North vs. South Dinner - The South

The American South will be represented at Pharsalia's upcoming dinner duel by chef Chris Humphrey. Chris is the Executive Chef of Rapture in Charlottesville and specializes in Southern cuisine. He playfully uses the classics of his Virginia upbringing with his extensive French Culinary and haute cuisine experience to create his own version of familiar southern dishes. The result has soul, hints of creole and low country gourmet style. 

We cannot wait to have Chris in the Pharsalia kitchen taking us on a tour of the American South. The idea is a road trip through five courses from Virginia to Louisiana. 

One, Virginia: 
Chesapeake blue crab, local asparagus, dandelion vinegar and greens and country ham
Two, the Carolinas: 
Pulled pork, shaved cabbage and boiled peanuts
Three, Alabama: 
Escolar, fava beans, Alabama white BBQ, chicken cracklins, pickled grapes and vegetable ash salt
Four, Mississippi: 
Beef tamales, truffled popcorn, farmers cheese, chipotle, radish-parsley salad
Five, Louisiana:
Banana foster, bread pudding, sorghum-orange whipped cream cheese, strawberries, salted caramel and spiced pecans

The menu is likely to change due to seasonal availability. Chef Chris will be competing for your vote against Northern dishes through this five course meal. Wine pairings and conversation about the dishes make for a truly unique night. Buy your tickets today as space is limited!