Since the last post; two weddings, numerous commercial projects, two head colds [yeyyyy 60 degrees to 35 degrees to 70 degrees to 40 degrees, awesome], thanksgiving and a night that I shall remember for the rest of my life happened.
Celeste Albers of Green Grocer is a food purveyor that changed the way I look at milk and onions and eggs and….yeahhhh that list goes on for a while. And not only did Celeste change my viewpoint, she did the same for many chefs and diners here in charleston. Celeste has been a Friend, Mentor and all around badass for many years and on November 16th people gathered to celebrate the butchering of her first sow Petunia at the over the top amazing restaurant FIG in Charleston SC.
FIG, a restaurant synonmous with exceptional service, AMAZING food, and a ridiculous wine program has been a proponent of Celeste since her beginnings….well I think her beginnings, at least it sounds powerful! HA! Anywho, Jason Stanhope of FIG collaborated with Mike Lata, Celeste and the team at FIG to bring together a series of dishes both classical french and interestingly Latin American [yes the pozole soup was random and yet PERFECT for the dinner]. All paired with one of my favorite local breweries Holy City Brewery, the event was beyond epic. Here are some pics I selected to showcase this event….