North Meets South

This past weekend I headed to beautiful St. Simons Island for a Culinary Affair benefiting TALICA: The Teaching & Learning Initiative for Central America! Guests were treated to a 5 course meal prepared by top chefs from the area and as far as Nova Scotia!

The affair was coordinated by Sue Ellen Wortzel, founding director of TALICA and hosted by Coastal Kitchen, owned by Jeff Montaigne.

Check out the of the delicious offerings…

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Smoked Salmon Wrapped Asparagus with Caper Sour Cream on Crostini.  Prepared by Chef Archie Prince of Coastal Kitchen Saint Simons Island, GA

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"Song of the South" Salad:  Baby greens, pickled onions, spiced pecans, maple vinaigrette, chicken liver crostini.  Recipe & demonstration by Chef Darin Sehnert of Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table Savannah, GA

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Fresh Nova Scotia Lobster Cakes with a Dill Remoulade.  Recipe & demonstration by Chef Alain Bosse aka The Kilted Chef of Nova Scotia, Canada

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Molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Savannah Red Rice and Herbed Succotash.  Recipe & demonstration by Chef Darin Sehnert of Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table Savannah, GA

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Peach Champagne Sorbet Intermezzo by Leopold’s Ice Cream, Savannah, GA

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Nova Scotia Seared Scallops on a maple parsnip puree topped with wild blueberry bacon jam.  Recipe & demonstration by Chef Alain Bosse of Nova Scotia, Canada

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Praline Ice Cream Cake.  Prepared by Chef Archie Prince of Coastal Kitchen Saint Simons Island, GA

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Everything was INSANELY delicious! 

 

Darcie Kent Gruner Veltliner, Rava Balck Vineyard was in charge of all the wine pairings for the night.

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The Kilted Chef starts the Lobster Auction!

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Every guest left with a special gift bag loaded with goodies from local sponsors!

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Until Next Time…