Rawkstar Dinner featuring Mayor Mick Cornett

dara and the mayor
Last night, the restaurant hosted another Rawkstar Dinner. This time, the featured guest was Oklahoma City’s Mayor, MICK CORNETT (shown here with the lovely Dara Prentice, owner of 105 DEGREES). Mayor Cornett recently returned from a trip to the White House. He was invited to the State of the Union address as a GUEST OF THE FIRST LADY. Mrs. Obama wanted to highlight the work he’s done to FIGHT OBESITY. For those of you who don’t know, Oklahoma City consistently RANKS in the top tier of America’s Fattest cities. As a result, Mayor Cornett decided to put Oklahoma City ON A DIET.

kale chips
In Mayor Cornett’s honor, the inspiration for this dinner was to make healthy versions of Oklahoma’s unhealthy favorites.

kale chips
To that end, the first course was BBQ kale chips served family style…

cowboy caviar
…with a little cowboy caviar on the side.

Next, we served chili…

…with a side of jalepeno cornbread.

c fried mush
The main course, was a ‘chicken fried’ mushroom with braised greens and ‘mashed potatoes’.

For dessert, we had pecan pies with vanilla ice cream.

And last but not least, a piece of hazelnut fudge.

The dinner went off without a hitch. Lots of interested guests stayed afterwards to talk to MK about living cuisine, AND there was definitely a buzz in the air! Yesterday, Forbes magazine picked 105 DEGREES as one of AMERICA’S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS!! How cool is that?

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