Eat up and Drive
Hunger drive: Cadillac hits the Woodlands for a Culinary Challenge Test Drive
If real life was like a reality show, the Cadillac Culinary Challenge might involve:
- Eating in the car
- Cooking food while driving the car or
- Turning the car into the world's sleekest taco truck.
Luckily this is about luxury, not lunacy, and the Culinary Challenge is actually all about sampling the good life at The Woodlands Mall on Saturday and Sunday, while the foodies are conveniently hanging around town for Wine & Food Week.
The first draw is test driving Cadillac's latest — the SRX Crossover, the CTS Sport Wagon and the Escalade Hybrid — against the competition, the Lexus RX 350, Mercedes ML350 and BMW 535i Sports Wagon. You'll be driving for a cause too. Cadillac will donate $10 fort every test drive taken to Share Our Strength — a national organization working to eliminate child hunger.
Where does the culinary bit come in? Two of Houston's big-shot chefs will be facing off in three live culinary demonstrations and giving out bites and cooking tips.
- Justin Basye, chef de cuisine at Stella Sola, was a James Beard Award semifinalist this year for the Rising Star Chef of the Year award and has worked at lauded eateries including August, Blue Hill at Stone Farms, and Houston's Voice, earning lauds for his mastery of charcuterie.
- David Denis is the owner and chef at Le Mistral and did double duty for two years, also serving as executive chef at Hotel Granduca's Ristorante Cavour. French-born and -trained, Denis graduated from the prestigious École du Beausset.
Test drives will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and cooking demonstrations will be at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.