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Ceviche Throwdown @ Soma

Houston Chowhounds

Monday, July 19, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

Ceviche Throwdown @ Soma

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Foodie Ticket Ended $60.00 $2.49
Foodie Ticket + $5 Recipe for Success cookbook   more info Ended $65.00 $2.62
Comp ticket for Chefs, Judges, Volunteers & Media
For use only with discount code.
Ended $60.00 $2.49
Donation to Gulf Coast Fishermen's Relief fund   more info Ended

Event Details

Houston Chowhounds' Ceviche Throwdown & Fundraiser for Gulf Coast Fisherman Relief

Come watch as ten of our local top chefs throwdown to make Houston's best ceviche dish. The amateur cooking competition also gets a deep chill with a Battle Gazpacho competition.  Take something home from the silent auction.  Whether it's a chef's tasting for four, a private wine event for 20 hosted in your home, or a gourmet experience of a lifetime, your contribution will help fishermen and their families left unfortunate by the oil spill in the Gulf. 

Our fundraising goal is to raise $10,000 between ticket sales and the silent auction!

Chef Line-up

   Isaac Alvarez - Executive Chef of Ocean's
   Justin Basye - Chef de Cuisine of Stella Sola
   David Grossman - Executive Chef of Branch Water Tavern
   Jason Hauck - Executive Chef of Soma Sushi
   Jonathan Jones- Executive Chef of
   Manabu Horiuchi - Executive Chef of Kata Robata 

   Hugo Ortega - Executive Chef of Hugo's & Backstreet Cafe
   Randy Rucker - Executive Chef of Bootsie's Heritage Cafe & connate (coming soon)
   Seth Seigel-Gardner - Executive Chef of Just August Project (coming soon) & Guerilla Kitchen
   LJ Wiley - Executive Chef of Yelapa Playa Mexicana
   Alex Padilla - Executive Chef of Ninfa's on Navigation


Eat.  Each competing chef will be preparing bites of their ceviche for event guests to enjoy.  Soma Sushi's executive chef Jason Hauck will also be preparing a dazzling array of hot and cold dishes including:

Togarashi Crispy Crab w/ Smoked Jalapeno Emulsion & Yuzu Kewpie

Akaushi Short Rib w/ Goat Cheese & Bulgogi

Shiso wrapped O-toro w/ Avocado & Chives

Raindrop Farms Heirloom Tomato Salad - sanbaizu, fresh made local tofu, shiso, maldon sea salt

Char Siu Berkshire Ribs - Sticky BBQ sauce, bean sprounts, scallions

Chilled Somen Noodle Salad - shrimp, pickled Fresno peppers, cilantro, kaiware, carrot

Warm Vegetable Byaldi

Steamed Sesame Basmati Rice

Australis Barramundi 3 Ways

Drink.  Enjoy complimentary wine from Fleischer Wines. Full cash bar will also be available for cocktails, beer, sake, and other wine.

Silent Auction.  The Houston Chowhounds will be hosting a silent auction for the first time in the organization's history.  The auction will start online on July 12, one week before the event date.  Please check back for a link to the online silent auction. The priceless gourmet experiences and larger donations will end with a live silent auction at the throwdown.  The guilty pleasure is all the proceeds go to a great cause. 

Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.  If you'd like make a donation to the silent auction, please email


 Tickets are $60 and include a souvenir event t-shirt.  Please specify t-shirt size for each attendee when purchasing tickets.  You also have the option of prepurchasing a $5 Ceviche & Gazpacho electronic cookbook (which will be emailed to you a few weeks after the event) with proceeds benefiting Recipe for Success.

Tickets are non-refundable, but transferable.  Save a tree!  Electronic tickets do not need to be printed out and presented at the event. 


Many thanks to our sponsors:


For official event details and guidelines, visit the Houston Chowhounds website.

Questions? Email



Have questions about Ceviche Throwdown @ Soma? Contact Houston Chowhounds

When & Where

Soma Sushi
4820 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

Monday, July 19, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

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