Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21
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Around the Holiday Table
Saturday, November 20 4 to 6 pm at Epicurean Theatre
$130 per ticket, find them here.
AROUND THE HOLIDAY TABLE: A SOUTHERN SOIREE
Curated and presented by renowned chef Jennifer Hill Booker who has a penchant for blending classic Southern cooking with traditional French methods and ingredients, you’ll be inspired to bring these ideas to your own holiday table. Featuring four paired courses (and a seasonal spice mix to take-home and share with family!) this is a “thanksgiving meal” you won’t want to miss!
Wild Mushroom Galette
Autumn Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Roasted Turkey with Cornbread & Sage Dressing
Sweet Potato Roulade with Ginger Cream
*wine pairings provided to accompany each course
ABOUT THE CHEF
Southern-born, Chef Jennifer Booker’s culinary path has not always been a linear one. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tulsa; eighteen months later graduated first in her class with an Associate of Occupational Science from Oklahoma State Institute of Technology. Extensive travel while married to a United States Army Officer pushed Jennifer to blaze a trail that fit her unique situation-a female African American chef, living abroad. As a result, her first culinary company Your Resident Gourmet was born. During her time living in Germany, Jennifer honed her culinary talents by providing cooking classes for both military and German families. She was also able to fulfill a lifelong dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, where she proudly graduated top of her class. Twenty years later Jennifer finds herself once again blazing culinary trails as she wears many culinary hats as chef, reality TV personality, culinary educator, business owner and cookbook author. She is an Impact Fellow with the James Beard Foundation, a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for the GA Department of Agriculture, the Culinary Explorer for the Georgia Department of Tourism and Travel, and is the founder of Cast Iron Chronicles dinner series. Chef Jennifer is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion of the prestigious Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a member of SlowFood-Atlanta and of Atlanta’s No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society and currently sits on the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Committee. Weaving her love of traditional Southern cuisine with her belief in incorporating healthy, seasonal foods and her classic French training, Chef Jennifer created a unique style of cooking that she terms ‘Modern Southern Healthy Cuisine with a French Accent’. Chef Jennifer shares this brand of cooking through her cooking segment ‘Chef Jenn to the Rescue,’ on CBS46’s Atlanta Plugged In, many television appearances, with original recipes in such publications as Waste Not Cookbook, Southern Living Magazine, Garden & Gun and Essence Magazine as well as her Food Network debut as a finalist on Cutthroat Kitchen. Her cookbooks, Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, and her first illustrated children’s book; Jelly Fries A Fish For Dinner, are available at many national retailers including Arcadia Publishing Company, Walmart and Amazon.
Chef Jennifer’s newest kitchen resources Cookcentric Cookbook Journals, (available on Amazon) and her Your Resident Gourmet Cooks! Spice Line (available on her website) include fan favorites such as Deep South SeasonAll, Baby It’s Cold Outside Chili Seasoning and Shimmer Sugar Cocktail Rimmer. Chef Jennifer spends her free time in her kitchen, vegetable garden, or at her local farmers market. She currently resides in Georgia with her two daughters Jenelle and Regine and their CorgieJack, Pudge.
Complimentary 3-hour valet validation is provided.
*Gratuity is already included in ticket price. Tax will apply during checkout.
Friday, December 3 7 to 9 pm, Epicurean Theatre
$125, tickets here.
Rum, the “first spirit of America,” dates back to the beginning of our nation. From historic cocktails that our forefathers sipped on to today’s commonly consumed libation, rum has a rich history. Where the past and present meet is Campesino, a modern brand with an equally as rich story. Campesino Rum was founded by Hatton Smith with the mission to start a rum revolution getting the general public to re-imagine the way they think about rum.
In this tasting and pairing experience, learn about the history, flavors and distilling process of rum and what the future holds for the outlaws and catalysts leading the charge.
ABOUT THE TALENT
Hatton Smith (Campesino Rum, Nashville, TN)
Hatton Smith, Campesino Rum founder, was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1993. At the age of 19, he moved to Panama to live off the grid in a remote area along the Pacora River to explore the Charges Panamanian National Forest. Three years later on a return visit to Panama, he came to find a 125 gallon rum still had been left in the jungle at the base of an old hiking trail. Hatton built a bed beside the still and began illegally distilling and selling his product out of the jungle for the next two years. At the age of 25, he moved back to the US and founded Campesino Rum with the mission to start a rum revolution getting the general public to re-imagine the way they think about rum. Hatton creates aged rum blends from the world’s finest rum distilleries without the usage of additives such as sugar, color, flavors or blending materials. Hatton is an avid skydiver, outdoorsman and beverage enthusiast who currently resides in Nashville, TN where he acts as President and CEO of Campesino Rum.