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The Mansion hosts dinner for Les Dames d’Escoffier

neo-restaurantNEO, the elegant restaurant overlooking the verdant gardens behind The Mansion on Peachtree, hosts a special four-course dinner Wednesday to benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Dubbed “NEO Unplugged,” as the courtly butler will check your Blackberry or other attention-diverting gadgets during the meal, the event features the following menu:

First course – Sunchoke Soup, Spring Garlic Custard, Morels

Second course – McClellanville Lump Crab Cake, Clementine Scented Poached Crayfish Tails, Sagpond Verjus Butter

Choice of Entrée:

Braised Kurobuta Pork Cheeks, Grilled Ramps, English Peas, Fava Beans, Five-Hour Burgundy Reduction


Roasted Fluke, Pickled Fiddlehead Ferns, Florida Avocado, Tomato Water

Dessert – Valhrona Chocolate Cake, Salted Peanut Caramel, Buttermilk Ice Cream

It’s $65 per person, including tax and tip, and 10 percent of proceeds from all food sales will be donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier. Valet parking during the dinner is complimentary.

While you’re there, you can pick up an autographed copy of “Cooking with Les Dames d’Escoffier: At Home bk321with the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink,” featuring recipes from Grand Dame Shirley Corriher, author of “Cookwise and Bakewise,” and Virginia Willis, author of “Bon Appetit Y’all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking.”

For more information or to make reservations for NEO Unplugged call 404-995-7545 or see

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