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Here's What's Happening!
Celebrity Chef Dinner
Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28
Tickets on sale beginning January 15th - $150.00 (includes tax & gratuity)
all inclusive. 6-course, 6-wine pairings
This year a portion of your ticket sales will go to the
Summer Lunch Program. Many don't see the behind the scenes in the county where many children still don't have the basic necessities. Pairing food with children fit into The Palisades Restaurant's Mission of good food and goodwill.
About the Chefs
GUEST CELEBRITY CHEF Aaron Deal
The River And Rail, Roanoke VA
Aaron garnered a 2009 James Beard Rising Star
Semi-Finalist nomination and continues to be
profiled extensively in national press publications
such as: Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, Southern Living,
Wine Spectactor, Bon Appetit, The CBS Early Show,
Food Network and Garden & Gun. Putting
his 14+ years cooking experience to use at
The River and Rail in Roanoke, VA
continues to bring local support and
acclaim from The Roanoker Magazine,
The Roanoke Times and area Food Bloggers.
CELEBRITY CHEF, Blake Hartwick
Bonterra's Charlotte, NC
Blake Hartwick brings a new take on Southern Cuisine
and love of fresh local flavors to Bonterra.
Blake has an extensive culinary background
that includes several restaurants in Charlotte since
moving here in 1993. He was with Bistro 100,
Carpe Diem and Sonoma, where he served as their
sous chef. In 2000 he joined Bonterra as executive chef.
In 2005 John Duncan opened Ratcliffe on the
Green where Blake served as their executive chef.
Blake also has a few highlights along the way. He spent
time in Spain between 2004 and 2006 working at
the prestigious Casino de Madrid and NoDo.
He also served as the Chef de Cuisine at the
world renowned Four Star, Four Diamond
Greenbrier Resort. In 2012, he and a team of
chefs traveled to the James Beard House featuring a
“Taste of Charlotte” menu. Chef Hartwick was
recently invited to attend the James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner
at The Palisades in Eggleston, Virginia in April 2104.
About the Charity
Summer Lunch Program
Over 50% of the students in the Narrows(Giles County) attendance zone receive free or reduced price meals when school is in session. But what happens during the summer months when school is out? The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established by USDA to ensure that low income children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break. Free meals, that meet federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved sites.
In April 2013, Giles County Public Schools received a USDA grant to help provide lunches during the summer months for children.
The program operated for 44 days from June 10 – August 15. A healthy, nutritious, hot lunch was served between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. In these 44 days, we served 4,409 child lunches and 2,389 adult lunches.
Our program helped to reduce childhood hunger while providing healthy school meals to children and adults regardless of their income or their residency. Our motto (as taken from the USDA model) was “Food that’s in when school is out!” As a phrase indicates from the movie Field of Dreams, “if you build it, he will come”, we built it and they came. From day one, children and adults came. They enjoyed a healthy, hot lunch prepared by our staff which included more volunteers than paid employees.
The best quote we can give you came from an eight year old child who was overheard on the first day of our program saying “I’m so excited to come here today because all I had to eat was beanie weinies.” Sad, but true. Childhood hunger happens everywhere, even in small rural Giles County. But our program helped offset this last year. There were many days when children would come through the line a second time for another tray of food. We gave them that food at no cost to them or their parent. The grant provided reimbursement for the first tray of food and donations we received covered a second tray if a child wanted one. Many adults also could not afford to pay our $2 adult tray price so donations covered the cost if needed.
Friday, the 9th - Mark Jones
Saturday the 10th - Aaron Williams
Sunday the 11th - Mist on the Mountain (Irish)
Friday, the 16th -Doc Greenberg & the Patient Jazz
Saturday, the 17th - Dallas Leonard
Sunday, the 18th - The City Folk
Friday, the 23rd - TBD
Saturday, the 24th - Farm Use Only
Sunday, the 25th - Guinea Mountain Boys
Friday, the 30th - Ryan Tuchler
Saturday, the 31st - Joy Truckowski
Sunday, the 1st - TBD
Friday, the 6th - Hippie Hollar Band
Saturday, the 7th - Freddy Mo Dad
Sunday, the 8th - TBD
Friday, the 13th - Aaron Williams
Saturday, the 14th - Bill Adams
Sunday, the 15th - Ridge Liners
Friday, the 20th - American Roots
Saturday, the 21st - Bobby Parker
Sunday, the 22nd - TBD
Friday, the 27th - Ball & Chain
Saturday, the 28th - Doc Greenberg & the Patient Jazz
Check out the calendar below for the music schedule