Panhandle PBS’ Savor the Goods series to open June 6

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Chef Steve Bautista will be featured at the June 6 Savor the Goods.
Photo by Nicole Dunnam

Join Panhandle PBS for its first Savor the Goods fundraiser of the season on June 6.

The dinner — the first of four in the series — will feature Executive Chef Joe Mendez and Chef Steve Bautista of The Embassy Suites and 1887 Social House.

Savor the Goods, Local Cuisine, Ethnic Flair will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at Embassy Suites Amarillo — Downtown, 550 S. Buchanan St.

Mendez and Bautista will use international influences and flavors to inspire plated culinary creations. Cocktail hour will kick off with street food samplings, followed by a Caprese salad like you’ve never seen before.  The entrée will feature scallops, tri-colored carrots and boursin risotto.  Dessert will be a Donut Stop bread pudding topped with crème fraiche.

The Savor the Goods fundraising series will continue throughout the year with the following chefs doing collaborations to offer one-of-a-kind dining experiences.

The second dinner, set for July 25 at a location to be determined, will feature Executive Chef/Owner Rory Schepisi and Executive Chef Albert Vargas of The Drunken Oyster, and Executive Chef Sam Blackburn of Northwest Texas Hospital/Sodexo.

The third event, set for September 19 at The Resplendent Garden, will feature Chef Rhonda Obenhaus of Joe’s Catering, Laura Yarber of Hank’s Brokerage and the Crave Factory, Executive Chef/Owner Jessica Higgins of Girasol Café, and Chef/Owner Laura Maner of the Kokken Food Truck in Dumas.

The final event of the series, set for November 7 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, will feature Executive Chef Rocky Dunnam of The Bivins Foundation, Bivins Point, Nineteen49 Catering, and Rock’d Recipes and Chef Tanner Burnam of Northwest Texas Hospital/Sodexo.

Over the course of six “Savor the Goods” events in 2018, Panhandle PBS attracted 650 attendees and sparked new engagement with community members, donors, farmers, growers, and chefs.

Support for the June Savor the Goods dinner is provided by South Texas Money Management and Embassy Suites Amarillo. Support for the Savor the Goods dinner series is provided by Affiliated Foods, Amarillo Classic Events, FirstBank Southwest and Reed Beverage, Inc.

For information, call 806-371-5479.

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