Good Southern cookin, live music and a night on the patio. Sounds like this has all the fixings of a perfect October evening. If you're free this Thursday from 7 – 10 p.m., join SMOKE's Chef Tim Byres and Louisiana Chef Cory Bahr at The Foundry for “Cotton & SMOKE: A Celebration of Louisiana in Texas.” If you've always had a hankering (sorry, had to) for some of the best food in the south made by true-to-their-roots culinary masters, you won't be disappointed.
Chef Cory Bahr, 2012 Food Network Chopped! Champion and recipient of numerous awards, heads up Restaurant Cotton in Monroe, LA. He prides himself on his ability to blend culture, creativity and comfort to create a true Southern experience.
Chef Tim Byres has worked the Dallas restaurant scene for years, and if you've ever spent a brunch at SMOKE, then you know he's got a magical way of handling the kitchen, too. On the short list of recent accomplishments, Byres received a James Beard Book Foundation award for his cookbook Smoke: New Firewood Cooking.
Thursday's event will blend the two chef's styles to produce a menu full of everything we love most about the Deep South. We will enjoy live music on The Foundry’s rustic stage by The Deslondes and Feufollet.
The full menu includes:
SMOKE Woodshed Margarita
Cotton Sharecropper Cocktail
A selection of Louisiana & Texas beer
Grilled Oysters with Green Tomato Butter
Muscovy Duck Wraps with Local Honey
-Mains from the Fire-
Smoked Rabbit Sausage, Beer Brined Mustard & Collard Kraut
Upright Roasted Pork with Creole Mustard & Red Chile Vinegar
Pit-Smoked Boudin Links & Kettle Fried Pork Rinds with Hot Sauce
Brick Roux Gumbo with Smoked Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Sausage
-Sides of the Fire-
Dry Sherry Dirty Rice Dressing & Parsley Salad
Stewed Collard Greens, Smoked Turkey, Red Chile & Sorghum Molasses
Dutch Oven Broiled Hominy & Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole
Charred Cauliflower & Pickled Peppers
Caramelized Pear & Pineapple Buckle with Buttermilk Ice Cream
The event is presented in partnership with Garden & Gun Magazine and the Louisiana Office of Tourism. All-inclusive tickets cost $125 per person and can be purchased via eztix.com (guests must be 21 years of age or older). Please note that tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. This event is rain or shine.
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