Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: February 7, 2011

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: February 7, 2011

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If one chef cooks more than 300 omelets, how many did a combined 13 chefs prepare? Good question, since there were some 600 folks at the 27th annual omelet party sponsored by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Themed "Eggs a la Mod," the party at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center signaled the opening of the George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher exhibition at the museum.

In keeping with the 1960s theme, many guests wore clothes reminiscent of the hit television show Mad Men.

But, back to the eggs - and other delectables: Chefs and restaurants providing egg dishes all evening included Big Truck Tacos, Bin 73, Beau Stephenson; Chef Ken Bradford, catering Chef Darry Carter of 61 Hundred Catering; Chef Tom Fears and Chef John Hall of Deep Fork Grill; Frank Newcomb of Kaiser's American Bistro; Mediterranean Deli & Imports; Museum Cafe; Park Avenue Grill; Paseo Grill; Rococo's Bruce Rinehart; VZD's Restaurant & Club Chef Debbi Johnson; The Melting Pot (chocolate-dipped strawberries and a pear- slice marshmallow delight); and Tom Lienke of the Lake Hefner Golf Club. (I saved Tom for last because I loved his omelet with its a gently flavored jalapeno sauce. (We also recommend his eggs Benedict his restaurant serves on Saturday and Sunday mornings.) Tom and his assistant, Billy Tilman, figure they and their staff tossed up at least 300 omelets, starting just after 7 p.m.

At all the chefs' stations, the crowds were lined up, waiting to taste, taste and taste.

Those not waiting for food were busy stuffing raffle tickets into the boxes in front of works of art by area artists who donated them for the raffle. Space doesn't allow listing all of their names but there were 45 of those talented and generous artists represented.

Adrienne Nobles chaired the benefit and Allen Brown was co- chair. The event was in loving memory of "one cool eggy," the late Jim Fox, who had been a longtime volunteer for the annual egg party. …

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