Whenever the team at Aces of Taste starts planning for their dinners, creating an experience is first priority, followed by pairing it with the perfect chef. Chef Ryan Lachaine was the perfect chef for this Gulf Coast Inspired Wine Dinner. With a Culinary Degree from The Art Institue of Houston, and working for the likes of Chef Chris Shepherd at Underbelly and Chef Bryan Caswell of REEF, one can see why the AOT family wanted him to be our featured chef. Also the dining experience included wine from Branwar, and the guests enjoyed Cointreau cocktails while snacking on crostini with mushrooms, herbs and parmesan. After H'orderves and the social hour dinner was promptly served starting off with Texas Blue Crab, pear, merlenton, greens, and drizzled with hot and sour. The following course was Gulf Shrimp with a popcorn puree. Then the third was served with burnt Carolina Gold Rice and Hangar Steak. Finishing the evening perfectly Sticky Toffee Pudding topped with Foie Torchon was served (my favorite). Again AOT was so privileged to have worked with Chef Lachaine. His attention to detail and passion for food was evident with every dish. I am still dreaming about this meal, and can not wait to see what Chef Lachaine does next.
PHOTOS: Jay Tovar