Laburne and Shirley -- the nicknames for the smokers used at a sold-out dinner in Dallas Monday night -- were not, in fact, the biggest celebrities in the building. Chef John Tesar (Knife, Oak in Dallas) and pitmaster Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue in Austin) were the main attractions at a six-course menu showcasing each of their culinary styles.
The dinner was the first in a week-long series called EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, which raises money for HIV/AIDS. See the remaining events this week here. Tickets cost $150 per person.
- Confit brisket ends
- Beef cheek ravioli Bolognese with lime-basil pesto
- Family-style New York strip steak (from 44 Farms) served with mac and cheese
- Franklin's famous brisket
Take a look at each course:
(Passed appetizers not included.)