Five chefs, five sommeliers, 11 years and one goal. That invite is meant to entice you to attend Give Me Five, an Aug. 27 culinary event that will benefit No Kid Hungry.
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Its goal is to make ending hunger a national priority. One in six American children, it says, struggles with hunger every day.
The Give Me Five benefit, at the Atlanta Athletic Club, includes a cocktail reception, a five-course dinner with wine pairings, and a live auction. The chefs taking part are Morey Anderson of the Atlanta Athletic Club, Christian Castillo of Atlas, Charlie Hatney of Charlie Hatney & Co., Aaron Masanotti of the Merion and Todd Richards of Richards’ Southern Fried. They’re led by master chef Daryl Shular of the Atlanta Athletic Club.
The sommeliers taking part are Jacob Gragg of Cru Artisan Wines, Andres Loaiza of Aria, Christopher Lodge of Atlanta and Maggie Meroney of the Capital City Club, led by Gil Kulers of the Piedmont Driving Club
- Hors d’oeuvres — Pimento cheese, smoked bacon on buttered saltine crackers; and smoked trout rillette, cornmeal cracker, dill and trout roe.
- First course — Hamachi (Pacific yellowtail) served in sea water with lemon.
- Second course — Lobster pasta gratin.
- Third course — White Oak Pastures duck, basil farrotto, baby beets and black garlic.
- Fourth course — Pecan-grilled C.A.B. spinalis, porcini mushroom duxelle, fondant potato, crispy shallots and sauce bourguignon.
- Dessert: Callebaut chocolate ganache, mandarin orange, hazelnut dacquoise.
Give Me Five begins at 5 p.m. with the cocktail reception; dinner and the live auction follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $275 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. The Atlanta Athletic Club is at 1930 Bobby Jones Drive in Johns Creek.