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Chef Patten Sommers Will Captain Ship & Shield’s Kitchen

Taste high-seas fare without ever leaving the shore

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Ship & Shield made port in Houston last winter, bringing viking vibes and a full list of mead to Montrose. As if a bar built around a 35-foot longboat wasn’t enough of a reason to make you visit, the Ship & Shield team have swooped on an exciting chef to captain the culinary ship.

Announced via release, Patten Sommers has been named executive chef at the brand new eatery, Houston’s first spot focused on Scandinavian/Norwegian cuisine. Before taking his new gig, Sommers most recently served as Chef de Cuisine at Chef Ryan Hildebrand’s celebrated eatery Triniti, which shuttered earlier this year.

Sommers will bring modern flair and Gulf influence to the menu. His Instagram is chock-full with photos of potential dishes that will hit the menu at Ship & Shield, like bone-in lamb chop served with buttered peas and farmers cheese, and an alarmingly green pea soup.

Check out a peek at the new, seasonally-inspired menu below:

Pea Soup...soo green. @ship&shield #houston #houstonfood #montrose #peasoup

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Visit Chef Patton at Ship & Shield at 403 West Gray. The fanciful Nordic eatery opens at 3 p.m. daily and closes at 12 a.m. Sunday - Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday - Saturday.

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