Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Governor's Culinary Challenge is ready to seat you

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:46 PM

click to enlarge culinary.jpg

Little Rock's top chefs — no exaggeration — will provide gourmet nosh, mixologists will serve a signature cocktail and Dr. Danny Fletcher will provide a jazzy background to the Governor's Culinary Challenge on Monday at the Capital Hotel.

So who is cooking? Joel Antunes, the Capital Hotel chef. Matt Bell of South on Main. Stephen Burrow of 42. Donnie Ferneau of the late, great Ferneau's Restaurant. Brian Deloney of Maddie's Place. Dan Capello of Chenal Country Club. The Governor's Mansion Culinary Team: Patrick Herron, Tyler Steelman and Hays Buttry. Lee Richardson, the former chef at the Capital and now with the Packet House. (See, I wasn't kidding.) The mixologists: David Burnette of South on Main and Lee Edwards of YR Concepts. Salut!

Besides the great food and innovative cocktails, there's another reason to head over to the Capital Hotel mezzanine at 6:30 p.m. Monday: One hundred percent of your $100 ticket goes to fund scholarships at the THEA Foundation. These scholarships provide thousands of dollars to Arkansas high school seniors in recognition of their prodigious talent in creative writing, visual art, fashion design, slam poetry and the performing arts.

You can't beat it: Great food, great drink, a swank setting and all to give Arkansas's emerging talent recognition and a financial leg up. Purchase your tickets here. Now.

Tags: ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • Legislator questions grants worth $500,000 to Steele ad firm

    Though no one said so outright, an issue before the Legislative Council subcommittee today was the Advantage Communications, a company owned by Michael Steele, former Sen. Tracy Steele’s brother, reaps a windfall from the grants, to be awarded over five years.
    • Jul 23, 2014
  • Bentonville's Potlikker Film Fest: Food! Beer! Bluegrass! Films, too!

    The Southern Foodways Alliance, a non-profit based at Ole Miss' Center for the Study of Southern Culture that studies the culture of food in the South, is collaborating with chef Matt McClure (21c Museum Hotel) to host the Potlikker Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 9, in Bentonville.
    • Jul 23, 2014
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »


  1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31  



© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation