Last month, I had the pleasure of attending an Atlanta-area supper club called GrantMeFood, hosted by chef Grant Stevens. Here is how GrantMeFood bills itself on its website:
GrantMeFood is an Atlanta area supper club that unites a group of strangers in our home for an evening filled with incredible food and interesting conversation. We combine global cuisine with a farm-to-table approach to take you on an adventure of flavor and texture that'll change your life. Ok, maybe it won't change your life, but we promise it'll be fucking tasty.
Grant, in collaboration with his wife Ria, opened up their lovely home for an amazing four-course tasting menu.
Prior to arriving to the dinner, I emailed Grant asking if I could take a few photos of the dinner preparation and as the dinner was being server. Luckily, Grant responded in the affirmative.
The title of this particular dinner was "The Hangover Cure," and the following was on the menu that evening:
Course 1: Duck fat latke, tarragon and meyer lemon creme fraiche, quail egg, caviar
Course 2: Rabbit poutine with rabbit espagnole and fresh cheese curds
Course 3: "Ketchup and Mustard" - Pork cheek capaletti with pink peppercorn pork consomme, wasabi and mushroom agnolotti with shitake and saffron broth
Course 4: Roasted banana cream, lemon and black poppy seed meringue, kiwi-matcha panna cotta
Below are a few photos I captured of Grant (and Ria in the background) preparing the finishing touches on the above courses:
And below, a few photos of the courses served that evening:
What was remarkable about the event was not just the incredible food that Grant and Ria prepared for the random selection of guests that attended, but the amazing conversation that our group had over the course of the evening. What was supposed to be a dinner that lasted from 7:30PM to 9:30PM ended up being an incredible evening where we talked and connected on various topics until past 2 o'clock in the morning!
If you are interested in tasting incredible food in a warm, friendly atmosphere (and don't mind the serendipity that's involved with interacting with other strangers/like-minded foodies around Atlanta), I highly suggest checking out Grant's website and signing up for his mailing list, following the @GrantMeFood Instagram account, and liking/following the page on Facebook .