Underbelly is turning one-year old. Whether you call it an anniversary or a birthday, it's a milestone event that calls for a celebration, and in a press release sent out earlier today, Underbelly announced its intent to do that.
To commemorate the occasion, the restaurant says "We’re inviting Houston to dinner at Underbelly." The dinner will feature seven courses by the chefs who are normally behind the scene: sous chefs Ryan Lachaine and Lyle Bento; line chefs Patrick Feges, Madeline Cabezut-Horovak, Kenten Marin, and Daniela Soto-Innes; and pastry chef Victoria Dearmond.
Of the dinner, Chris Sheperd, the restaurant's owner and executive chef, said “I started Underbelly in order to tell the story of Houston food. And this dinner is going to feature the talents of the people who have helped me tell this story through this incredible first year.”
Since it opened in 2012, Underbelly received a rare, four-star review by Houston Chronicle restaurant critic Alison Cook, an extremely favorable review from Houston Press restaurant critic Katharine Shilcutt, and was nominated for the 2013 James Beard Award in the Best New Restaurant category. Sheperd was nominated for the 2013 James Beard Award in the Best Chef Southwest category, where he has advanced to the finalist round. He has also been nominated to the Food & Wine Magazine's People's Best New Chef Southwest in their Best New Chef survey.
The dinner will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. 34 seats are available; tickets are $180 per person, tax included. If diners would like to add wine pairings by Sommelier Matthew Pridgen, the cost of the dinner will be $230, tax included. To reserve their spots, diners should call or visit Underbelly.
Underbelly, 1100 Westheimer Road
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