Wednesday, September 26

Stir the Pot in Raleigh, October 7–8


On Sunday, October 7 & Monday, October 8, Poole’s Diner is proud to offer another helping of STIR THE POT, a seasonal dinner series benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance’s documentary initiatives. This edition of STIR THE POT will feature guest chef Jamie Bissonnette.



Jamie is the chef and co-owner of Coppa, an Italian enoteca, and Toro, a Spanish tapas restaurant, both located in Boston. He graduated from culinary school in Fort Lauderdale at the tender age of 19, traveled and cooked throughout Europe and the United States, and has been a force on the Boston culinary scene since 2005. He is a connoisseur of punk rock and a devotee of nose-to-tail cuisine. At Stir the Pot, expect Bissonnette to expand your palate with dishes that might range from classic Spanish tapas to inventive Italian-style charcuterie. If you've been wanting to try duck prosciutto, bone marrow pizza, or sea urchin on a baguette, Jamie is your man.

In the two years since Ashley Christensen began Stir the Pot, the series has hosted eight events in Raleigh and has spun off a "brother" series in Nashville, hosted by Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille and Tandy Wilson of City House. Stir the Pot—and you, its participants—have helped the SFA bring numerous short films and oral history projects to completion in those two years. We thank you.

Dinner on Sunday, October 7, 7pm @ Poole’s Diner

A sparkling reception with passed appetizers
A five-course dinner with wine pairings
$150 per person, inclusive
Click here to purchase tickets via TicketLeap.

Reservations are required and seating is limited.

Industry Potluck, Monday, October 8, 6pm-9pm @ Ashley Christensen’s home

The potluck is for everyone—restaurant industry folks, writers, beverage enthusiasts, home cooks and people who with a general love for food and its history. For the potluck, we will provide a main course of Chef Bissonnette's choice along with beer, wine, and a seasonal cocktail.

Please bring a dish to share that celebrates your sense of place, wherever that may be.

Tickets to the potluck are $35. Click here to purchase tickets via TicketLeap.

Reservations are required and limited for both events.