Chefs Robert Del Grande, Ryan Pera, and Roberto Espinosa
Elaine Andino, Amber Leon
Grace Kim, Miles Bloom
Jill Thiem, Brandi Osteen
Guests admiring the featured chefs' culinary skills at Rhythm in the Heights
Tony Farahani, Harper Slaughter, Shazi Farahani
Mango Punch! entertained guests with live music.
Oh My Gogi! was one of Rhythm in the Heights' featured food trucks.
Emily Calkins, Joe Flinn
Jim Lemming, Jill Thiem, Tom Frank, Cregg Mcgaha
Shadi Farahani, Roman Rocha
Recipe for Success' Rolling Greens Truck was also on full display at Rhythm in the Heights.
Fox26's Ruben Dominguez
Walter Suhr, Mariel Musante, Facundo Musante
Skratch Food Truck and Truck on the Bayou rounded out Rhythm in the Heights' food truck offerings.
Titanium Tequila provided Rhythm in the Heights guests with a bevy of tequila to taste.
What: Rhythm in the Heights
Where: Fountain Park on 26th, 939 West 26th Street
PC Moment: The Heights’ first gated community that’s a combination of custom luxury three-story townhomes and single-family homes — Fountain Park on 26th — morphed into a food festival of sorts with its first-ever Rhythm in the Heights event.
More than 250 guests flocked to the al fresco soiree, which was hosted by custom home builder Partners in Building. The company’s developing luxury homes served as a posh back drop for some of the city’s most seasoned chefs — Robert Del Grande (Café Annie), Ryan Pera (Coltivare and Revival Market), and newcomer Roberto Espinosa (Tacodeli) — who performed a series of interactive grilling demos with the help of Fox 26 Houston’s Ruben Dominguez.
Partygoers enjoyed the fruits of the chefs labor: Del Grande’s barbacoa-style grilled chicken wings with sarsaparilla adobo sauce; seasoned grilled chicken and corn courtesy chef Pera; and 44 Farms beef tenderloin thanks to chef Espinosa.
Guests also enjoyed in a series of bites from food trucks such as Oh My Gogi!, Skratch Food Truck, and Truck on the Bayou, accompanied by a bevy of libations courtesy Beviamo International, Deep Eddy Vodka, Titanium Tequila, and Yellow Rose Distilling and gelato via Grizzaffi Coffee Catering.
The upbeat sounds of Latin band Mango Punch! kept the party going.
The festive night raised more than $2,000, the total sum of which will benefit non-profit Recipe for Success, which helps promote healthier eating in order to further combat childhood obesity.
Movers and Shakers: Partners in Building’s President and CEO Jim Lemming with wife Sandi Lemming; Partners in Building’s Paul Womack and Eric Zahn; and Recipe for Success’ Elaine Andino.