September Desserts

carrot cake
pineapple jam, candied lime, coconut gelato, pecans {8}

plum almond tart {gluten-free}
cinnamon gelato, roasted plums, spiced caramel {8}

malted chocolate torte
port-soaked cherries, vanilla bean cream, cocoa nibs {8}

Portuguese custard tarts
cinnamon whipped cream {2.50 each}

after dinner cheese
Nature’s Harmony Elberton Blue (cow, Georgia)
marcona almonds, membrillo, apple, baguette {8}

September Desserts

carrot cake
pineapple jam, candied lime, coconut gelato, pecans {8}

plum almond tart {gluten-free}
cinnamon gelato, roasted plums, spiced caramel {8}

malted chocolate torte
port-soaked cherries, vanilla bean cream, cocoa nibs {8}

Portuguese custard tarts
cinnamon whipped cream {2.50 each}

after dinner cheese
Nature’s Harmony Elberton Blue (cow, Georgia)
marcona almonds, membrillo, apple, baguette {8}

The 4th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast is just around the corner! And this year’s feast will blow past years out of the water with more chefs, more local food purveyors, and one incredible special guest speaker - Michel Nischan, the founder of Wholesome Wave!

Share a family style Sunday dinner on Sunday, October 5 with music and a silent auction alongside your favorite local farmers, artisans, chefs, and friends. Over 20 of Athens’ finest local chefs plus food & drink purveyors will prepare for you a truly amazing meal featuring locally produced ingredients sourced from the Athens Farmers Market.

The evening directly benefits Wholesome Wave Georgia, the program started by Michel Nischan that sponsors the Athens Farmers Market’s Double SNAP Incentive Program. In operation since 2010, this program has made immediate increases in the access to local, sustainable, and wholesome food for nutrition assistance recipients by doubling the value of SNAP dollars at the Athens Farmers Market. Buy a ticket and help ensure the sustainability of this important community building program!

FOOD & DRINK PROVIDED BY
Jason Zygmont - Five & Ten
Whitney Otawka - Cinco y Diez
Salvador Speights - Heirloom Cafe
Mimi Maumus - home.made catering
Lindsey Payne - Lindsey’s Culinary Market
Sarah Dunning - Little & Saturday Supper Club
Patrick Stubbers - Seabear Oyster Bar
Josh Aaron - The Savory Spoon
Shae Rehmel - home.made catering
Aaron Phillips - The Last Resort Grill
Chuck Ramsey - Pulaski Heights BBQ
Matthew Palmerlee - The Branded Butcher
Peter Dale - The National
Jacqueline Burton - The Pine
BJ Bracewell - The Rooftop at The Georgia Theatre
Jarad Blanton - The World Famous
Janice Witcher - Harry’s BBQ
Gaby Lindsey - VIVA!
Angel Cooper - The Comerian
Carole Brucato - Backyard Bread
Jennie De La Vega - Mama Bird’s Granola
Candace Holder - Rabbit Food
Anna Ramiah - Sanvi’s Sweets and Savories
Zouheir Abou-harb - The Sultan
Matt McFerron - The Old Pal
Daily Groceries Co-op
1000 Faces Coffee
Northeast Sales & Distributing

SPECIAL GUEST
Michel Nischan, Founder of Wholesome Wave

MUSIC FROM
String Theory
SPONSORED BY
Epting Events
Harry’s BBQ
Big City Bread Cafe & Little City Diner
Northeast Sales & Distributing
Terrapin Beer
Daily Groceries Co-op
Lindsey’s Culinary Market
1000 Faces Coffee

Purchase tickets at http://autumnharvestfeast.brownpapertickets.com/

The 4th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast is just around the corner! And this year’s feast will blow past years out of the water with more chefs, more local food purveyors, and one incredible special guest speaker - Michel Nischan, the founder of Wholesome Wave!

