A meal featuring one Top Cheftestant is a treat; three is a party. When Louis Madonado (Spoonbar) and Brian Huskey (Tackle Box) worked the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival the other weekend, they spent one evening moonlighting in Shirley Chung's TWENTY EIGHT kitchen. Their plan: Showcase a meatless dinner while raising funds for Project Hope Alliance. We spent a few minutes with all three after the final course to learn more about the collaboration.
I was drinking with some of my girlfriends, and they were all vegetarians. We wanted to do something that would celebrate the harvest season. And then some of my friends were in town, so we decided to throw together a dinner. We wanted to feature vegetables, because nobody does that. ~ShirleyMore »