May 2017

The James Beard House Preview Dinner at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

The entire evening of the James Beard House Preview Dinner can best be described as evergreen. Fresh ingredients, lively atmosphere, and talented chefs made for an overall fabulous event. The evening began with a cocktail hour in White Oak’s Barrel Bar Lounge, where guests enjoyed Sapelo Island Clam Rockefeller, Okra & Tomato Gazpacho, and many more delectable appetizers.


Once guests made their way into the Lookout Dining Room, they were welcomed by the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black. “The food you are about to consume did not come from a box, it was not in the food processing line, it all came from a family farm because of their passion for fresh ingredients. Let us all be passionate about what we do.”


The Commissioner invited everyone to toast with their bottled Coca-Cola, which was before them accompanied by a bottle opener and said, “There’s nothing more Georgia grown than a Coca-Cola. Let us toast the Coca-Cola Company, farm families in GA Grown, and all of our sponsors. Thank you, and God bless you.”


The tasting plates which followed included two plates from Executive Pastry Chef of White Oak, Meg Brent. Her intermezzo was comprised of parsley fennel sorbet over watermelon. For dessert, Meg created, “Sweet Corn and Blueberries,” which is pictured below.  This sweet corn cremeux, blueberry confit, corn cake, kernel buttercrunch, and blueberry-thyme sorbet was a new White Oak favorite.



Alan and Cindy LeBlanc, hosts of the evening as owners of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, took delight in the company and cuisine procured by the James Beard House Preview Dinner. Alan LeBlanc stated, “I think what impressed me the most was the diversity. The diversity in food, people, and wine. I believe this is the hallmark of the state of Georgia. We talk about the coastal, countryside, and urban areas of Georgia, and know that one without the other is not a true reflection of what the state of Georgia offers for both the people who come to visit and the people who are here to live. And this is what we love about Georgia.”

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is beyond proud to have been apart of such an exquisite evening.

The James Beard House Preview Dinner

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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is honored to partner with Georgia Grown to host The James Beard House Preview Dinner this evening. We anticipate cuisine of the finest ingredients and flavors to be created in our kitchen by seven astounding local chefs, including White Oak’s own Executive Pastry Chef Megan Brent, a Georgia Grown Executive Chef Program Award-Winner.

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Watch WOKC’s Rasheed Gaines Whip Up A Southern Classic: The Mint Julep



“Can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby this weekend? Never fear! We have the recipe for a perfect mint julep, so you can get a taste of Churchill Downs from the comfort of your living room — courtesy of White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails.”

See the full video of Rasheed preparing this Southern classic here.

Mother’s Day Garden Club Brunch Menu

It’s not too late to reserve a space for you and your mom at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails! Give us a call at 404.524.7200 or click here to reserve your table online.

See our Mother’s Day Garden Club Brunch menu below

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Bowties & Bourbon

Kentucky Derby Day at WOKC


Saturday May 6, 2017

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails- A Great Bourbon Bar of America

The Kentucky Derby calls for Bowties & Bourbon! Come see our bow-tied bartenders whip up three special Derby Day cocktails:

The Bourbon Smash

What’s better than fresh and locally sourced raspberries in a cocktail? We’ll tell you- fresh and locally sourced raspberries in a cocktail with BOURBON!😍

Raspberries | Lime | Mint | 1816 Bourbon

Derby Day Julep

Nothing like giving new life to a southern classic! Our julep has the most delicious homemade rhubarb syrup in it that will make you want it to be Derby Day everyday!

1816 Bourbon | Mint | Rhubarb

The Blush Rose

This light pink cranberry drink goes perfectly with big hats and pearls. 👒

Lime | Cranberry Juice | Luxardo Liqueur | Cathead Vodka


We’ll see you at the gates!