It's been over four months since The Stables at Husk held its first guest chef dinner, and now the restaurant has finally revealed its first 'Workshop Sessions' chef. Late last week, Husk executive chef Sean Brock said in an interview for the James Beard Foundation blog 'Delights and Prejudices' that Charleston chef B.J. Dennis will be next up for the Workshop. Here are details from the interview regarding the event:
We're going to do an event about the Gullah/Geechee food of the Lowcountry, and its links to Senegal and West Africa. Even though it's all around us here, I think a lot of people don't understand the extent of those influences on our culture. One guy here in Charleston, B.J. Dennis, is a classically trained chef who decided to step out of the kitchen and chase the cuisine of his grandparents. He's really the only person I know who is doing that kind of food, which is great because we need to tell people how special it is. It's the only way to preserve it and stop it from dwindling.
Two dinners will be held on May 30 and 31, each featuring six courses, three each from Brock and Dennis, with beverage pairings. The dinners will also each feature a short lecture and video presentation on the Gullah culture. Tickets are $135 per person including tax and gratuity, with only 24 seats available for each dinner, and can be reserved by calling Husk Nashville at (615) 256-6565.
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[B.J. Dennis; Photo Facebook]