On September 27, Brennan’s of Houston, with Chef Danny Trace at the helm, will be hosting a Celebrity Chef’s Tour Dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation. The menu and roster of chefs are still in the planning stages, but you can be sure it will be an extraordinary evening.
Here’s what you need to know about the New Orleans native who’s bringing it all together.
Teaching my boys how to shoot a shotgun and hosting the Celebrity Chef’s Tour Dinner.
Favorite Southern indulgence:
Most memorable Southern meal:
My Grandpa’s onion-braised wild rabbit and rice.
What do you consider pantry staples?
Zatarain’s rice and stone ground grits.
Favorite kitchen tool:
Lodge cast-iron Dutch oven. It’s great for making gumbo at the hunting camp.
Favorite summer ingredient:
Creole tomatoes (a meaty variety grown in South Louisiana) and sweet corn.
Dream dinner guest:
Hank Williams III. Why not?
Southern chef who inspires you:
What would you serve for a late-summer dinner party?