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'Tropic Moon' grapefruit featured at historic hotel

by | February 14, 2011

021411texasmoon"Tropic Moon" red grapefruit from the Edinburg Citrus Association, founded in 1932 in Edinburg, TX, was featured Jan. 28-29 at the historic Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX.

"Executive Chef Jonathan Gelman and his extremely talented chef staff created culinary magic with the special flavors of the Texas red grapefruit in dishes like Grapefruit-Scallop Ceviche Stack with Spicy Texas Grapefruit Salsa and Spicy Ahi Sashimi with a Texas Citrus Hot Sauce, just to name a few," ECA Marketing Director Paula Fouchek said in a Feb. 14 press release.

Ms. Fouchek stated that this type of function truly showcases the versatility of this sweet red grapefruit. "It was incorporated into unique bar drinks, chef- inspired small-bites, grapefruit brunch items and a seven-course meal,” she added. “It was absolutely fantastic."

This event was made possible through the Texas Department of Agriculture's Go Texan program, which promotes the products, culture and communities that call Texas home and is identifiable by a glowing brand in the shape of Texas.

"Texas is world-renowned for its delicious, quality citrus crop," Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said in the release. "Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our proud grapefruit growers, Texas has a reputation for quality citrus that can't be beat. Partnerships like this one between the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Driskill Hotel help bring this great fruit to the table, encouraging all consumers to Go Texan.