White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails was recently honored with Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence. This prestigious designation is only awarded to restaurants that display significant depth and breadth in their wine selections. We are among only nine restaurants in Atlanta with this elite award and we would like to congratulate the entire White Oak team for assisting in achieving this goal. This truly reflects what team work, focus, and hard work can achieve.
Watch the full video of Chef Megan Brent prepare a White Oak seasonal favorite: The Pork Belly.
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails partnered with Project Open Hand to raise money to nourish thousands of our friends and neighbors who are homebound, disabled, or too sick to prepare their own meals. WOKC was honored to accept the award of Dining Out For Life 2017 Fourth Place Restaurant. A few people from our management team-Chelsea Brooke, Olivia Sellers, and Kimberly Nguyen-attended the DOFL Appreciation Party and accepted the award on behalf of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails.
The reception was held at American Spirit Works, where participants were able to enjoy tastings from Good Measure Meals Catering and tour the ASW Distillery.
There was also the opportunity to tour the ASW Distillery, where people learned about the machinery, how the whisky is made and packaged, and more!
Tuesday evening, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails was delighted to partner with Central Atlanta Progress to attend 2017 Business Bites in Downtown Atlanta. This was the perfect opportunity for locals to experience the simplicity of southern grown cuisine at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails. Business Bites creates an opportunity for employees at local businesses to sample bites from neighboring restaurants on Peachtree Street. And who can turn down free food?!
Executive Pastry Chef Megan Brent prepared a savory Cold Octopus and Calamari Salad, which consists of octopus, calamari, local greens, our in house habanero sauce, and more. When people saw this dish, they were intrigued and excited to try such a unique, yet simple dish. Everyone left with their tastebuds dancing!
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Winemaker Scott Palazzo was classically trained at
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.
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