Tuesday, September 13


WHO: Chef Ashley Christensen, Guest Chef John Fleer, and—we hope—you!

John Fleer honed a Foothills cuisine during his years at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, interpreting the work of artisans like Cruze Family Dairy, Sunburst Trout, and Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams. At Canyon Kitchen in Cashiers, North Carolina, he serves root beer glazed pork and Spanish-inspired fig and almond cakes.

WHAT: Stir the Pot, a quarterly fundraiser for the SFA's documentary initiatives hosted by Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner (and three exciting new spots) in Raleigh, North Carolina

WHEN: Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19

WHERE: Sunday evening- Poole's Diner (five-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by guest Chef John Fleer, $150 per person)
Monday evening-Ashley Christensen's home (potluck dinner with Brunswick stew, beer by Foothills Brewing, a drink by Fox Liquor bar, and wine donated by Eliza Kraft Olander, $35 per person)*
*Please bring a side dish or dessert that celebrates your sense of place, wherever that may be

WHY: Because you love great food and drink, killer company, and supporting the SFA

HOW: Reservations are required and space is limited. Call Poole's Diner at 919-832-4477 to reserve your spot for either or both nights. For more information, click here.