On August 23, Raleigh’s Midtown Grille will hold a large fundraiser to benefit the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, site of the recent tragic shooting. The event, called North Cooks South, will be a Chef Collaboration Dinner and all proceeds will be distributed through the church’s charity directly to the victims.
“This shooting was a horrific event and really hit home as I lived in Charleston for four years and drove past this church every morning on my way in to work,” says Midtown Grille Executive Chef Benjamin Harris. “An exciting lineup of chefs from some of Raleigh and Charleston’s finest restaurants will prepare wonderful food and drinks to enjoy and guests can relax to some outstanding live music. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to a community that’s really hurting right now.”
Date: Sunday, August 23 | Cocktail Hour at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm
Tickets: Tickets will be $150 and are available starting 7/27/15 through Eventbrite.com. Up to 100 guests can be accommodated.
Dinner: There will be nine courses of authentic Low Country, Charleston cuisine. Each chef will prepare two courses with Midtown Grille’s Sous Chef, Bryan Squires providing the dessert course. Midtown Grille’s Sommelier Max Trujillo will be doing wine and cocktail pairings.
Entertainment: The Stephen Riley Quartet
- Benjamin Harris – Executive Chef, Midtown Grille (Raleigh)
- Daniel Doyle – Executive Chef and Owner, Poogan’s Porch (Charleston, SC)
- Chris Coleman – Executive Chef and Culinary Director, The Asbury/Dunhill Hotel (Charlotte, NC)
- Scott James – Executive Sous Chef, The Angus Barn (Raleigh)
- Asbury at the Dunhill Hotel, Charlotte
- Durham Distillery
- Inland Seafood
- Locals Seafood
- Mutual Wines
- Poogan’s Porch
- Ray Family Farms
- Angus Barn
- Western Wake Farmer’s Market
- Raleigh Brewing Company
Event inquiries may be directed to Max Trujillo, General Manager, Midtown Grille.
About Midtown Grille
Nestled in North Hills, Raleigh, Midtown Grille is an intimate restaurant and bar offering seasonal, locally sourced produce and meats for our lunch, dinner and brunch menus. Our diverse wine list and on-staff sommelier specializes in all aspects of wine service and wine and food pairing. Diners can enjoy meals and handcrafted cocktails in a casual-luxe atmosphere with private and open air dining options. Established in 2006, Midtown Grille is locally owned, and prides itself on providing Southern hospitality, while combining New American and classic Southern flavors with new fusion techniques and styles. For more information visit www.TheMidtownGrille.com.