Houston, TX 77005
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Food | Wine
Brazos Bookstore presents A reception for CORDUA, Wednesday, December 11, 6pm-8pm.Join famed Houston restauranteurs Michael and David Cordua for a reception celebrating the publication of their new cookbook, CORDUA: FOOD OF THE AMERICA'S FROM THE LEGENDARY TEXAS RESTAURANT FAMILY.Light refreshments will be served at this casual and informal event.A quarter century ago, a Nicaraguan born in the American Canal Zone became a chef with a restaurant in Houston, Texas. That eatery, called Churrascos after a style of beef cookery then unknown in the United States, became a hit despite its most obvious failing: it was Latin but not Tex-Mex, and involved no tacos, enchiladas, or burritos.The Cordua family became a Texas restaurant legend, the success story behind several locations of Churrascos, the soaring Artista at Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the casual-fun Amazon Grill, and what perhaps is the family's ultimate culinary and architectural signature, Americas.This book, marking their twenty-fifth anniversary, celebrates their story and their vision--and generously shares their iconic recipes.