B’ham Femme’s dinner

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B’ham Femme’s dinner

In April, the B’ham Femme’s dinner will spotlight some of the city’s top culinary talent

Two chefs have teamed up to showcase some of Birmingham’s best female talent in the food and beverage industry.

Megan Lankford, who heads the pastry program at Hot & Hot Fish Club, and Lindsey Noto, catering director for Saw’s BBQ and Post Office Pies, have partnered to create the B’ham Femme’s Dinner– a dinner party led by all female culinarians to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The six-course dinner– four savory and two dessert– will feature six chefs and six bartenders from around the city, including Shu Shop, Roots & Revelry, and The Atomic Lounge.

For the menu, which is still in the planning stages, each chef will partner with a bartender to create one course.

Amanda Blake, owner of Sprout & Pour in downtown Birmingham, will create a cold-pressed juice for sorbet. Lindsey Noto is planning a Moroccan -Mexican infusion– a braised lamb taquito. Kristen Hall, of The Essential, will partner with Shu Shop’s Adeeba Khan to craft a composed salad with an accompanying cocktail. Megan Lankford will partner with Laura Newman, who moved from New York to Birmingham to open the bar Queen’s Park in 2018. The duo plans to finish the night with a cocktail and another surprise desert.

Lankford and Noto have also partnered with local farms for the evening’s food and table settings, including Stone Hollow Farmstead, a mother-daughter farm run by Deborah Stone, Snow’s Bend Farm, and Iron City Organics.

The female-led dinner was Lankford’s idea. In 2018, she was inspired to do a dinner party crafted entirely by women, from the chefs, bartenders and waitstaff, down to the photography and decor. She brought the idea to Khan and Noto, who were immediately on board. All they needed was a good date and the time to plan.

Here is the full list of chefs and bartenders for the B’ham Femme’s dinner:

  • Megan Lankford: Hot & Hot Fish Club
  • Lindsey Noto: Saw’s Soul Kitchen and Post Office Pies
  • Laura Newman- Queen’s Park
  • Adeeba Khan- Shu Shop
  • Angela Schmidt- Brat Brot
  • Kristen Hall- The Essential
  • Steva Casey- The Atomic Lounge
  • Ellen Rogers- Avondale Common House
  • Nico Berg- Savoie Catering
  • Ashlee Jenkins- Roots & Revelry
  • Rachael Roberts- The Atomic Lounge
  • Amanda Blake- Sprout & Pour

The B’ham Femme’s dinner is Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Thomas Jefferson Tower. Tickets are $115 and go on sale Wednesday, March 13 at noon.

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