June 2017

Executive Pastry Chef Megan Brent Takes NYC by Storm

James Beard House Dinner

Last week, Executive Pastry Chef of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Megan Brent traveled to NYC to showcase her skills and abilities at the James Beard House Dinner with fellow Georgia Grown award-winning chefs.

Upon arrival, the group of anxious chefs explored Chelsea Market’s Eataly, where they experienced fresh local produce like never before.

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In the evening, Meg’s group had the opportunity to dine at Emilio’s Ballato. This old-world Italian dining experience was one Meg won’t soon forget, “The charm of this little hole in the wall was unreal. I had to walk through the kitchen to get to the dining room. Oh, and did I mention the bathroom? It was covered in old newspaper clippings from the 70’s. It was AWESOME.”

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The next morning, they traveled to the James Beard House, where the real journey began. “The house has had very little renovations since the passing of James Beard, which is exactly intended. The nine or so of us were in their kitchen, helping each other out–it was a great fellowship to be apart of. I was the youngest one there, and being exposed to many well-established chefs who could respect me regardless of my age was completely uplifting and encouraging.”
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The service began at 6:00 pm, and by 6:30 the first appetizers were going out. At 7:00 pm, the first course was served and seven more followed and ended with Meg’s “Sweet Corn and Blueberries.” Meg and the other chefs adjourned to the Board Room to take photographs, discuss dishes, and prepare themselves to be introduced to the main dining room.

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The night ended at the Blue Ribbon Brasserie, where Chef Meg and company raised their glasses to a successful evening–a sweet end to an incredible weekend.

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with Beef & Bordeaux

June 16 - 18

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails’ Chef de Cuisine, Christian Perez, has crafted a masterful meal with Dad in mind. For $75, he will enjoy a Dry-Aged, Bone-In New York Strip, served in a rich, herb compound with arugula, charred vidalia onions, and a red wine demi-glace. In addition, he will select a glass of Bordeaux inspired by the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.

In the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, French judges conducted a blind taste test of two comparable wines, one from France and another from California, the American contender shocked both the judges and the wine world with an unexpected and triumphant victory that revolutionized wine. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails pays homage to this momentous occasion in wine history with our selections for Father’s Day: 2011 Palazzo Bordeaux Blend and 2010 Clos Canon Grand Cru.

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2011 Palazzo Bordeaux Blend 

Made in the style of a Bordeaux, this American wine from the Napa Valley region has a rich, silky texture featuring a harmonious blend of cherry and black currant notes with a bright, floral finish.

Winemaker Scott Palazzo was classically trained at

St.Émilion in Bordeaux and creates truly classic Bordeaux’s in Napa.
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2010 Clos Canon Grand Cru

This 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc blend hails from the Bordeaux region in France, creating a powerfully rich vintage with raspberry, blueberry, and black cherry flavors contrasted against a delicate floral note.

To reserve your space, call us at 404.524.7200 or click here to reserve your table online.