- Fear the Stache! - Chef Tyler Brown
On the heels of John Mariani's recent visit to Nashville
to showcase his new book on Italian food and to taste Chef Tyler Brown's take on modern Italian cuisine, the Esquire
food columnist added Chef Brown to his list of "Best New Chefs - 4 Chefs to Watch in America
." To commemorate this honor, Chef Brown took his knives down to Atlanta last month to join Chef Todd Richards, another of the Fab 4, in his kitchen at The Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead. Also participating were the other two honorees, Scott Anderson of Elements in Princeton, N.J., and Sachin Chopra, the chef at All Spice in San Mateo, Calif. Each chef prepared one of the four courses on the specially created lunch and dinner menus whipped up for the celebration, and from all accounts it was quite the shindig.
Additionally, Chef Brown has been invited to be the guest chef at the third annual "The Hog and The Barrel Dinner" at Proof on Main in Louisville, Ky. The event is a six-course feast that celebrates the whole hog and fine Bourbons from Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. This year, Proof on Main chef Michael Paley will be in the kitchen with Chef Brown and Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta.The chefs will collaborate on a menu that is designed to use the whole hog from nose to tail, combining cuts from different parts of the hog in each savory course.
The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, and tickets are $125 per person. The Hog and the Barrel Dinner will definitely sell out (if it hasn't already), so call (502) 217-6360 to reserve your spot today if you want to share in the fun.