided to move back to her hometown of Houston and open Kin HTX, a Southeast Asian inspired concept. From pop-ups to chef residencies to a restaurant and a product line, Kin HTX continues to evolve and showcase Evelyn’s passion for Southeast Asian flavors and local agriculture. Evelyn was recently seen making it to the finals on Top Chef: Houston.
Performing Arts and Culture programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Syamal and Susmita Poddar. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, and The Brown Foundation Inc. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, and the Wortham Foundation. Additional support provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas.
Performing Arts and Culture Presenting Sponsors
Syamal and Susmita Poddar
Official Airline Sponsor
Food and Drink Sponsors
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, Texas 77004
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/homegrown-houston-tasting-tour-chefs-evelyn-garcia-and-henry-lu 1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, Texas 77004