Louie's Kids Guest Chef Dinner Menu

Chef Ford Fry of Atlanta culinary fame will travel to Charleston on Thursday, August 15th to team up with Chef Marc Collins for our 4th Annual Louie's Kids Benefit Dinner. This special dinner at Circa 1886 has raised over $45,000 for Louie's Kids' mission of fighting childhood obesity. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm and feature five courses with wine pairings from our Wine Enthusiast-lauded list. Chef Ford Fry Chef Fry is both chef and partner at many Atlanta eateries including JCT Kitchen & Bar, King + Duke, No. 246, The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist. Fry and our Executive Chef Marc Collins have lots in common. Each can trace their culinary roots back to Texas. Each is a founding member of their respective city's wine and food festival. And - both Fry and Collins are committed to serving fresh, creative fare with in-season, locally sourced product. The duo's Louie's Kids menu collaboration is healthy, delightful and undoubtedly influenced by summertime in the South. Here's your first look at the five-course dinner menu. Taste: georgia summer melon / buratta / green cardamom / mint / ham prepared by Chef Ford Fry Course 1:  ricotta agnolotti / sweet corn / appalachian chanterelles / tarragon / humbolt fog prepared by Chef Ford Fry Course 2:  roasted fish "of the moment" / summer bean panzenella / toasted garlic vinaigrette /  small tomatoes / flowering basil prepared by Chef Ford Fry Course 3: Ashley Farms chicken breast/ mache/ roasted peanuts/ cauliflower/ radish/ sour peach gastrique prepared by Chef Marc Collins Course 4: “1855” strip steak/ whole grain mustard grits/ grilled Mepkin Abbey mushrooms/ lemon dust/ haricot verts/ local honey demi glace/ paprika oil prepared by Chef Marc Collins Dessert:  dark chocolate cake / mascarpone / salted potato chips / georgia olive oil prepared by Chef Ford Fry Dinner concludes with a live auction, offering up items like a getaway to the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida (complete with roundtrip Southwest airfare!), a night on gorgeous Kiawah Island courtesy the Sanctuary, jewelry and more. A seat at Circa 1886's Louie's Kids Dinner is $80 per person, $50 of which is directly donated to Louie's Kids. (Price excludes tax, gratuity, additional beverages.) Call Circa 1886 to reserve a seat at 843-853-7828. Want to get involved with Louie's Kids? Visit www.louieskids.org for more information.

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