of Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House
and H&F Bread Co.
10:00 am on 8/21
Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market
It’s been quite a year for one of Atlanta’s favorite chefs. Linton Hopkins was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef: Southeast, named by Food & Wine magazine as Best New Chef, and invited to a little home & garden operation known as the White House. He and wife Gina were among a select group gathered this summer to launch “Chefs Move to Schools,” part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to provide healthier food in schools, to help kids become more physically active and to make healthy, affordable food available in every part of the country.
The Hopkins have long believed in an accessible food community built on support for local farmers and artisans. It’s the same belief that led them to found the Peachtree Road Farmers Market three years ago and to spearhead the movement for local foods in white-tablecloth restaurants like Eugene.
Linton and Gina appreciate food’s history and place in our region’s heart of hearts. Hopkins’ cuisine elevates what are oftentimes thought of as simple ingredients through his thoughtful preparation and technique. As much as can be made in-house, is made in-house. Where folkways traditions meet culinary traditions, that’s where you’ll find Linton and Gina Hopkins.
Come this Saturday to learn about (and taste!) Linton’s famous Pimento Cheese. And stay awhile to talk with him – you can learn a lot from a man who defends the sexiness of a radish.
Keep up to date on all things Hopkins by checking out Restaurant Eugene’s blog. You’ll want to stay tuned for their next addition to the Atlanta foodie community – H&F Bottle Shop is set to open soon!
- Jennifer Maley