The 2013 Savannah Food & Wine Festival, which takes place November 11-17th, has garnered much support over the recent weeks, including participation from Chef Elizabeth Terry nearly 3,000 miles away in Portland, Oregon. Organizers of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival have just confirmed Chef Terry’s participation in two major events: The Farm to Table Bethesda Wine Dinner and the Celebrity Chef Tour.
Chef Terry became hot on the Savannah scene after opening her restaurant, Elizabeth on 37th, in 1981 (she later sold it). In her 20- year career as a chef, Terry has won numerous awards including a James Beard award. (The James Beard Award has been likened to the Academy Awards.) Chef Terry’s awards also include Food Arts (1999), Forbes Top 40 Restaurants in America (1999), Zagat Top Ranking for Food, Service, and Decor (1999), and several other awards.
Chef Terry commented, “I miss the Georgia coast fish, as well as my friends in Savannah; I look forward to cooking for them and supporters of the Bethesda Academy and James Beard Foundation.” The farm at Bethesda Academy is currently growing herbs that will be used to prepare various items for the Farm to Table dinner. Nesbit has confirmed the first dish of the night will come from Chef Terry who will be preparing a crab stuffed flounder. The second course, beef short ribs cooked in root beer with a grit cake served on a bed of spinach, will be prepared by Kirk Blaine of Driftaway Cafe. Dusty Grove, executive chef of the Plantation Club will prepare desert. Master Sommelier, Robert Jones from Kysela will be paring each course with the perfect wine for the evening.
Tickets are on sale now for the Bethesda Dinner and there are limited tickets still available to The Celebrity Chef Tour. More information and tickets on these events can be found on the website SavannahFoodAndWineFest. com. The most up to date festival information is available on the website, Twitter at twitter.com/savfoodwinefest and Facebook at facebook.com/SavannahFoodandWineFestival.