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Cinco y Diez Alums Whitney Otawka and Christopher Becerra Are Reuniting This Friday

The two are hosting a pop-up dinner to benefit Georgia Organics.

Whitney Otawka.
Whitney Otawka.
Lyric Lewin

Chef Whitney Otawka of Hugh Acheson's sadly shuttered Athens eatery Cinco y Diez is teaming up with Christopher Becerra, the restaurant's former GM/wine director, for The Shotgun Social Club this Friday night. Otawka and Becerra are hosting a pop-up dinner at the Classic City's historic Shotgun House, with proceeds going to Georgia Organics.

Otawka, a Top Chef alum, plans to serve a four-course menu that highlights five local farmers, and beverages will include specialty cocktails, Montinore Estate Pinot Gris, and Rickshaw Pinot Noir. Cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m., and seating for dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event, located at 543 Pulaski Street in Athens, are $65 and available online. See the full menu below.

First Course

  • CODDLED FARM EGG
  • cornbread pudding, radish, charred green onions, sesame, green chile broth

Second Course

  • ROASTED WINTER SALAD
  • lettuces, celery, bok choi, kale, hen-o-the-woods mushrooms, boiled peanut dressing

Third Course

  • CHICKEN PAPRIKASH
  • potato dumplings, hakurei turnips & their greens, pasilla de Oaxaca, crema

Fourth Course

  • CARROT UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
  • warm rum milk, cinnamon, raisins

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