Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...Last year's inaugural Indie Chefs Week collaboration grew out of social media relationships developed by some young chefs around the country. The chefs wanted to get together for an exchange of culinary ideas, techniques, and approaches..."
"...Not satisfied with his own media ascendence – nor with the critical acclaim for and personal satisfaction of pushing boundaries of what can be done with exotic edibles and what new and tasty twists can be visited upon traditional culinary tropes – Executive Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic has a new Indie Chefs series going on...."
"...For the second year in a row, Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic brings cutting-edge chefs from around the country together for a weeklong series of innovative meals. The five-night event commenced on Tuesday, showcasing the work of nine Austin chefs with a diverse menu featuring everything from fermented mashed potatoes to foraged fruit...."
"...Indie Chefs Week at Foreign & Domestic on Thursday, January 10, 2013..."
"...The most sought after seats in town right now are places at the tables of Foreign & Domestic restaurant during the first Indie Chefs Week. Up and coming chefs from around the country will be creating multi-course dinners with wine pairings four nights in a row..."
"...McCarron: You’ve all gained national acclaim for your work in the culinary world, and you’re on the front lines of what is new and exciting. People admire chefs because they are making things..."
"...This past Monday, Foreign & Domestic hosted Corbett, executive pastry chef of San Francisco’s The Absinthe Group, to another Indie Chefs dinner, where he talked about his philosophy in the kitchen, his culinary influences, and how he went from washing dishes to overseeing dessert menus at four Bay Area restaurants. Although named one of the food industry’s rising stars in 2007 and Best Pastry Chef of 2011 by San Francisco Magazine, Corbett’s name is still relatively obscure in the contemporary culinary pantheon..."
"...Now: Imagine that top chefs from each of those places are competing to see who can perform the most astonishing culinary miracles with an entire pig – a pig of heritage breed – in just one week’s time. And then those chefs will serve up what they’ve done with those five pigs – each pig of a different heritage breed – for specific judging and general dining..."
"...Pop-up restaurants are a hot culinary trend across the country just now, and seeing one in action was what I enjoyed most about covering the Indie Chefs Week pop-up dinners hosted by Foreign & Domestic earlier this month. For four nights in a row, a different lineup of chefs put out distinctive tasting menus paired with wines from area vintners..."
"...Foreign & Domestic (306 E. 53rd) chef/owner Ned Elliott once again this January hosts Indie Chefs Week..."
"...I finished last week with a serious case of culinary whiplash, ricocheting from one vital part of our diverse scene to another. First, I was a guest at one of the four Indie Chefs dinners Thursday at Foreign & Domestic..."
"...2012 has been a year in which Austin' food scene really took a giant step out onto the national stage, with chefs, restaurants, farmers' markets, urban farms, and artisan food makers garnering plenty of positive media attention. And while the media coverage and awards have been wonderful, what has impressed me most is how the food community was able to coalesce around common goals..."
"...Look for more about the updated decor and menu online. Pastry chef Bill Corbett of the award-winning Absinthe Group of San Francisco is the next guest up for Indie Chefs Table at Foreign & Domestic (306 E..."
"...There’s his will-they-won’t-they relationship with the restaurant’s manager. There’s the wise-cracking sous-chefs..."
"...This summer, Kittrell turned over the day-to-day operation of Mulberry's dream kitchen to chef de cuisine Ruston Richardson, most recently of the Paggi House. The two chefs consult on menu changes, and in September they launched a monthly Mulberry Supper Club where about a dozen diners can enjoy a three-course meal complete with wine pairings for an all-inclusive $55..."
"...Finally, in South Austin, Lenoir's $40 Sunday night dinner is one of this town's hidden gems. This postage stamp-sized restaurant is a darling of indie chefs and food cognoscenti for its innovative culinary mash-ups like roasted carrots with miso flan and hemp soup topped with Indian chaat..."
"...• Ned Elliott has announced some changes to the fast-approaching Indie Chefs Week. The week-long event has now been compressed down to three days, January 8-10 and tickets are still available..."
"...Seems like a lot of bands, movie makers and even chefs have wised up to online fundraising behemoth Kickstarter. Now local comic creators are trying to finance their upcoming horror graphic novel through the online donation system...."