Houston Chef Cooks Classic Recipes for Tomato Contest at Cornelius Nursery on Voss

During the annual Tomato Contest at Cornelius Nursery contenstants will compete for the best tasting and largest tomator. At the event, local chef and restaurateur will prepare classic recipes.
By: Kimberly Bird
May 11, 2011 - PRLog -- One of Houston’s popular chefs will practice the commandment to “love thy neighbor” on June 11 when he makes a guest appearance at the third annual Chef Jeff Tomato Contest to be held at Cornelius Nursery.

Arturo Boada, who recently opened his new restaurant Arturo Boada Cuisine at 6510 Del Monte off Voss Road in Houston, will demonstrate three recipes showcasing homemade tomatoes at the Cornelius Voss Road nursery’s Top Tomato contest June 11. Boada’s Mediterranean and Continental cuisine has been served in different Houston restaurants for the past 20 years.

“I can see Cornelius Nursery from my new eatery! This cooking demo might inspire gardeners to try new recipes with their home grown tomatoes,” said Boada. Manning a Weber Genesis Summit propane grill loaned to the event by neighboring Bering’s at 6102 Westheimer, Boada will prepare for sampling: Charred Tomato-Basil Soup, Spicy Tomato Salsa and Margarita Bowtie Pasta—three classic Arturo menu items.

Eddie Russell, Voss Road manager of Cornelius Nursery, said the annual tomato contest is a celebration of the locally grown tomato with judging, prizes and for the first time this year, sampling of some gourmet tomato recipes. “Will you have the freshest and juiciest tomato crop by June 11?” asks Russell.

Cornelius and Calloway’s Nursery experts say you don’t really need a vegetable garden to grow tomatoes. They also grow well in containers which provide the benefits of reduced weeds and fewer insects.

Bring your tomato entries to any Cornelius Nursery on June 11, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. At Cornelius Voss, Chef Arturo Boada will prepare three tomato recipes and serve samples between 11 a.m. and 12 Noon. First prize ($50 Gift Card) and second prize ($25 Gift Card) will be awarded at each store for two categories: Best Quality Tomato and Largest Tomato, but you must be present to win. For contest details and to register, visit www.calloways.com/cornelius-tomato-contest

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering expert advice from Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; store environments that are educational and easy to shop; weekly gardening clinics that serve both novice and expert gardeners; displays and instructions to aid gardeners with design and color development in their yards; and a product selection of the best plant varieties available. For more information, visit www.calloways.com.

Contact Kimberly Bird at 817-832-4673 for details and interviews.

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Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. For more information, visit www.calloways.com.
Source:Kimberly Bird
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