Sunday, June 12, 2016

Peachy! Derek Dollar and Doug Turbush Serve Tastes of Southern Hospitality at James Beard House Georgia Grown Dinner June 18

The boys from the Peach State travel to the Big Apple for dinner next week. Chefs Derek Dollar and Doug Turbush are two of the Atlanta-area chefs commencing to fix a Georgia Grown dinner at the famed James Beard House in New York City on Saturday, June 18. Sure, we’ll brag on our state. Fruits, vegetables, seafood, fish, meat, poultry and game on the menu will have been grown, raised or caught in Georgia. Likewise for the beer, distilled spirits and wines complementing reception hors d’oeuvre and the six-course tasting dinner menu. Dollar, of Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in Crabapple and The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill – Roswell, contributes hors d’oeuvre of bourbon-braised pork belly tacos with green tomato chowchow and radishes for the opening reception. When guests progress to dinner, they’ll enjoy Milton’s Acre produce in Dollar’s summer squash casserole with wood-grilled plantation quail, lipstick pepper Romesco, charred scallion oil and chorizo bread crumbs -- just like the folks dining back home at Milton’s. Turbush, of Marietta restaurants Drift Fish House & Oyster BarSeed Kitchen & Bar and Stem Wine Bar, adds his own Georgia Grown specialties to the menu -- pickled Georgia shrimp with lemon mayonnaise on heirloom rye toasts and Georgia mountain trout with field pea succotash, roasted lemon vinaigrette and mushroom confit. No seats remain for this night of Southern hospitality. No worries, we can savor the creations of these fine chefs right here, without even crossing state lines.

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