Tune in tomorrow morning (Sept. 18) to see Matt Harris, chef and owner of Tupelo in Park City, on NBC’s Today Show. He demonstrated a few ways to fix (as they say in the South) Brussels sprouts. Here’s the shocking footage.

BUT the real reason Harris is in NYC is not to become a TV star on the Today Show—he is one of five Park City chefs who have been invited to cook dinner at the Beard House—a chef’s dream. Chef Zane Holmquist of Glitretind; Chef Jodie Rogers, Deer Valley Resort’s Director of Food and Beverage; Briar Handly, Chef/Partner of Handle; Seth Adams, Executive Chef and Owner of Riverhorse on Main; Zane Holmquist and Chef Harris, Chef/Owner of Tupelo Park City will each be cooking a course.

I was invited to a preview the menu a week or so ago. What do they say? Amaze-balls.
Harris’ contributions will bookend the evening, starting with three Utah-inspired canapés to accompany a High West cocktail, including compressed Green River melon, smoked sorghum, Gold Creek feta and fried country ham; Tupelo Farm sunburst tomatoes with bourbon soy and basil juice; and hop smoked Utah trout, okra, sunflower and Tupelo Farm scarlet radish. Guests will finish the evening with Harris’ chargrilled figs with goat’s milk ricotta and honeycomb paired with Red Rock Brewing Furlong Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.

We’ll be getting updates from the kitchen, so keep an eye on this site. And don’t forget to watch Matt in the morning.