The city's top chefs-who are more interested in showcasing Houston's mom and pop restaurants than their own-continue their mission to introduce locals and visitors alike to Houston's culinary diversity by showing them where they eat on their days off. This chef-driven program gives participants intimate knowledge about the city and its chefs: unexplored neighborhoods, undiscovered restaurants; and markets that contribute to the locally-driven menus of each chef.
As home to the largest Vietnamese population in Texas and the third-largest in the U.S., it's safe to say that Houston is well-versed in the art of Vietnamese culture and cuisine. Chef Ryan Pera of Revival Market and Chef Bryan Caswell of Reef, Stella Sola and El Real Tex-Mex share their favorite spots to find pho, bò bía and bánh mì.
The tours, limited to 16 participants, are $180 per person, which includes tastings at each stop, complimentary local Saint Arnold's beverages, limo-bus transportation and gift bag. Ticket proceeds benefit Foodways Texas.
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2012 at noon. Purchase tickets at www.HoustonCulinaryTours.com.
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