Respected Atlanta chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison — co-owners of Bacchanalia, Quinones at Bacchanalia, Abattoir, Floataway Cafe and Star Provisions — are hosting a dinner benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance on Sunday, April 14. The New South Family Supper will be held at Ponce City Market, an adaptive re-use project of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building in Atlanta, and will celebrate some of the best female chefs and farmers contributing to the dynamic culinary scene of the South.
Participating chefs and farmers include Whitney Otawka of Farm 255 in Athens, Ga.; Steven Satterfield of Atlanta’s Miller Union; Judith Winfrey of Love is Love Farm in Atlanta; Vivian Howard, Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, N.C.; Sarah O’Kelley and Chris Stewart of The Glass Onion in Charleston, S.C.; and several more. Atlanta poet Adrienne Su, and Doria Roberts, an Atlanta-based singer and activist, will also be a part of the dinner, entertaining the crowd through song and poetry.
The multi-course menu will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, as well as dishes from every participating chef, including Gulf crabmeat and flasher crudo with Greek yogurt and burnt butter from Kelly English from Restaurant Iris in Memphis; Vietnamese fried fish with herbs, peanuts and nuoc nam from Bayona’s Susan Spicer in New Orleans; and braised rabbit with wild ramp salmoriglio, Picholine olives, grilled lemons and Marcona almonds from Farm 255’s Otawka. Quatrano will end the dinner with cream cheese ice cream, one of evening’s four desserts.
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance, a non-profit based at the University of Mississippi that documents, studies and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South. $350, 6 p.m., Ponce City Market
Photos Courtesy of Southern Foodways Alliance