The Shed at Glenwood is hosting a family-style pop-up dinner on Feb. 23 featuring guest of honor Lolis Eric Elie, story editor for the HBO series Treme and the author of “Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans” (Chronicle Books, $29.95).
Elie, a founder of the Southern Foodways Alliance, also authored “Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country.” He’s a former business reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was a columnist and reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
If you missed the four seasons of Treme, which concluded in December 2013, it was a compelling chronicle of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Besides the city’s rich music culture and Mardi Gras Indians, chefs, food and drink were major preoccupations of the series.
Featured chefs and mixologists for the evening include chef Todd Richards of The Shed at Glenwood and upcoming barbecue spot The Pig & The Pearl, chef Duane Nutter of One Flew South, pitmasters Justin Fox and Jonathan Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, mixologist Tiffanie Barriere of One Flew South, and mixologist Sean Nichols of The Shed at Glenwood.
On the menu inspired by Treme, look for the likes of jumbo lump crabmeat and herb salad, Boucherie’s collard greens, chicken adobo, peppered hangar steak and rice cakes, along with New Orleans-inspired featured cocktails, including a brandy crusta and a Vieux Carre.
$60 per person, includes family-style dinner and a signed copy of the Treme cookbook, plus a cash bar. Make reservations at www.opentable.com or by calling The Shed, 404-835-4363.
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.