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Top Chef Contestant Lindsay Autry Stages Pop-Up Series

Lindsay Autry, Top Chef contestant from this past season, will host her next pop-up at kitchen store and culinary school In the Kitchen in Tequesta on April 17. The former executive chef at the now-closed Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy, Autry is staging pop-ups to feed her creativity and formidable culinary skills.

For this round, Lenore Pinello, culinary director of the shop, and Joe Scarmuzzi will join Autry on the line, where an upgrade to counter seating for four courses is $195; standard seating is $170. Jennie Benzie, CEO of Pour Sip Savor and former sommelier at Cafe Boulud, orchestrates the wine pairings.

Florida golden crab, tuna carpaccio, octopus, and Florida snapper star

as seafood among courses, while ricotta gnocchi and lamb shanks also

make an appearance on the tasting menu.

Autry's first go-round was a sold-out Sunday supper served family style at Jade Kitchen with chef Wayne Devers on March 25.

Autry will offer future pop-ups -- including one with Roy Villacrusis, the chef of tonight's Traveling Plate as well as former chef at Kapow! Noodle Bar -- as

she navigates a landing for her own restaurant in South Florida.

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