Chef Sean Brock will team up with Linton Hopkins at Restaurant Eugene for a collaborative dinner on Monday, July 21. Brock is the executive chef of two Charleston restaurants, McCrady's and Husk, and a second Husk location in Nashville. He won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast in 2010 and was a finalist for Outstanding Chef in 2013 and 2014. He hosted and won an Emmy for Season 2 of Anthony Bourdain's "The Mind of a Chef" on PBS.
The meal will focus on local, seasonal fare, including okra, summer squash, eggplant, Sapelo Island red peas, tomatoes, and peaches. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., when Hopkins and Brock will join guests for an hour long cocktail reception to discuss the evening's menu, its ingredients, and the farmers who grow them. The two will then head into the kitchen to prepare their five-course Southern vegetable dinner, which will be accompanied by wine pairings from Restaurant Eugene maitre d'hotel/sommelier Juan F. Cortés. The dinner is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling (404) 355-0321.
Hopkins, who won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast in 2012, and his wife Gina are the proprietors of Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House, H&F Bread Company, H&F Bottle Shop, and H&F Burger.