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Silent Auction Experience at Highlands Bar and Grill!

Sun, 10/7/2018

Highlands Bar and Grill

Calling Home Cooks + Foodies! Highlands Bar and Grill, Dolester Miles, James Beard Foundation Awards 2018 Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Jan Walsh are donating this silent auction lot to Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham, fundraiser, Southern Soirée. 

Birmingham Les Dames d' Escoffier's annual fundraiser, Southern Soirée, will be held Sunday, October 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Tickets for the sunset dinner are available now! Buy Tickets 


WHEN: Sunday October 7, 2018, 4:30 PM - Sun October 7 2018, 7:30 PM CST


WHERE: Jones Valley Urban Farm, 701 25th Street North, Birmingham, AL, USA

COST: $125 per ticket 


BENEFITS: Proceeds go directly to their grant and scholarship fund. Birmingham Les Dames d' Escoffier is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Please keep your receipt for tax purposes.


Southern Soirée Dinner 2018 Menu 

Signature Cocktail

Yesterday’s Joy

Cathead Vodka, manzanilla sherry, fig syrup, and lemon juice with fresh basil for garnish

created exclusively for this event by Steva Casey, a bartender at The Atomic Lounge


Hors d’oeuvres

anchovy butter on artisan rye bread, cheese (beurre d’anchois sur pain de seigle artisanal, fromage) butter prepared by Kay Reed of Iz Weddings & Events


cornichons, pickled okra and other vegetables with whole-grain moutarde

prepared by Deborah Stone of Stone Hollow Farm


cold soup with leeks and potatoes (soupe aux poireaux et pommes de terre)

prepared by Mary Grace Viado of Village Tavern



beef bourguignon with mushrooms (boeuf bourguignon avec champignons)

prepared by Kathy Mezrano of Kathy G & Co.


rice pilaf

prepared by Carey Thomasson of DINNER.


Provençale-style beans (fèves à la provençale) prepared by Kay Reed of Iz Weddings & Events


cucumber and pimiento salad (concombres et pimentos en salade) prepared by Ashley McMakin of Ashley Mac’s


banana pudding with homemade vanilla wafers (pouding diplomate aux fruits) prepared by Kay Reed of Iz Weddings & Events


The menu, developed by Dames Pardis Stitt, Kay Reed, and Kathy Mezrano, is based on recipes from our organization’s namesake, August Escoffier. Each dish is being reinterpreted and prepared by one of our members (see our menu below). Steva Casey, a bartender at The Atomic Lounge, developed a signature cocktail called Yesterday’s Joy exclusively for our fundraiser. She will be there to serve it.


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