Passion: noun pas·sion \ˈpa-shən\ : the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces.
Tradition: noun tra·di·tion \trə-ˈdi-shən\ : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.
This year’s High Museum Wine Auction dinner is a collaboration with Banfi Vintners Wines and the Chefs of White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails. These two companies have deep rooted beliefs of how to pleasure the palate and overall guest satisfaction. Banfi has a long tradition of providing the best of wines all over the globe, and have a close family relationship of keeping themselves at the top of the best wine makers. Their passion for the perfect sip and the tradition of old world wines caught our Chef’s attention as they have similar attributes. The Chefs here at WOKC have stepped outside the borders of Italy to pair these delicious wines with cuisine of another family rooted with passion and tradition. We challenged ourselves to pair these wines with flavors of Southeast Asian and techniques of French and Spanish Cuisine, all the while using local and sustainable product grown and raised here in the South. We are excited to show you the diversity of these wines and the versatility of where you can travel with pairings. When you have a strong tradition and the will of rooted passion, you can bring families from different cultures together and see how well they really compliment each other. Please join White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails for a night of sharing.
Banfi & Brews Five-Course Menu with Featured Wine & Beer Pairings
Join White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails on March 22nd to benefit the High Museum’s 25th Annual Wine Auction. The evening will begin with a Cocktail reception at 6:30 pm followed by a five-course dining experience crafted by Executive Chefs Todd Richards & Shane Devereux at 7 pm. Wine pairings will be presented by James Mariani of Banfi Wines. Beer pairings will be presented by John Roberts of Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery.
Complimentary valet parking.
Founded in 1993, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art. The Wine Auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta, the 10th largest charity wine auction in the United States according to Wine Spectator magazine, and the No. 1 charity wine auction benefiting the arts. Proceeds generated by the Auction, which have amounted to more than $26 million over the last 24 years, provide a significant source of funding for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. Proceeds help to make possible special exhibitions and partnerships, and the Auction also provides funds for dynamic youth education programs, which draw more than 65,000 schoolchildren to the High each year.
These are just a few of the reasons White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is proud to sponsor this special event. We look forward to participating in the High Museum’s 25th Annual Wine Auction.
As a continued effort to show our support for Southern culture and arts, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails hosted its 2nd Annual Prize in Southern Poetry, accepting poem submissions from thirteen southern states. This year’s poems were judged by none other than the author of Bodies that Hum and esteemed Professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia State University, Professor Beth Gylys. Among the poems, Professor Gylys selected, “For Our Mother”, by Sophia Gorgens of Atlanta, GA.
Sophia is a second-year medical student at Emory University. Sophia lived in Georgia from 2006-2011 and returned to the South in July of 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in Creative Writing at Boston College. While at Boston College, Sophia received the Cushing Award in 2014 & 2015, as well as the Bishop Kelleher Award in 2015. She also held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Stylus, the literary and arts magazine of Boston College. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Styloid Process, the literary and arts magazine of Emory School of Medicine. Sophia has work published in Stylus, the Laughing Medusa, the Medical Humanities Journal of Boston College, the Styloid Process, the Tokyo Weekender, Pulse, and Eunoia Review. As for Sophia’s upcoming work, she will be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Mayday Magazine. She is honored to be the recipient of the 2nd Annual White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails’ Prize in Southern Poetry and is extremely grateful for the support.
The White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails team congratulates Sophia Gorgens for her success and appreciates her contribution to this year’s Prize in Southern Poetry.
2ND ANNUAL WOKC SOUTHERN POETRY COMPETITION — RULES FOR SUBMISSION In a continuing celebration of Southern culture and arts, WOKC invites poets from across the South to explore the depths of nature this Valentine’s Day. Poems will be evaluated and judged by Beth Gylys, author of Bodies that Hum, winner of the Gerald Cable First Book Award, …
Ring in the New Year with WOKC’s 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles, and Bluegrass dinner celebration! We’re welcoming 2017 with bourbon flights, wine pairings, and a fabulous five course menu. The Jason Kenney band will provide live bluegrass tunes in our Barrel Bar where lighter fare will be available.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
“I am excited to be joining the team at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and could not be happier to be hosting Francois Lieubeau of Domaine de la Fruitiere and Tim Willard of European Cellars for my first event!” Pucillo and Willard have a history of working together. “European Cellars has an incredible portfolio… [Tim] has never put a wine in front of me that I haven’t enjoyed.”
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!