Benefit Dinner for Wholesome Wave at Empire State South

Sunday, January 22nd

In the ongoing effort to make local food more available to everyone, we are big advocates of Wholesome Wave. The coupon program fosters strong linkages between local agriculture and under-served communities in Georgia they do so by doubling the value of food stamps at farmer’s markets. You may remember that Wholesome Wave national is the charity that Hugh played for on Top Chef: Masters.

To help meet the challenge making fresh, local food available to the whole community, ESS will be hosting a Wholesome Wave benefit dinner on January 22nd at 6pm. Our sous chefs have really taken the lead, each team member putting together a dish as Hugh and Ryan have stepped aside to let the rest of the team showcase their talents. Naturally, Steven and Kellie will be offering alcohol pairings.

The price of the dinner is $200, which includes tax and gratuity, and is tax deductable. We know that might sound a little pricey, which is why we’ve committed to donating 75% of the proceeds to Wholesome Wave Georgia. Not up to that amount–actually 75%. Please help us help our fellow Georgians get good food on the table.

A Benefit for Wholesome Wave Georgia
January 22nd, 2012, 6pm

charred beef heart
roasted and pickled beets, arugula
Micah Pfister

pheasant terrine
persimmon butter, pickles, pan de mie, juniper
Jonah Merrell

turnip, sunchoke, blood orange
Chris Hathcock

bacon wrapped veal loin
brussels, carrots, cauliflower cromesquis, veal glaze
Kyle Jacovino

meyer lemon curd tart
pistachio ice cream, candied cranberries
Lauren Raymond

cardamom, rosewater, phyllo
Cynthia Wong

Call 404-541-1105 for reservations.