Anne Quatrano discusses forthcoming Sunday Supper South event

ATL Food Chatter: October 4, 2010
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On Sunday, October 31, Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison will host Sunday Supper South at Westside Provision, a charity dinner featuring a Who’s Who of Southern chefs (check out the list of names on the website). Modeled after the successful Sunday Supper event held in New York’s Chelsea Marketplace, the dinner raises funds for the James Beard Foundation and the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program. In an email Q&A, Anne Quatrano gave us a quick rundown of the event details:
How did you persuade all of these famous (and busy) chefs to give of their time, especially since Halloween is a big family deal?
AQ: Some chefs do not have families yet, and some have children who are grown. But all said and done: I just asked and they all said “yes.”

How close will the Atlanta event follow the format of the New York event?
AQ: The Atlanta event is patterned directly after the NY event, so it will follow very closely. [The dinner is served family-style at one very long communal table that sits 150 guests.] The first year at Chelsea Market, I helped Michael Phillips [creative director at Jamestown Properties, which has stakes in White Provision and Chelsea Market] put the event together.

Has a local charity been identified to become the co-recipient of the proceeds along with the james beard foundation?
AQ: All of the funds are going to the Beard Foundation Scholarship fund. I think the Beard Foundation needs more of a presence in the south. This year we invited only winners and recent nominees—we hope next year to ask the southern winners to co-chef with their protégées—and I think this will help promote our talent down here and bring the attention of the Beard Foundation to this growing group of talented chefs.

When will the menu be available?
AQ: The menu will be available when said busym busy chefs get me their selections. Soon. I hope.

Are tickets still available?
AQ: Yes. Call 404-365-0410, extension 22, for reservations.

One last (off-topic) question: With food halls like New York’s Eataly garnering attention, would you consider opening another Star Provisions?
AQ: I would consider another Star Provisions but feel firmly rooted in the South and specifically Atlanta—so it would have to be here.


What Now Atlanta
is reporting that Yumbii Food trucks and The Cafe at Pharr have partnered to create a food truck for the Cafe that is set to debut in February 2011.
Henry Chandler—chef and owner of Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth, Georgia—received the most votes from viewers across America to earn the title of the Nightline People’s Platelist, a search for the best undiscovered chefs in the country.

Atlantan Richard Roper
, a Westside resident, won a home brew contest sponsored by the Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams beer.

According to a recent Washington Post story, Georgia is building a major olive growing industry.
Buckhead. The Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead has a new chef, Peter Zampaglione, who comes most recently from the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona.

Toulouse celebrates its sixteenth anniversary from October 1-10, with $16 bottles of wine and some $16 entrees.

Creative Loafing is reporting that the new top toque at Buckhead Diner will be Charles Schwab. Before joining the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Schwab worked at Bacchanalia for over eight years and also served as executive chef of Blue Ridge Grill.

Chamblee. Thrillist is reporting that America’s Top Dog, featuring all natural beef franks with 35 item topping bar, has opened at 3352 Chamblee-Tucker Road.

. Decatur Metro is reporting that the German Bakery has reopened.
Downtown. Foodie Buddha reports that ex-Joel chef Cyrille Holota is the new chef at FAB.
Druid Hills. Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting that California based fro-yo chain Red Mango is opening their second Georgia store at North Decatur and Clairmont Road.

Johns Creek. John Kessler reports that the owner of Trattoria One 41 is hoping to open Viande Rouge (a French bistro with a meaty slant?) at the corner of States Bridge Road and Highway 141 by year’s end.

Midtown. Tap is holding its first annual Oktoberfest celebration, Thursday, October 7 starting at 5:30 pm.

Old Fourth Ward. What Now Atlanta notes that Condesa Coffee— featuring gourmet coffee, specialty beverages, bocata, desserts and more—is slated to open this month in the Tribute Lofts at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.

Question of the Week:
What Decatur project promises to bring several types of “international barbecue” together under one roof when it opens in November?

PS. The answer to last week’s QOTW—What metro area Japanese steakhouse is celebrating 32 years of operation in the its location this month?—is Kobe Steaks.