Chef Jason McConnell will give Cool Springs an even bigger taste of the Delta with an Abita Beer Dinner on Tuesday May 4 at his New Orleans-inspired restaurant, 55 South in Downtown Franklin. Sure to be an unforgettable night, guests will gather at the neighborhood eatery at 6:30 p.m. for a reception, and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. The five-course event will feature some of Abita’s most unique and seasonal offerings paired with McConnell’s clever menu, true to southern and delta-inspired flavors. Additionally, members of the Abita Brew Staff, as well as representatives from the local distributor, will be on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes discussion of the brewery and beers poured. The dinner will cost $35.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling 615.538.6001.
THE EVENING’S MENU
Souse with Beer Mustard
Crawfish Cheescake Brulee
Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese
Mexican BBQ Shrimp
Abita Jockamo IPA
Bacon Wrapped Quail, Beer BBQ slaw, Hoe cake
Abita Abbey Ale
Angel Food Cake Bread Pudding with Fresh Strawberry Halves and Strawberry Beer Coulis
Abita Strawberry Harvest
ABOUT ABITA BREWING COMPANY
Abita Brewing Company was founded more than 20 years ago in Abita Springs, LA, only 30 miles from New Orleans. Abita uses premium ingredients from all over the world in their beers, including British and North American malted barley, yeast strains from Germany and the United States, Pacific Northwest hops and the pure water of Abita Springs. The beers are cold-filtered, and contain no preservatives. Due to their passion for quality, not only does Abita Beer have a fine and fresh taste, but an array of loyal customers, including Chef McConnell.
ABOUT 55 SOUTH
Named for the highway that spans from Memphis to New Orleans, 55 South brings a Delta-inspired dining experience to downtown Franklin. Chef Jason McConnell has developed a menu that runs deep into southern comfort, even offering patrons a daily oyster happy hour. 55 South offers lunch and dinner service Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The restaurant also features a traditional New Orleans-style Sunday brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 55 South is located in Downtown Franklin at 403 Main St. Call 615.538.6001 for more information.