By Christopher Buchanan C
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) – Several organizations will be combining efforts in Savannah this month to highlight Georgia farmers and cuisine.
Taste of Atlanta, in collaboration with the Georgia Restaurant Association, is appealing to area food lovers to experience the Edible Agriculture Tour of Georgia (EAT GA), a multi-city tour that celebrates Georgia farms and the local restaurants that support them, when it lands in historic downtown Savannah later t his month.
On Tuesday, June 17 from 5 to 10 p.m., the city’s most esteemed chefs will prepare an exclusive cocktail reception and six-course dinner featuring local, seasonal produce from Savannah-area farms at Soho South Café, located at 12 W. Liberty Street.
Tickets, which include wine pairings and offerings from all participating chefs, are $85 and may be purchased by visiting EATGA.com. Seating for this event is limited, so food lovers are encouraged to make a reservation soon.
The following talented restaurant chefs will showcase Savannah’s locally-grown produce and goods:
- Soho South Café and Local 11 Ten Chef de Cuisine Brandy Williamson
- Savannah native and Local 11 Ten Chef de Cuisine Jacob Hammer
- The Public Kitchen and Bar Chef de Cuisine David Ouimet
- Chocolat by Adam Turoni Chef de Cuisine Adam Turoni
- NLaws Produce Chef de Cuisine Jay Cantrell
- Sweet Grass Dairy; Thomasville, Ga.
- Georgia Buffalo; Townsend, Ga.
- Vince Baker Farm; Waynesville, Ga.
- Blue Marlin Seafood Company
- Durrence Farms; Glennville, Ga.
- Kachina Farms; Rincon; Ga.
Since February 2014, Taste of Atlanta, in collaboration with the Georgia Restaurant Association, has organized seated dinners and tasting events across the state in an effort to support, promote and sell Georgia farmers’ specialty crop fruits and vegetables to local restaurants. The Edible Agriculture Tour connects farmers with local chefs and diners to grow awareness of Georgia’s bounty of produce.
Cities on the 2014 tour to date have included: Athens, Atlanta, Jekyll Island, Thomasville and Roswell. Proceeds from Edible Agriculture Tour events benefit local food banks.
For more information about the Edible Agriculture Tour dinner at Soho South Café, please visit http://bit.ly/1lpy4Nz.
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