Tenacious Taste

Check out Saturday’s Chef Demo

with Julia LeRoy – 10:00 am on 9/4

Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Chef Julia LeRoy believes in the tenacity of nature. We believe in the tenacity of a chef who brought us locavore Mondays and put a grass-fed burger on the menu of a pub on Ponce. At The Bookhouse Pub, Julia proved that it’s cool to support local, sustainable, good food whether you’re sitting on a bar stool, in a fancy restaurant, or at your own kitchen table.

Before her work at The Bookhouse, LeRoy honed her considerable skills at Atlanta heavyweight restaurants like Seeger’s and The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton Buckhead. She applies her classical training and healthful approach to a culinary inspiration that comes more from an old Southern family or church cookbook than the latest foodie trends.

That inspiration now guides Julia’s plans for a chef-driven, Southern-themed restaurant called LeRoy’s Lunch and Dinner. Looking at spaces in Decatur and Avondale Estates, her vision is for a fifty-seat, upscale, Southern spot to open within the next eight months. In the meantime, Julia is also collaborating with the folks at Fellini’s and LaFonda to develop a frozen yogurt product. Our forks and spoons are at the ready!

Learn more about Chef LeRoy’s food philosophy in her beautifully written article for Local Planet. And don’t miss her delicious demo at this week’s Market!

- Jennifer Maley