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Beloved Houston chef hosts ultimate Sunday supper boasting rock star talent

Beloved Houston chef hosts Sunday supper boasting rock star talent

Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Janna Roberson Drake Leonards Martin Stayer Dominick Lee Kiran Verma David Cordua Jody Stevens Tyler Horne
Janna Roberson, left, with the chefs of the Sunday Supper.  Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Elaine Dillard Catherine Manterola Chelsea Padon Linda Salinas
Elaine Dillard, Catherine Manterola, Chelsea Padon, and Linda Salinas. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019
Nancy Christensen, Heather Houston, Haley Bowen Lehfeldt and Michael Lehfeldt. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Kiran Verma curry red fish
Chef Kiran Verma's curry red fish. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Jason Mok Stephanie Mok Anna Brewster Nick Muscara
Jason and Stephanie Mok, Anna Brewster, Nick Muscara. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Kiran Verma Puja Verma Gary Chapman
Kiran Verma, Puja Verma, Gary Chapman. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 beets Drake Leonards
Beets by Drake Leonards of Eunice. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 David Cordua Megha Tejpal Eric Sandler
David Cordúa, Megha Tejpal, and Eric Sandler. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Bart Fletcher Ashley Horne Dan Fergus Devin Licata
Bart Fletcher, Ashley Horne, Dan Fergus, and Devin Licata. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019
Doug Overman and Veronica Areolla Overman. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Janna Roberson Drake Leonards Martin Stayer Dominick Lee Kiran Verma David Cordua Jody Stevens Tyler Horne
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Elaine Dillard Catherine Manterola Chelsea Padon Linda Salinas
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Kiran Verma curry red fish
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Jason Mok Stephanie Mok Anna Brewster Nick Muscara
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Kiran Verma Puja Verma Gary Chapman
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 beets Drake Leonards
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 David Cordua Megha Tejpal Eric Sandler
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019 Bart Fletcher Ashley Horne Dan Fergus Devin Licata
Urban Harvest Sunday Supper 2019

What: Urban Harvest Sunday Supper

Where: Kiran's

The scoop: A sold-out crowd of almost 200 patrons filled the Upper Kirby restaurant for an epic feast prepared by some of Houston's top chefs: David Cordúa (Michael and David Cordúa Hospitality), Dominick Lee (Poitín), Drake Leonards (Eunice), Martin Stayer (Nobie's), Jody Stevens (Jodycakes), and host chef Kiran Verma.    

Served family-style, the meal celebrated the same locally sourced, seasonal produce that Urban Harvest sells at its weekly farmers market at St. John's School. Verma led the way with her curry red fish; Lee's butter beans, Leonard's roasted root vegetables, Cordúa's pani-puri tacos, Stayer's wagyu ragu pasta, and Stevens' strawberry cake also earned raves.

The local nonprofit organization contributes to Houston's civic life by providing community garden programming, farmers markets, gardening classes, and youth education. Planning is already underway for the organization's 25th anniversary party on November 2. Details are still under wraps, but expect it to showcase many of the chefs who have shopped at the market over the years.

Who: Anne Brown, Anne Lewis and David Morris, Pauline and Bob Mertensotto, Sarah Self, Puja Verma and Gary Chapman, Donna and Douglas Wheeler, Kate and Ken Klein, Doug Skopp, Holly Narcisse, Teresa Sandoval-Hanson, Heather and David Houston, Don Smith, Mary Clarkson, Jeni Halliday, Stuart Rosenberg, Jonathan Beitler, Rachel Boyd, and Danielle Dubois.