Sunday, March 20, 2011

20 March 2011 - Annie Okra

It's a special Sunday Supper tonight! My best girlfriend, Ann Willoughby aka "Annie Okra," is visiting! Ann was in town to judge the AIGA Atlanta SEED awards and stayed a couple of extra days at One Britt. Last night, we had dinner on the side porch and watched the perigree "super" moon rise. It was a magical evening. Today, Jeff cooked his mile high biscuits, and I made sausage gravy for breakfast. Afterward, we took a road trip up the Georgia Wine Highway to Dahlonega. We visited three vineyards: Three Sisters, Cavendar Creek and Frogtown. They were all interesting, but Frogtown Cellars was really great. We had a private tour of the wine room and heard some great stories. It was a great day.

Before Annie arrived, I asked her what she wanted for Sunday Supper. She only had one request – okra! It is not in season, but I called Publix, and they put in a special order for me. We decided to forage for other ingredients along the wine highway and wound up with filet mignon and young corn from Wilkes in Cumming, Georgia. For dessert, I made one of my own inventions – grilled Krispy Kreme strawberry shortcake. We washed the meal down with several of our North Georgia wine discoveries. It was a great Sunday Supper from start to finish!

What a great weekend! Hope yours was filled with great friends, good food and the "great nectar that drips from the bottom of those grapes!"

Okra love to all...

The Menu:

- Grilled Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

- Fried Okra

- Young Local Corn in Brown Butter and White Truffle Oil

- Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins

- Grilled Krispy Kreme Strawberry Shortcake
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