Saturday, September 22, 2007

Even more Memphis

What a great town. Our event at The Inn at Hunt Phelan was a real success. My belly is full of Chef Stephen Hassinger's menu, a salute to southern cooking, as well as some delicious beer from Jim and Nicks and pomengranate cocktails concocted by David Parks, mixologist extraordinaire from rum and vodka graciously donated by United Liquor. There were food writers Andria Lisle (most recently published in Gardens and Guns) and Jennifer Chandler (whose book Simply Salads is sitting open on my kitchen counter) and Melissa Peterson from Edible Memphis. Museum directors Deborah Leman from Casey Jones Museum and Ken Hall of the Memphis Cotton Museum also attended, along with a bevy of Memphis food lovers, like the Squirrel Squad and Kjeld Peterson of Slow Food Memphis. Everyone who came ( and even some who could not attend) donated menus to our collection, which seems to be growing exponentially! Keep those menus coming folks and I hope to be back in Memphis soon with our exhibit Restaurant Restorative. And thanks to all who made the evening so delightful.