Athens Chefs Dinners bring together some of our favorite local chefs to create a unique meal for you. Rotating themes and host restaurants keep it interesting. 

This month at The National, chefs are exploring the fresh, breezy cuisine of the Golden State highlighting Latin, Asian, European and native influences studded with the incredible bounty of California's land and seas. Wet your palate with your choice of beverages from a curated list of California wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic refreshers. 

Athens Chefs Dinner: California Dreamin'
Monday, April 24 at The National
Seating at 6:30pm
$50 per guest includes 7 courses and a welcome cocktail

Reservations encouraged! Call (706) 549-3450 or email to reserve your table today; these dinners typically sell out.



San Diego Fish Taco    fried fish, spicy crema, purple cabbage, cilantro, lime, red onion, house tortillas
Patrick Stubbers, Seabear Oyster Bar

Grilled Avocado    tomatillo, poblano, pickled onions, cilantro, lime, and cotija cheese
Jeremy Collins, The National

Grilled Artichokes    chimichurri, shrimp cream, queso fresco, toasted rice & almonds
Mimi Maumus, Home.Made

Beef and Pistachio Sausage   broccoli, animal style
Joel Penn, Heirloom Cafe

Pork “Steaks"     braised in fermented black bean, sour apple, and cilantro, with bok choi and carrot kimchi, arugula pudding and toasted sesame
Jarad Blanton, The Last Resort


Grilled Beef Short Rib    Santa Maria rub, pinquito beans, salsa fresca

Peter Dale, The National


Black Sesame Sourdough Madeleine    strawberries, olive oil creme anglaise, fennel meringue, honey

Jo Nichol