Instructor Chef Roshni Gurnani Invited to Cook at the James Beard House
Filed under: Culinary
March 2, 2018
The Art Institute of Houston instructor Chef Roshni Gurnani is an accomplished chef whose unique style of fusion cooking combines a variety of world cultures to produce one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Most recently, her reputation for culinary excellence has caught the attention of the James Beard Foundation, and she has been selected for the prestigious honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York City.
Chef Roshni’s dinner will be held on March, 28, 2018, at James Beard’s historic former home in Greenwich Village, where she will serve up to 74 members of the Foundation and the public. Her theme for the dinner will be Vegetarian Cravings, and she recently told the HoustonPress that she will be the first Sindhi chef as well as the first female to cook a completely vegetarian meal at The Beard House. According to the James Beard Foundation site, Chef Roshni and her team will be showcasing “a unique menu blending their respective heritages of India, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, and Mexico.”
Luckily, for members of the Houston community, there’s an easier way to taste Chef Roshni’s culinary creations than flying to New York City. This March 6 and 7, 2018, visitors to Ai Houston’s Courses Restaurant will be treated to a special restaurant takeover by Chef Roshni Gurnani. See the full menu for this exciting event below!
The Art Institute of Houston: Courses Restaurant Takeover by Chef Roshni Gurnani
Tuesday 3/6 and Wednesday 3/7
Seating times between 11:30 and 11:45 only – space is limited
“A Vegetarian Journey through Southeast Asia”
Cauliflower flowers lightly fried and tossed
in a spicy aromatic sauce
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Deconstructed Chaat Papadi
Bombay street food favorite
Puffed rice mixed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro
and chutney...an Indian version of nachos
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Paneer Tikka Masala
Fresh cheese simmered in a creamy tomato gravy,
served with cumin rice
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Cardamom Saffron Ice Cream
With toasted coconut biscuit
Courses Restaurant is located at 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. For reservations, please contact us at 713.353.3644.
About Chef Roshni Gurnani
Chef Roshni has cooked in 5-star hotels, country clubs, restaurants, colleges, and private homes throughout Asia, the UK, Canada, and the US. Over her 17 years as a chef, she’s been a Chopped champion (2009), took home the Best Taste Award at the Austin Wine and Dine Festival (2014), won first place at the Taste of the British Virgin Islands (2014), and was named Top Chef of Las Vegas by Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival (2016). In 2017, Chef Roshni was a celebrity chef at The Mohegan Sun’s Sun Wine and Food Fest, an event also featuring Aaron Sanchez, Mario Batali, and Todd English. In addition to managing a catering and consulting company and writing cookbooks, Chef Roshni teaches in the Culinary programs at The Art Institute of Houston.
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