Okra to Host 7 Chef Que-Out Dinner

Okra will host this month's 7 Chef Que-Out.
Okra will host this month's 7 Chef Que-Out.
Lauren Saria

The 7 Chef Series returns to the Valley this Sunday, October 4 with an eight-course bar-b-que "Que-Out" at the newly opened Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails.  

Featuring courses by chefs Gregory Weiner, Justin Beckett, Stephen Jones, Cullen Campbell, Kelly Fletcher, Bernie Kantak, and Scott Holmes, the Que-Out will be full of smokey and savory bar-b-que. Like previous 7 Chef dinners, the event will provide diners the opportunity to sample unique dishes representative of each chef's style in a fun, collaborative setting.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 10 on Sunday evening. Tickets for the 7 Chef Que-Out will cost $55 plus tax and gratuity, while drink pairings will be available for an additional charge. Ticket holders will also receive a $10 gift card to Okra.

Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (602) 296-4147.

Here's the complete menu:

Chef Gregory Weiner - Amuse
Elote explosion with corn, tajin, cotija, cilantro, and Homeboy's jalapeno

Chef Justin Beckett
Watermelon with smoked cashews, fennel, cucumber, orange, bourbon and black pepper

Chef Stephen Jones
Smoked boudin blanc with oysters, little neck clams, and pea reezy peezy

Chef Cullen Campbell
Dry rub pork cheeks with jalapeno cauliflower grits and Memphis barbeque sauce

Chef Kelly Fletcher
Mango tarragon lamb belly with chicken gizzard barbeque beans

Chef Bernie Kantak
Brunswick stew

Chef Scott Holmes
Little Miss BBQ competition style St. Louis ribs with chili cheese potatoes

Chef Gregory Weiner - Dessert
Goat cheese mousse with charred apricots, blueberry, salted caramel crumble


Previous 7 Chef events have included the 7 Chef Pig Out and Veg Out, held in June and July 2014 respectively. Past contributors not involved in the forthcoming Que-Out include Gregory Casale, Josh Hebert, and Gio Osso. 

In November, the 7 Chefs will head to New York City to represent Arizona at the famed James Beard House. 


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