Taste Historical Peruvian Dish “Causa” At Culinary Stars

Some things have started to get back to normal, a month after Hurricane Harvey hit our city. For some of us, nothing has changed but unfortunately there are many who are still working to get back on their feet. The weather forced the canceling of Houston Chronicle’s Culinary Stars event, but lucky for all of us the event was rescheduled!

The 4th Annual Culinary Stars event will showcase delicious small plates from over 30 of our city’s top restaurants, as well as Chronicle’s food critic Alison Cook’s Top 100 restaurants of 2017. The event will take place on October 26, and is set to begin at 6:30PM. VIP is already sold out, so make sure to get your general admission ticket ASAP. This year’s event will benefit those impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and organizations working to help displaced residents and pets, click here for a complete list.

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the restaurants that will be featured at Culinary Stars.
Latin Bites is a local family-owned restaurant and bake shop, serving exquisite dishes inspired by South America and Peru. This year, Chef Yamila Castre will be showcasing their “Causitas,” mini versions of a traditional Peruvian appetizer called “Causa,” made with mashed potatoes infused with yellow pepper and lime juices, topped with different vibrant fillings and toppings. This tasty dish has a historical background, a Causita is a dish that has a lot of meaning in Peru. The dish was created in Peruvian war times, where women prepared the dish in support of the soldiers, while chanting ” Por La Causa” meaning “for the cause.”

I’m looking forward to attending this event for the first time; make sure you get your ticket and come say hi. See y’all out there!

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