SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

September 13, 2012 16:08 ET

Become an Expert on Purloo and Syllabub at New Series of Southern-Inspired Culinary Classes at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown)

Low Country Dining and Locally Crafted Beer in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Explore regional southern cooking in all its diversity and eccentricity with Brian Jones, chef de cuisine of Atlanta Grill, as he presents a series of demonstration-style culinary classes this fall at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. Chef Jones will sprinkle an entertaining dose of southern lore with the preparation of regional specialties in a casual setting beginning on September 20 with Low Country Deconstructed.

"History, culture and foods from low-elevation land and the seacoast are the cornerstones of Low Country cuisine," said Chef Jones. "We'll think about the origins of the ingredients and flavors, the revival of heritage grains today, then bring it all together in great regional dishes that guests can easily make at home for friends and family."

Guests will taste small plates from a three-course menu paired with traditional cocktails and selections from regional wineries and breweries. The downtown Atlanta hotel Sommelier Brian White hosts special guest Brian "Spike" Buckowski, brewmaster and co-founder of Athens, GA-based Terrapin Beer Company, who will bring six craft beers to sample with Chef Jones' menu.

Low Country Deconstructed

St. Cecelia Punch or Plantation Punch

Pâté of the South: Pimento Cheese Three Ways, Cheese Straws, Pickled Shrimp
Terrapin Golden Ale, Rye Pale Ale and All American Pilsner

Main Course
Savannah-style Purloo, Carolina Gold Rice and Coastal Seafood
Cracklin' Cornbread
Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Monk's Revenge and Pumpkin Fest

Muscadine and Port Syllabub, Benne Seed Cookies

Classes are $75 per person inclusive of taxes and gratuities. Low Country Deconstructed is presented on September 20 followed by Foraging through the Great Smoky Mountains on October 18 and Holiday Dining at Chef Brian's House on November 15. All classes start at 6 p.m. and are limited to 16 guests. Early reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling Atlanta Grill at (404) 221-6550.

About Chef Brian Jones
Chef Brian Jones' obsession for regional ingredients and their origins is based in strong Southern roots. A native of Chamblee, GA, Chef Jones grew up cooking alongside his grandmother and aunts, appreciating authentic Southern dishes made from daily harvests of the family gardens. He brings that wonderful heritage to his menus at Atlanta Grill, which brim with plentiful varieties of local and regional produce.

About Atlanta Grill
Stylish and convivial, this restaurant in Atlanta features grilled steaks, chops, seafood and southern specialties served in a warm, club-like atmosphere. Dynamic murals commissioned for the restaurant reflect the rich colors and warm hues of the décor, along with one of the city's finest collections of vintage photos reflecting early life in Atlanta. The Cheater's Booth accommodates six in a cozy table setting with privacy draperies, but is most popular for an intimate dinner for two. The veranda, with its wrought-iron railings and flickering gaslight-styled lanterns, is open seasonally for outdoor dining overlooking Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

Downtown's only AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city with a splash of glamour. The luxury hotel is surrounded by the state's centers of law, finance and government, minutes from the Georgia Aquarium and sports events at Philips Arena, Turner Stadium and the Georgia Dome. For additional information or reservations, please contact the luxury Atlanta hotel at 404-659-0400 or visit Connect with us on

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sandra Ryder
    181 Peachtree Street
    Area Director of Public Relations
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    Tel: (404) 240-7029
    Fax: (404) 348-5646
    E-mail: Email Contact