It's not often you see a Zagat review of 29 for 'Food' on a listed restaurant's rating. But, that's what you'll see when you look-up Uchi Houston's review. And that's not all. A quick Google of 'Uchi' and you'll find nothing short of 4.5 stars from numerous food critics, catapulting it to the forefront of our nation's culinary map. Is it really that good? Yes, it's that good!
And what a treat! Uchi Houston Chef Kaz Edwards will be one of the more than 50 top Houston chefs and restaurants featured in the Grand Tasting event at the Woodlands Wine and Food Week June 3-9.
We had a rare opportunity recently at Uchi Houston. Our cameras sat in on a weekly menu tasting as Uchi's team of chefs each presented their 'wannabee' new menu items to a distinguished group of tasters led by Uchi's award winning culinary director Philip Speer. It's a detailed process to say the least!
Hmmm...wonder if they'll be serving one of these at the Grand Tasting. 16 dishes passed on the day we were there, and will find their way on Uchi's bold — yet accessible — menu. Check out the beautiful presentations right here on Goodtaste.tv.
I never miss the Woodland's Wine and Food Week. In fact, I'll be one of the judges at that Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase Saturday night, June 8, so if you're there, please stop by and say hello. The chefs will be competing for Wine & Food Week's Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award and a $5,000 cash prize.
"Food Network Star" Emily Ellyn has been named the 2013 Wizard Gourmet, bringing her quirky retro rad style and recipe re-dos to the fun festivities.
Uchi-HoustonThere are events all week, and another of my favorites is on Thursday evening, June 6--H-E-B's Wine Walk @ Market Street. You'll sample some great wines and delicious food.
Another not-to-be-missed event is the Sips, Suds and Sliders on Friday, June 7. It's a great opportunity to taste craft beers from not only here in Texas but from breweries all over the world.
Wine & Food Week events and auctions benefit Swing for a Cure and to purchase tickets or for information and a complete schedule, visit www.wineandfoodweek.com or call 713.557.5732.