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More Stir the Pot events at Poole's Diner

Chef Ashley Christensen has scheduled another Stir the Pot fundraising event to benefit Southern Foodways Alliance. The last event with chef Sean Brock of McCrady's in Charleston was a big hit.

On Sunday, Aug. 8, guest chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero of Txikito in New York City will be cooking. Having dined at Txikito, a Basque restaurant, in May, I'm excited about these events. (Burgeoning foodie, a Mouthful reader, pointed out that Travel and Leisure named Txikito among the 50 best new restaurants in the country. Click HERE.)

The Aug. 8th wine dinner costs $150. Your best bet if you want to get in on that wine dinner is to call Poole's Diner NOW: 832-4477.

Like last time, there will be a Monday night potluck for restaurant industry folks. It costs $35. Call 832-4477 to reserve your spot.

Christensen said they will have two more Stir the Pot events: one in November with chef John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Mississippi; and one in January with two Nashville chefs, Tyler Brown of Capital Grille of The Hermitage Hotel and Tandy Wilson of City House. More details to come on those events.

Herons to host stellar chefs for five-course meal

This sounds like an incredible meal: Five courses made by chefs Scott Crawford and Daniel Benjamin, both of Herons at The Umstead Hotel, Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh, Jim Anile of Revolution in Durham and Vivian Howard of Chef & The Farmer in Kinston. The meal will be 7 p.m. May 17.

The cost is $110. Seating is limited. Call 447-4200. 

Proceeds benefit the Lucy Daniels Center in Cary. 

Dean McCord, aka Varmint Bites who volunteers for the Lucy Daniels Center and I suspect helped arrange the dinner, has a post about the event HERE.

Sean Brock and Ashley Christensen to cook together in Raleigh

Sean Brock, celebrated chef of McCrady's of Charleston and Ashley Christensen of Poole's Downtown Diner will be cooking together in Raleigh on April 11 and 12. 

There are two events: 

  • At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at Poole's Downtown Diner, Brock and Christensen will cook five-course dinner. The cost is $150. 
  • At 11 a.m. Monday, April 12, Christensen will host a potluck brunch  at her home in Raleigh.  The cost is $35. This event is for food industry folks, which "means people who are touched and moved
    by the industry in some way: cooks, servers, bartenders, writers,
    eaters, and drinkers." It is an informal event for conversations with Brock and other food folks.

Space is limited so call 832-4477 for a reservation. 

All the proceeds from the event will benefit Southern Foodways Alliance's documentary film initiative.

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