Share a family style Sunday dinner on Sunday, October 5 with music and a silent auction alongside your favorite local farmers, artisans, chefs, and friends. Over 20 of Athens’ finest local chefs plus food & drink purveyors will prepare for you a truly amazing meal featuring locally produced ingredients sourced from the Athens Farmers Market.

The evening directly benefits Wholesome Wave Georgia, the program started by Michel Nischan that sponsors the Athens Farmers Market’s Double SNAP Incentive Program. In operation since 2010, this program has made immediate increases in the access to local, sustainable, and wholesome food for nutrition assistance recipients by doubling the value of SNAP dollars at the Athens Farmers Market. Buy a ticket and help ensure the sustainability of this important community building program!


FOOD & DRINK PROVIDED BY
Jason Zygmont - Five & Ten
Whitney Otawka - Cinco y Diez
Salvador Speights - Heirloom Cafe
Mimi Maumus - home.made catering
Lindsey Payne - Lindsey’s Culinary Market
Sarah Dunning - Little & Saturday Supper Club
Patrick Stubbers - Seabear Oyster Bar
Josh Aaron - The Savory Spoon
Shae Rehmel - home.made catering
Aaron Phillips - The Last Resort Grill
Chuck Ramsey - Pulaski Heights BBQ
Matthew Palmerlee - The Branded Butcher
Peter Dale - The National
Jacqueline Burton - The Pine
BJ Bracewell - The Rooftop at The Georgia Theatre
Jarad Blanton - The World Famous
Janice Witcher - Harry’s BBQ
Gaby Lindsey - VIVA!
Angel Cooper - The Comerian
Carole Brucato - Backyard Bread
Jennie De La Vega - Mama Bird’s Granola
Candace Holder - Rabbit Food
Anna Ramiah - Sanvi’s Sweets and Savories
Zouheir Abou-harb - The Sultan
Matt McFerron - The Old Pal
Daily Groceries Co-op
1000 Faces Coffee
Northeast Sales & Distributing

SPECIAL GUEST
Michel Nischan, Founder of Wholesome Wave

MUSIC FROM
String Theory

SPONSORED BY

Epting Events
Harry’s BBQ
Big City Bread Cafe & Little City Diner
Northeast Sales & Distributing
Terrapin Beer
Daily Groceries Co-op
Lindsey’s Culinary Market
1000 Faces Coffee

Purchase tickets at http://autumnharvestfeast.brownpapertickets.com/

 The Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner is just around the corner!

This special annual dinner was created as an intimate meal to support the mission of the Athens Land Trust and to celebrate the landscapes of the community with great local food and wine…for a great cause!

This year, the Athens Land Trust is excited to host the Harvest Moon Dinner on October 11th on the 5-acre Williams Farm, located 1.5 miles from downtown Athens. This farm-fresh dinner is brought to you by Chef Peter Dale of The National and Seabear Oyster Bar.

Acquired by the Trust in 2013, the Williams Farm has been a working farm for several generations and includes a beautiful Certified Naturally Grown urban farm, a recently renovated large farmhouse built in 1929-30, and several barns and historic outbuildings. The purchase of the Williams family farm represents a huge step in expanding the Trust’s mission to build community through agriculture.

On the Menu

First Course:

    Marinated olives Local cheeses with local pear jam, crostinisPickled okra from Williams FarmBaguettes with cane syrup butter 
Main Course:

    Grilled local chicken with sweet onion marinadeTomatillo salsa, cilantro, and radishes fresh from Williams FarmBraised lamb meatballs from World Shepherd Farm in Oconee with tomatoes, eggplant, mint, pine nuts, cucumber-yogurt from Williams FarmRed Mule polenta with roasted peppers and sweet potato leaves from Williams FarmSalad of grilled summer squash with shiitake mushrooms, purslane, arugula, basil vinaigrette, fresh from Williams FarmDessert: 

    Condor chocolate sponge cake soaked with Jittery Joes Community Grounds coffee syrupToasted cardamom meringue candied citrus, Condor cocoa sauce and nibs 

Tickets are now available at $150/ticket. $75 of each ticket is tax deductible. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Nathan Shannon at nathan@athenslandtrust.org or call 706-613-0122.

The Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner is just around the corner!

This special annual dinner was created as an intimate meal to support the mission of the Athens Land Trust and to celebrate the landscapes of the community with great local food and wine…for a great cause!

This year, the Athens Land Trust is excited to host the Harvest Moon Dinner on October 11th on the 5-acre Williams Farm, located 1.5 miles from downtown Athens. This farm-fresh dinner is brought to you by Chef Peter Dale of The National and Seabear Oyster Bar.

Acquired by the Trust in 2013, the Williams Farm has been a working farm for several generations and includes a beautiful Certified Naturally Grown urban farm, a recently renovated large farmhouse built in 1929-30, and several barns and historic outbuildings. The purchase of the Williams family farm represents a huge step in expanding the Trust’s mission to build community through agriculture.


On the Menu

First Course:

Marinated olives
Local cheeses with local pear jam, crostinis
Pickled okra from Williams Farm
Baguettes with cane syrup butter

Main Course:

Grilled local chicken with sweet onion marinade
Tomatillo salsa, cilantro, and radishes fresh from Williams Farm
Braised lamb meatballs from World Shepherd Farm in Oconee with tomatoes, eggplant, mint, pine nuts, cucumber-yogurt from Williams Farm
Red Mule polenta with roasted peppers and sweet potato leaves from Williams Farm
Salad of grilled summer squash with shiitake mushrooms, purslane, arugula, basil vinaigrette, fresh from Williams Farm

Dessert:

Condor chocolate sponge cake soaked with Jittery Joes Community Grounds coffee syrup
Toasted cardamom meringue candied citrus, Condor cocoa sauce and nibs

Tickets are now available at $150/ticket. $75 of each ticket is tax deductible. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Nathan Shannon at nathan@athenslandtrust.org or call 706-613-0122.

ATHENS, GA: THE OTHER CLASSIC CITY

The recent article in The Canadian Jewish News begins
"As we drive along the shady streets of this college town 97 kilometres northeast of Atlanta, the soothing tones of a radio announcer welcome us to “Athens, the Classic City.” He seems to speak directly to us, as we gaze at the town’s neoclassical architecture – they seem to have a thing for white columns in these parts."

With a picturesque introduction, our neighbors from the north embark on a tour of some of the best Athens has to offer, from food to music to history. All these things are the cornerstones of community in this city we call home.

It was indeed a happy strange circumstance for our Canadian Hugh Acheson to make his way to Athens and Southern food, but we sure are glad that happy strangeness came to be.

For the full article, click here.

FEAST PORTLAND is just around the corner! 
The third year of Feast Portland takes place September 18 - 21, 2014, right in the heart of Oregon’s food-loving city, of course. 

We are so excited to participate again this year. Feast Portland is all about celebrating the bounty of the home state, a mission we strive to support day in and day out at The National and across the board at all of Hugh Acheson’s restaurants. 

Peter Dale and Hugh Acheson will be posted up at the Sandwich Invitational on Thursday night, making a classic Southern-style pimento cheese. Plus, stop by on Saturday for the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting. Presented by Alaska Airlines, this event is all about the artisan offerings that have cemented Oregon’s place in the foodie world…we get to play with those products and you get to eat them!


Get your tickets here and here

FEAST PORTLAND is just around the corner!

The third year of Feast Portland takes place September 18 - 21, 2014, right in the heart of Oregon’s food-loving city, of course.

We are so excited to participate again this year. Feast Portland is all about celebrating the bounty of the home state, a mission we strive to support day in and day out at The National and across the board at all of Hugh Acheson’s restaurants.

Peter Dale and Hugh Acheson will be posted up at the Sandwich Invitational on Thursday night, making a classic Southern-style pimento cheese. Plus, stop by on Saturday for the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting. Presented by Alaska Airlines, this event is all about the artisan offerings that have cemented Oregon’s place in the foodie world…we get to play with those products and you get to eat them!


Get your tickets here and here