Last week we held our August Full Moon Dinner, with our friends from St John Brewers! We had a great crowd up at Windy Level for the Southern / Cajun inspired family style meal, and St John Experience App came up to shoot some video too, which we’re excited to see down the road.
Chef Ben Lewis took the lead on menu development for this event, drawing on his extensive background in the region. Ben has family and friends in the recently flooded regions of Louisana, so we’ll be donating the proceeds from the August Full Moon Dinner to relief efforts in the area.
The event was served family style, in several courses:
Okra Corn Muffin / Whip Mango Butter
Creamless Creamed Greens & Hock
Inverted Tamale / Jalapeno / Grit Cake / Sweet Chili Glaze
Fried Green Tomato / House Boursin / Crawfish Etouffee
Paired with St John Brewers’ Island Summer Ale and Liquid Sunshine Ale
Alligator Sausage Cheesecake / Shrimp Gravy
Island Jambalaya / Spicy Pepper Jelly
Corn Maque Choux Pot Pie
Paired with St John Brewers’ Island Hoppin’ IPA and Amber Ale
Pecan Praline / Caramel Ice Cream “Float” / St John Brewers’ Root Beer
Of course, no St John Catering event at Windy Level would be complete without a group shot!
Thanks to everyone who came out to join us! We look forward to seeing you at next month’s Full Moon Dinner, on September 16th – it will be a vegetarian dinner!
Moving forward, a portion of the proceeds from each Full Moon Dinner will be donated to an organization we feel is in need, either locally or where we feel we have a connection. We’re open to suggestions from all guests and attendees!