The next concept coming to Taste Test's Cafe & Audition space is Uptown Downtown! This concept is a collaboration between partners Maureen and D.T. She brings the "uptown," he brings the "downtown," and together their recipes land where classy meets comfort.
They will be making their debut in the Taste Test kitchen March 8!
March 8th 5-9
Thurs 11-9; Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9
Meet the chefs behind the concept, D.T. & Maureen!
What started as a dream for them is now becoming a reality at Taste Test. Maureen & D.T., also known as Uncle D, met 11 years ago while going to Karaoke nights and started to date.
11 years ago they didn’t know they would be in Taste Test’s Audition Space, but they did know they both had a passion for cooking. Maureen and Uncle D would stay home and make dinner rather than going out, but they could never tell who was the better cook. So they started to invite their friends over to eat and vote on which dish was best. It sparked a competitive nature within their relationship, and it allowed them to push one another to be better in the kitchen and create more flavorful food.
Even though Maureen and Uncle D are no longer dating, they are still best friends and love pushing one another’s cooking boundaries. Cooking together all these years has allowed them to influence one another’s recipes and create food with an uptown look and a downtown feel. Uptown Downtown’s ultimate goal through this experience is to make people happy with the food they’re serving.
Maureen and Uncle D have been cooking for as long as they can remember. Maureen got her start from children’s cook books, watching cooking shows, and having parents that encouraged her to cook. Uncle D’s dad and grandpa were both chefs, and his grandma is where he learned his Southern style of cooking from. Together, their blend of styles creates unique flavors that you won’t want to miss.
At this concept, your plate will look classy, but it’ll feel like you’re having a Sunday meal at Grandma’s.