“Top Chef” contestant Edward Lee is coming to Fearrington Village to promote his cookbook, “Smoke & Pickles.”
At 6 p.m. June 5, Fearrington is hosting a barbecue picnic dinner with Lee as a special guest. This is part of McIntyre’s Books’ “Books and Cooks” series of events.
Lee is the chef and owner of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Ky, a three-time finalist for best chef in the Southeast from the James Beard Foundation and was a contestant on the 2012 season of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen will introduce Lee at the event.
Tickets cost $85 for the meal, a tasting of beer and an autographed copy of Lee’s book.
The event’s menu includes recipes from Lee’s cookbook: pulled lamb barbecue, lime beef salad, adobo-fried chicken and waffles, pork ribs and sauerkraut with horseradish, rice bowl with tuna, pork rinds and jalapeno remoulade sides, green tomato kimchi, soft grits, bourbon ginger glazed carrots, fried green tomato and cilantro relish, bacon candy and curried cashews, fried pickles, kimchi poutine, whiskey ginger cake with pear salad and a coconut rice pudding brulee.
Call 919-542-3030 to reserve tickets.