Thursday, September 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We think this event particularly worthy of your attention. It features one of our most popular chefs’ series, Off The Menu, paired with a reputable and charming guest author, Lolis Eric Elie, and is tied together by a prominent practitioner of Slow Food-friendly cooking, Chef Thomas Smith of the Worthington Inn. All of this is combined, mixed, and steeped in the full-throated flavors of Louisiana.
Mr. Elie, a New Orleans native, has been a columnist for the Times-Picayune, a contibutor to Gourmet Magazine, is the author of Smokestack Lightning, and a writer for the HBO series Treme, which features the foods and restaurant personalities of the city prominently. His newest book, Treme – Stories and Recipes From the Heart of New Orleans, expands upon the show and features a stunning variety of recipes from many of the real-life chefs shown on the screen.
When we approached chef Smith about the idea of cooking recipes from the book for a Slow Food audience, he enthusiastically agreed without a moment’s hesitation. Within a day of seeing the book, he already had our menu planned out. It reads as follows:
Amuse: A Surprise
Soup: Smothered Turnip Soup
Seafood: Creole Succotash with Shrimp & Smoked Pork Sausage
Entree: Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Smothered Greens, Butternut Squash, and Cane Syrup Jus
Dessert: Cushaw Pie
We are particularly excited about dessert because Cushaw is an Ark of Taste heirloom squash variety.
For the member price of $45/person (tip & drinks not included), you’re invited to attend the meal, which includes time to talk with the author and the opportunity to get a signed copy of the book (we have it in our hands, and it’s great) for a discounted rate. Tickets for the event are available here. Please join us!