Event: James Beard winner Justin Yu of Oxheart dinner at Josephine House

The intimate atmosphere at Oxheart gives diners an up-close view of the exceptional work of chef Justin Yu and his team. (Credit: Julie Soefer GREATER HOUSTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU)

The intimate atmosphere at Oxheart gives diners an up-close view of the exceptional work of chef Justin Yu and his team. (Credit: Julie Soefer GREATER HOUSTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU)

Two of Houston’s brightest food and beverage stars will visit Austin on October 9, as James Beard award-winning chef Justin Yu of veggie-focused Oxheart and his business partner Justin Vann of Public Services Wine & Whiskey will serve a four-course, wine-paired dinner at Josephine House. How accomplished is Yu? If the Beard doesn’t convince you, the fact that his tiny restaurant near downtown Houston has earned Houston Chronicle critic Alison Cook’s #1 ranking in four of the past five years should. Vann’s glamorous and stately bar focused on, as the name implied, whiskey and wine is located in an old cotton exchange building in downtown Houston.

oxheartYu, who doesn’t do a lot of out-of-town appearances, will cook a meal that include flounder sashimi, sticky rice & sesame tamales, and braised beef and sweet potato ‘tang yuen.’ You can see the complete menu, along with pairings, here.

Tickets are $50 per person and $85 with pairings. Purchase them here.

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