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Southern Spirits Dinner

On November 1, 2018, Garden & Gun and Kiawah Partners hosted a Southern Spirits Dinner in Houston featuring a curated culinary experience with two experts running James Beard Award–winning programs. Consulting chef for Kiawah Island Club Mike Lata (also of FIG and the Ordinary in Charleston, South Carolina), created a Lowcountry menu that paired with cocktail and spirit tastings from Matt LoFink of Cure in New Orleans.

 

Special thanks to: 

Kiawah Partners 
Mike Lata
Matt LoFink
Matt Harlan

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Meg and Tim Lonergan are greeted with cocktail expert Matt LoFink’s first round of signature drinks: Arnold Palmer Shrub and Baby Sallie Gardner.

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Kiawah Partners’ Patrick Melton (left) and Will Culp pose with G&G cofounder and CEO Rebecca Darwin.

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Local artist Matt Harlan performs throughout the night.

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2009 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef Southeast and 2018 James Beard Award-winner for  Best Wine Program, chef Mike Lata’s restaurant, FIG, is represented throughout the Lowcountry menu for the evening.

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From left: Wayne Fox, Anita O’Shaughnessy, and Kathy and Jim Brooks.

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Longtime readers and friends of G&G Samantha and Sergio Moreira.

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The Bourbon Peach 75: a twist on the classic French 75 cocktail is served with the first course.

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Guests sip on cocktails and enjoy a taste of the Lowcountry at Hughes Manor in Houston.

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Pickled Carolina white shrimp prepared by chef Mike Lata.

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From left: Noel Orsak with Richard and Patricia Kyzar.

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Between courses, guests taste interesting spirits such as Henry McKenna 10-Year Bourbon and High Wire Amaro.

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The distinguished Southern talent for the night: mixologist Matt LoFink and chef Mike Lata.

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