Legendary chef Thomas Keller has a total of seven Michelin stars for his restaurants Per Se, The French Laundry and Bouchon. Daniel Boulud has his own three-Michelin-star namesake restaurant, plus an empire of restaurants that bear his initials. Together with Jerome Bocuse, the vice president of the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation, and Bocuse d'Or USA competition winner Richard Rosendale, the four form a sort of culinary Avengers; a Dream Team, if you will.
Now Boulud, Keller, Bocuse and Rosendale are heading to Houston for an exclusive event on Sept. 29. The quartet will be cooking at an exclusive dinner at the home of Larry and Deana Blackburn to benefit the Harris County Sheriff's Office Foundation and Bocuse d'Or Foundation.
Seating is limited to 150 people, and 100 tickets have already been reserved.
Bocuse d'Or USA is a nonprofit that supports young American chef participation in the prestigious, biennial Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine Contest held in Lyon, France. Boulud and Keller serve as chairman and president, respectively.
Tickets to the Houston event are appropriately expensive, running $2,500 per person. Seating is limited to 150 people, and 100 tickets have already been reserved. When the same chefs held a similar event in New Orleans in 2010, it was dubbed "the dinner of the decade."
In addition to the seated dinner, there will also be a cocktail reception for the chefs on Sept. 28 at location to be announced soon featuring an additional 12 Master Chefs (an official title certified by the Culinary Institute of America), three from each chef's home restaurant. Tickets are available to the public for $100. Reservations can be made on the HCSOF website.
These might be the biggest chef names to come to Houston, but they aren't the first internationally renowned chefs to stop by. On July 19 Marcus Samuelsson will be in Houston as part of his book tour for an exclusive dinner and a book signing at Central Market.