Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mother's Pride is Showing X10

my son, Steve Harris's photo of a legendary Houston chef,
Chris Shepherd,
shot recently on an overpass walkway near downtown...

the image will appear in an upcoming edition of
Southern Living
when they do a feature on Chris
& his new restaurant, where he will be the chef-owner,


WONDERFUL, Stevie !!!!

just as an interesting aside, to give you a little information on Chris
and his famous Catalan Restaurant, I will quote the following:

When Shepherd left in May, the owners, Clark and Cooper,
said they'll rebrand Catalan as a different concept 
with a chef they likely will be ready to announce soon.

 Lest the move be interpreted as a repudiation of the direction Shepherd has taken at Catalan, 
Clark and Cooper frame it as more of a salute to him 
and the success he has made of the restaurant. 

"Chris can keep doing farm-to-table, he can keep his own identity," says Clark.

 "All the things he's done at Catalan--
the Sunday Suppers, the culinary tours, the farm-driven menu--
we feel grateful to have been a part of it, 
and we thought it was unjust to try to continue it without him."

Good job, Chris...

you can bet we will be there for the opening of 


 located in the lower Westheimer area


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  1. Big pat on the back, Steve! Nice going!
    And Marsha, I love it that you're proud! You should be!

  2. Spoken like a true proud mama, and well you should be! What a nice photograph! Your son is quite talented. Guess we know where he gets his talents, huh?!?

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  3. And you have every reason to be proud!! Cool photo and obviously one heck of a talented chef. Well I guess the talent gene runs in the family:)

  4. I agree with Stephanie. Spoken like a proud mother. And you should be proud Marsha. What a fabulous achievement. Congratulations to Chris.

    I will tell my sister about it as she still lives in Houston. Houston holds a special place in my heart as that's where I started my career and met my wonderful husband. We enjoyed our lives there in the early years of our marriage.

    I'll be sure to check out the restaurant the next time we visit. You can tell I haven't been there in a while. Is the lower Westheimer area what was the Montrose area or further out past the Galleria?

  5. Just absolutelly talented photography of you son,Marsha!!! I can understand you as a proud mom;-)))*
    Wish you good end of this week,


  6. WOW! you must be so proud. I will look for the article in So. Loving.. Yvonne

  7. Photo is amazing!!! way to go Steve!!!!


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